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Strikingly Stunning Birb: Victoria Crowned Pigeons Dazzle In Blue

Okay, we have seen many beautiful animals in our time, but this stunning birdmight just take the cake. "Strikingly beautiful and intelligent, the Victoria crowned pigeon is a fascinating ground bird to watch. It is common to see at a zoo or aviary. Although this is a gentle bird, it is not a bird for novices. Even pigeon fanciers and experienced bird owners need to ensure they have the dedicated space and time required by these majestic creatures." Via the Spruce Pets.

"This bird is the largest living pigeon and the closest remaining relative to the extinct dodo bird. It was named in honor of Queen Victoria for its flashy blue crown of intricate lace-like patterns and its regal poise." Who knew, this bird and the extinct dodo are cousins! It comes as no surprise to us thatthis bird was named after royalty, just look at how vibrant the color of its feathers are! Thismajestic bird looks like it was destined to sit on the throne of our hearts.  Via the Spruce Pets.

12 images of victoria crowned pigeons | thumbnail left and right images of the bird
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Tumblr Thread: Beautiful Animals With Unusual Color Mutations

Nature is amazing. It has given us some of the most beautiful animals in the world. We've seen everything from birds that look like they're wearing stars to stunningly colorful praying mantis. The simplest of animals can leave us breathless and have us in awe of what mother nature has given us. 

Sometimes though, nature decides to create a special treat for the ones of us who are paying attention, and rather than simply making a new beautiful animal, nature takes an existing animal and makes it even more special than before. Below, you will strange and beautiful animals with some of the most incredible color mutations, and you will definitely find yourself amazed by nature all over again. 

tumblr thread of animals with unique and beautiful color mutations | thumbnail includes a picture of a bicolored peacock 'blasting-silence Animals With Unusual Color Mutations'
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (22 images)

Is there anyone else out there for whom the week is moving along at a snail's pace or is it just us? Because we're about ready to fall asleep right now, and we really, really need some extra inspiration to continue working in any way productively. Luckily for us (and you), we get to scour the internet for some of the most amazing animal pictures of the week - the kind of pictures that get your imagination running and your inspiration flowing. 

Pictures worth 1000 words - and sometimes, words are not necessary at all. Just looking at these beautiful, funny, cute, amazing photos of nature is like a breath of fresh air. 

We hope the rest of your week passes productively, everyone, and see you here next week. 

this week's collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes two pictures including a porcupine walking and another of a tiger and a tiger cub chilling
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Starlings Wearing Their Beautiful Cloaks Of Many Stars (Pictures)

There is nothing more beautiful than nature. Natural beautiful colors, beautiful animals, and one of the animals that is consistently one of the beautiful we see are birds. They really got mother nature's best cards - they can fly anywhere they want, they are free, they have stunning voices, and they have the most beautiful color patterns we've ever seen. Especially, the starling bird. 

One of the most underappreciated birds in our opinion. People seem to have the tendency to think of it as a pest, but if you look for one second, you will see that it is one of nature's most beautiful creations - a bird wearing a cloak of many, many stars. 

pictures of starlings thumbnail includes two pictures of the starling bird
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 images)

You're starting to feel it too, right? The tiredness of the week passing getting to you. There's not that much left until you reach the finish line, and yet it feels so very far. Worry not, friends, we've come to the rescue with a collection of pictures worth more than 1000 words to give you the exact inspiration and motivation that you need to get you through these final days of the week.

Every single week, we bring you a collection of pictures such as these - funny pictures, cute ones, pictures that show off just how amazing nature and animals are. We hope that these pictures inspire you as much as they inspire us, and we wish all of you a calm yet productive finish to the week.

this week's collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes two pictures including a lion sleeping in a tree and a badger in the snow reaching up to eat some berries
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Winners Of The 2020 Ocean Photography Awards Announced

The winners of the 2020 Ocean Photography Awards have been announced and we're in awe of the breathtaking photos of the world we don't see often - the world under the sea. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, each photograph is simply superb.

Each year, Oceanographic magazine holds the Ocean Photography Awards in a celebration of "our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing." Such as the difficult photographs of the Conservation Photographer award, images of incredible sea life being tormented by waste. It's heartbreaking to see but important to share and be aware of. 

The photographer awards are open to everyone, from amateurs and professionals to everyone in-between. There are six categories and the overall winner which receives the title of 'Ocean Photographer of the Year.' 

The awards were streamed live from an extended reality stage in London, UK, you can watch the awards on YouTube

We can't wait to see what remarkable photographs are waiting to be discovered next year! 

winners of the 2020 ocean photography awards, thumbnail of two penguins look out across the water, Melbourne’s lights in the distance. St Kilda, Australia. by Tobias Baumgaertner
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Stunning And Colorful Mantises (12 Images)

We don't know about you but when we think of a mantis, the classic green mantis comes to mind. Who in the world knew they could come in such a vast variety of colors, and stunning colors at that? To say we're stunned is an understatement -- mantis are beautiful! 

Bugs are usually something we claim to be beautiful, but they have surprised us in the past! We're just attracted to unusual colors on things we've already decided on how they look. Which is usually brown and not so pleasant to look at. Turns out, there are more colors to little insects than we could ever imagine there would be.

We're not saying we're totally obsessed with insects now but we do appreciate their beauty!

stunning images of colorful mantises - thumbnail includes two images of colorful mantises, one of a pastel rainbow and one like a starry sky
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Striking Microscopic Insect Photography By Pavan Kumar

Talented photographer, Pavan Kumar, is able to capture what one might consider impossible... the beauty of insects. For many people, insects just make us feel squeamish. It's a fair assumption to say many people just don't like bugs. At all. And truth be told, I am one of those people. 

Yet, Pavan Kumar has somehow taken these mesmerizing images with such striking colors, you can't help but stop and marble at the beauty that is obviously there. It's a beauty you can't see until you see it. 

We had the opportunity to ask Kavan the simple question, "Why bugs?" Out of everything in the world to photograph, why these tiny creatures most don't care about? Pavan Kumar responded saying, "Insects are the most ignored creatures, thanks to their size. We see colourful birds, elephants, tigers, and lions in wallpapers and HD image galleries, but none of the insects! They're amazing creatures too. They look beautiful too. Let's show the world what is seldom seen!"

Pavan Kumar has accomplished just that, showing the world what is seldomly seen. See more of Pavan Kumar's insanely beautiful photographs on his Instagram

colorful and beautiful insect photographs from photographer pavan kumar - thumbnail includes two images one of a colorful spider and one of a colorful fly
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Magical World Of Giant Animals By Artist Mono Kubo

Enter the magical world of Japanese artist, Mono Kubo! Mono Kubo, a talented artist who has re-imaged our world where humans are lost and regular-sized, but animals are giant creatures here to comfort us or provide us with some sort of path. Mono Kubo's message behind each one of these stunning and imaginative artworks is trying to tell the viewer that the best way to befriend and understand nature is to envision the roles reversed. We like to believe in a world such as the one Mono Kubo has created. A world where animals are larger than life and are our saviors, in one way or another. 

We have shared some of this artist's artwork before but below are some new ones (mixed with a bit of older items).

You can follow this incredible artist on Twitter or Tumblr! Truth us, you can get lost in this magical world (in the best way possible).

artist reimagines world where humans are small but animals are giant - thumbnail of giant raccoon and a priestess of a shrine and one of a fox buried headfirst into snow
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Majestic Galloping Creatures Of Beauty (15 Horses)

Hold your horses! You'll want to take a moment and appreciate these insanely stunning galloping creatures of beauty

You know how whenever you're out in a car and you happen to see horses go by in your window? You can't help but exclaim, "Look! Horses!" That's us with all of the following images below. And each one below is so darn majestic and lovely, it looks like they came out of novels such as "Black Beauty." 

Seriously, how are horses just so darn lovely? It's no secret everyone secretly (or not so secretly) wished for one, at some point in their lives. Let's live out that fantasy and imagine the horses below are our own. 

gorgeous and uniquely coated horses - thumbnail includes two images one of curly coated horse and one of a dalmatian-looking horse black and white spots
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Golden Lion Tamarin: Adorable Monkeys Of Sunshine

Monkeys are naturally adorable so we needed to take a moment to appreciate the monkeys made from sunshine rays -- the golden lion tamarin

The golden lion tamarin gets its name from its lion-like thick mane and it's beautiful silky, long golden fur. It's an unusually bright and striking animal that can only be found in Rio de Janeiro, and even there only in fragmented forest habitats. 

The golden lion is an endangered species with only around 2,500 left of them in the wild. Due to Brazil's rainforest disappearing over agriculture, industry, and the ever-expanding logging, sadly, the golden lion tamarin is in danger of disappearing along with it. 

beautiful photos of the golden lion tamarin monkey - thumbnail of mom and baby golden lion tamarin monkey
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Animal Beauties Who Have Vitilgo

Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the skin loses pigmentation. Having vitiligo often results in discolored patches in different areas of the body. It's not only pets who have these conditions, humans can have it as well. 

The good news is, having it doesn't affect your health at all, it's not life-threatening in any way or contagious. It could affect ones self-esteem, however. 

Here are 30 absolutely unique and gorgeous animals of all sorts who have vitiligo! Let them know just how beautiful they truly are! 

list of a variety of different animals who have the rare depigmentation vitiligo - thumbnail includes two images one of dogs with vitiligo and one of cat with vitiligo
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (21 Images)

Some pictures are impossible to capture in just a few words, the stories behind them are far too fascinating. Week by week, we bring you a collection of photos just like these. 

When it comes to pictures that are worth more than 1000 words, there is complexity. It's not just that these pictures are beautiful, which they are, but we also see the story behind them - the emotions, the atmosphere, the endless possible situations which might have led to the pictures being taken. They could be funny, heartwarming, or awe-inspiring. They might make you smile, or they might make you think. What's for sure is that there is no way we could sum them up in anything less than 1000 words. 

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Welcome To The Dark Side: Animal Edition

All these animals only have one thing in common... besides being animals, of course, they all look as if they've turned to the dark side. And we gotta say, the dark side looks pretty darn badass. Maybe we'll transition, too. 

Whether it's due to melanistic or partially melanistic, or just having unusual striking (and slightly demonic) features, these animals are flat out awesome and we want to join their crew.

dark side animals photography awesome cool melanistic animal beautiful photos art | adorable white bunny with dark marks around its eyes | person petting a brown owl
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (27 Images)

Each week we bring you such potent images that there aren't enough words to describe them! 

The very meaning behind an image being worth more than 1000 words is that the image conveys such emotion, complexity, simplicity, and we simply do not have the words to fully describe its beauty in its entirety.  And that is actually beautiful in its own way. 

Sometimes, we don't even need words to express ourselves clearly. Enjoy the following gallery of stunning animal images that don't need any caption. 

1000 words animals photos pics amazing stunning photography images life beauty | baby gorilla and baby chimpanzee playing together
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Double-Take: Strikingly Pretty And Adorable Animals (20 Beauties)

Oh my! What a bunch of lovely ladies and fellas! 

All animals are beautiful, this is a fact. However, some animals may have us doing a double-take and those animals are here with us below. 

We can't help but marvel at their beauty -- join us, won't you? 

animals beautiful cats dogs pets aww cute lovely stunning unique | People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes white cat with yellow eyes with grey spots | Meet Thor the Bengal gorgeous stripes cat with green eyes
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