Creatures So Colorful That You’ll Think They’re Photoshopped


Our amazing planet is home to a myriad of exotic species of flora and fauna. Every ecosystem has its own unique features that provide for certain plants and animals, enabling them to thrive.

The plants and animals of this world are a part of nature’s color spectrum. Some of them come in such a wide array of colors that you’ll bet they’re photoshopped. The below list features some of the most psychedelic animals on our planet.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa. With stunning colors of red, purple, yellow, green and blue, the name ‘peacock’ suits it perfectly.

Rainbow Lorikeet

A colorful species of parrot found in Australia. The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colorful plumage.

Blue Ringed Octopus

Found in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia.

Scarlet Macaw

A very large colorful parrot found in the Amazon Rainforest. The bright red, yellow and blue colors make it the most charismatic birds of the parrot family.

Love Birds

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One of the smaller species of parrots, they’re brilliantly colored and incredibly social.

Peacock Spider

Fuzzy, colorful and best known for their energetic courtship dances, these arachnids are found in Australia.

Lilac Breasted Roller

An African bird, belonging to the roller family of birds. They’re found throughout southern and eastern Africa.


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Parrotfish are colorful and voracious herbivores found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world.

Fiery-throated Hummingbird

A medium-sized hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama.

Panther Chameleon

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A species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome.

Golden Pheasant

The golden pheasant or Chinese pheasant is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China.

Mandarin Fish

A small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family native to the Pacific.