Weird Nature

15 Vibrant Rainbow Animals That Most People Don't Realize Exist  

Erin McCann
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This vibrant collection of pictures of colorful animals just might tickle you pink (or any other color that matches your outfit). Though jackalopes and unicorns exist only in fiction, rainbow animals exist on land, under rocks, and deep within the ocean. From fish, to birds, to frogs, these colorful animal photos make nature seem even more interesting and rich. Thanks to good genetics or an ability to change color, multi-colored organisms act as the club kids of the animal kingdom, rocking more shades than a Covergirl palette. If anyone makes a great case for natural beauty, it's the vibrant-looking animals below.

Some animals actually reflect the colors of the rainbow while others just feature a wide range of pretty hues. But there's a reason these animals are colored this way. In the case of poison dart frogs, their color points reminds predators that a side effect of consuming them is death. Other creatures use rainbow colors to falsely advertise they are dangerous, when in fact the only thing dangerous about them is their commitment to bold fashion. Whatever the reason for the multitude of colors they wear, these photos of rainbow animals will leave you amazed and impressed with Mother Nature's paintbrush.

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Mantis Shrimp Can Never Truly Feel Blue
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Photo: charlene mcbride/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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If David Bowie Was A Bird, He'd Have Been A Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Vibrant Rainbow Animals That Most People Don't Realize Exist
Photo: 70154/Pixabay/CC0 1.0
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Actually, The Lilac Breasted Roller Was Nowhere Near The Paintball Field
Lilac-breasted Roller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Vibrant Rainbow Animals That Most People Don't Realize Exist
Photo: Gareth Rasberry/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0
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The Madacascan Sunset Moth Secretly Loves To Hula Hoop
Chrysiridia ripheus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Vibrant Rainbow Animals That Most People Don't Realize Exist
Photo: Bernard Dupont/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0
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