Now scientists have described more than 1.6 million species of animals, but for some reason we are used to looking at the same ones. As a fight against this injustice, we decided to show you photos of outstanding animals, each of which is unusual in its own way. Some of them are of rare beauty, others were photographed at a delicate moment, and still others came here thanks to the stories that made them famous. Sit back, it will be interesting.
This African Nyala antelope looks like a studio Ghibli cartoon character
It also looks like an attempt by artists to show what an extinct animal might look like.
Termite queen sizes
As Simba from The Lion King said, “Slippery but nutritious!”
Great underwater photography of humpback whales: mom and her cub
A charming moment of whale tenderness.
Newborn (live) alpaca
We have never seen anything alive that looked so dead.
This is a rusty-spotted cat, and this is her adult size
Probably nature made them so charming to lull the vigilance of their prey. PS: man for the scale.
Translucent baby surgeon fish
His organs are not even visible.
Bagworm caterpillars collect and saw up small sticks to build intricate log huts
Who, who lives in the little house? BAG!
Beetle infected with the parasitic fungus cordyceps
A beetle that looks like it has the hair of a mad scientist.
A NYPD officer looks at Ming, a 160kg tiger secretly kept in a Harlem apartment, 2003
Real estate in New York is so expensive that it is still unknown how the tiger could afford to rent an apartment.
A stunningly beautiful caterpillar of the subfamily Hemileucinae of the family of peacock eyes
Caterpillars of the subfamily Hemileucinae are reported to have venomous hairs. The tiny bristles in many Hemileucinae species are stings attached to small blisters that are filled with toxin.
Glaucus atlanticus – also known as the blue dragon
Despite its beautiful appearance and miniature size, this mollusk is a predator and has some poisonousness. Reportedly relatively safe for humans.
Sampson is a Shire horse born in 1846 in Toddington Mills, Bedfordshire, England. He was the tallest and heaviest horse ever recorded.
And this horse also looks like it is in house slippers.
A beautiful blue crayfish found in the mountains of West Virginia
A beautiful blue crayfish with golden claws. This is probably the cambarus monogalensis crayfish.
Australian veterinarians rescue rare Pikachu-like golden possum
In Australia, there is at least some animal cuter than in other countries – these are possums.
Squid eggs, with little “aliens inside”
A Swedish company has created an environmentally friendly reflective paint designed to be applied to deer antlers to protect animals at night.
In 2014, some reindeer farmers took advantage of this innovation. Perhaps this way the drivers will shoot down deer much less.
Grizzly bear caught salmon with caviar
With all of its salmon, it is as if begging the photographer to help him.
Strange Norwegian bird Turukhtan
Looks like a classic Count Dracula.
And finally, the cat Stubbs, who was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska from 1997 to 2017.
Finally, a politician you can trust.