It’s common to look up into the sky and spot a cloud that resembles an animal or some other random object, but have you ever noticed that in flowers?
There are thousands of different types of flowers, and each one is designed to attract insects and birds. To do this, they bloom into some of the most colorful, attention-grabbing displays you’ve ever seen, some of which are uncanny to behold. We’ve gathered some of our favorites for you to enjoy below!
1. Impatiens psittacina — the parrot flower.
2. Anguloa uniflora orchids, which resemble swaddled babies.
3. Caladenia melanema — ballerinas!
4. Ophrys bomybliflora, which could definitely stand in for bumblebees.
5. Snapdragon seed pods look like a bunch of skulls.
6. Caleana major orchids could be flying ducks.
7. Phalaenopsis amabilis — tigers!
8. Aristolochia salvadorensis, also known as Darth Vader.
9. Psychotria elata — lips.
10. Calceolaria uniflora — definitely an alien.
11. Dracula simia — or is it a monkey?
12. Habenaria radiata — white egret birds.
13. Habenaria grandifloriformis orchids, the world’s angels.
14. Impatiens bequaertii — tiny dancing ladies.
15. Peristeria elata — doves.
We can’t believe some of these flowers are even real! It just goes to show that the wondrous beauty of nature is worth taking the time to explore. Which one surprised you the most?
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