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10 most beautiful animals on earth that you may have never seen (photos)

All animals living on earth are beautiful. The diversity on our planet is practically endless with different sizes, shapes, characteristics and colours. Thanks to these beautiful animals living in all environments, the world is a more pleasant, mysterious and interesting place.

The 10 most beautiful animals in the world and we've found our list. This doesn't mean there aren't other beautiful animals out there. We just think the following creatures stand out from the crowd. They are exotic, majestic an regal, with an extraordinary kind of beauty.

(10) The Siberian Husky

This gorgeous, medium-sized dog breed has thickly furred double coat and erect triangular ears.

Originally from Northeast Asia, the Siberian Husky is an active and energetic breed, adept to living in extreme cold conditions.

(9) Friesian horse

Friesian horses are elegant and magnificent animals. Entirely one color, these impressive animals transport you to mythical and indomitable territories. Originating from the Netherlands, the Friesian is one of the oldest domestic horse breeds in the world. Their ancestor was the 'tarpan' horse which was wiped out in the 20th century by excessive human hunting. It is known as the wildest horse in history.

(8) The panther chameleon

The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. Additionally, it has been introduced to Réunion and Mauritius.

Male panther chameleons can grow up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length, panther chameleons have a typical length of around 17 centimetres (6.7 in).

Females are smaller, at about half the size. In a form of sexual dimorphism, males are more vibrantly colored than the females. Coloration varies with location, and the different color patterns of panther chameleons are commonly referred to as 'locales', which are named after the geographical location in which they are found. 

Panther chameleons from the areas of Nosy Be, Ankify, and Ambanja are typically a vibrant blue, and those from Ambilobe, Antsiranana, and Sambava are red, green or orange. The areas of Maroantsetra and Tamatave yield primarily red specimens. 

Numerous other color phases and patterns occur between and within regions. Females generally remain tan and brown with hints of pink, peach, or bright orange, no matter where they are found, but there are slight differences in patterns and colors among the different color phases.

(7) The female orchid mantis 

The mantis' evolution in Southeast Asia led the female praying mantis to resemble beautiful orchid flowers.

That's because the females hunt near the flowers. Their appearance fools pollinating bugs into getting close to them, and once the bugs are within reach, the orchid mantis quickly gobbles them up.

There's no question that the orchid mantis looks like its namesake. Its soft pink and white tones and delicate striped patterns make it look nearly identical to the flower.

(6) flamingo

Even the name of this bird reflects its unique appearance, as it comes from the Portuguese word "flamengo" which means "flame-colored".

The flamingo is the national bird of The Bahamas.

Flamingos are monogamous by nature, and only lay around one egg per year.

It takes flamingos about three years to get their pink and red feathers.

(5) The resplendent quetzal

The resplendent quetzal ( /ˈkɛtsəl/) (Pharomachrus mocinno) is a bird in the trogon family. It is found from Chiapas, Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama). It is well known for its colorful plumage. There are two subspecies, P. m. mocinno and P. m. costaricensis.

The resplendent quetzal plays an important role in various types of Mesoamerican mythology. It is the national bird of Guatemala, and its image is found on the country's flag and coat of arms. It also lends its name to the country's currency, the Guatemalan quetzal (abbreviation GTQ).

(4) Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird

Scientific Name: Eupetomena macroura

Class: Aves

Habitat: Brazil

The swallow-tailed hummingbird lives in east and central South America. It prefers semi-open areas, sparse woodland, coastal regions, and gardens, but will avoid dense rainforest. It has a long forked tail that comprises half of the bird's 16 cm length.

(3) Loch's Chromodoris

This unearthly colorful creature is a sea slug living in the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region.

(2) The candy crab

Hoplophrys is a monotypic genus of crab in the family Epialtidae. It contains the single species Hoplophrys oatesi, also known as the candy crab, Oates's soft coral crab, commensal soft coral crab and Dendronephthya crab. 

Hoplophrys oatesi is a very colourful crab that grows from 1.5 to 2 cm. It lives on various species of soft coral in the genus Dendronephthya.

It camouflages itself by mimicking the colours of the polyps among which it hides. It adds further camouflage by attaching polyps to its carapace. Colours vary depending on the colour of the coral, and may be white, pink, yellow or red.

The first pair of legs of this species has small claws. The body has pointed spines with a red and white pattern, similar in appearance to the host coral.

(1) Macaw

Macaws are exotic birds inhabiting the rainforests of South America. They belong to a family of birds called Psittacidae. Their beauty is due to the combination of bright colours in their plumage: bright yellow, crimson red, green grass, blue king and orange are the main colours.

Many people have macaws as pets, and perhaps that's why Ara araraunas are a species that must be taken care of in the natural environment.

Macaws are medium-sized birds but have large wings that attract lots of attention when they are spread.

They are very social birds that love to walk in groups but they are the most beautiful in the air. It is fascinating to see a group of macaws flying. It looks like a drawing of a rainbow in the sky, partly why they are one of the 10 most beautiful animals in the world.

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