The 10 Most Beautiful Animals in the World
All animals living on earth are beautiful. The diversity on our planet is practically endless with different sizes, shapes, characteristics and colours. Thanks to the beautiful animals living in all environments, the world is a more pleasant, mysterious and interesting place.
Beauty is a broad and subjective term. If there is an animal that you think is one of the most beautiful but does not feature on the list, leave us a comment and we will take it into account for future articles.
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. They are definitely one of the 10 most beautiful animals in the world!
2. White Bengal Tiger
The Bengal tiger is a symbol of grandeur and strength. Majestic in appearance, anyone in the presence of this creature will be left open-mouthed. It’s not surprising that the tiger was the animal chosen to be the main character in many Greek, Persian and Chinese mythologies.
The mystery and mystique in their looks mesmerises anybody looking at them. Due to their genetic mutations, some Bengal tigers are born white… which makes them even more beautiful!
The tale about the ugly duckling that became a beautiful swan is not entirely true, nor is it completely false. It is true that the swans are born beautiful white creatures, but, equally, when they are ducklings they are adorable and sweet looking.
As they grow and develop, swans become a totem of beauty and grace. Elegance and beauty are connotations that come to mind to most people when we observe a swan. They strike us with their beauty and they are clearly worthy of being among the most beautiful animals in the world.
4. Albino peafowl
When I was looking for photos for this article of the 10 most beautiful animals in the world, it took me several minutes to choose the right one to represent the albino peacock. The white plumage that is white as snow and looks like a painting is very unique. This bird is a real supermodel, always posing, strutting their stuff and showing their beauty to all who pass before them.
A dolphin’s beauty goes beyond its bright physical appearance. Humans have always been fans of dolphins and have enjoyed their presence for years. Dolphins symbolise joy, freedom and spontaneity in such a controlled world. When you see a dolphin or, even better, a group of dolphins swimming and surfing the waves, your mood improves instantly. Dolphins look like they are always smiling. They are mood-boosting creatures! And it’s all down to their delightful appearance.
Electric, this is the mandarin fish, which seems to contain an internal light that makes it glow at all times. This fish is one of the most searched for creatures by underwater photographers so they can be captured on camera. Despite its own light, the mandarinfish is very shy and prefers to appear at night, when they go out to mate. Colloquially they are called Mandarin because they resemble the legendary Chinese dragons.
Chameleons are the world’s most beautiful reptile. Imagine being able to change colour depending on the circumstances, to make yourself indistinguishable – or to show off! Chameleons can change colour because they have pigment cells in their skin called ‘chromatophores’ that allow them to blend in with the environment, changing tone every time they want to hide from a predator or dress up for courtship rituals.
8. 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 the ‘tarpan’ horse, who was wiped out in the 20th century by the excessive human hunting, is known as the wildest horse in history.
9. Siberian husky
How can we not include a dog in this list? The Siberian husky takes the award for canine beauty. Elegant white and grey furred animals with piercing blue eyes, they never fail to catch our attention. Their image evokes protection, strength and magnetism. And snow!
10. Glasswinged butterfly
The glasswinged butterfly, or scientifically known as ‘Greta Oto’ is one of the strangest and peculiar butterflies in the world. The textile of their wings is transparent except for the edge which is brown. This makes them appear to change color, depending on which setting they are in. They almost camouflage against their surroundings. This exceptional ability makes them blend in with the vegetation and distracts predators. Find out more fascinating facts about butterflies in our AnimalWised article.