Bizarre animal appearances

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  • Published on:  Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Animals shock us with the most bizarre appearances - some even look like they've been dressing up. But the weird and wonderful shapes and colours of nature are vital to the animals' lives. Sometimes they're disguised to help blend in, other times they are designed to stand out and show off. But whether it's a monkey in make-up or a salamander's toxic stripes, the weird and wonderful outfits enable the creature to thrive.
    The obvious place to start exploring animal outfits is the colourful parrots. The birds dazzling hues are not all caused by pigment, but more a clever reflection of the light. Bright, vibrant plumage is very attractive to a bird of the opposite sex - it demonstrates that the wearer is in good health, but surprisingly the main function of their bold markings is camouflage.
    There is an alternative to blending in. Some animals use colourful costumes to make themselves stand out. In the case of bold and bright tree frogs and salamanders, it's to warn would be attackers of toxins in their skins.
    Intimidation can also be used in the mating game, when a male wants to make himself bigger and more intimidating to his competitors. Many birds flaunt elaborate plumage to make themselves look more dramatic. The king of courting costume though is the peacock. With a two metre tail span, covered in colourful, eyelike markings, he's hard to ignore. But while some creature costumes are easy to explain, others remain a mystery.
    Animals dressing up might seem colourful to us, but perhaps it's not so strange - there is no species that enjoys putting on a costume as much as we do!
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  • lamo
    lamo  3 days ago

    Chameleons does not change their colors for disguise. Thats a myth.

  • everything
    everything  6 days ago +2

    I'm very happy for this programme is very beautiful thank you so much

  • Svetlana Kiipus
    Svetlana Kiipus  7 days ago

    Красота,

  • divine songs
    divine songs  7 days ago +2

    Why guys have to do everything in every species to win a women heart....unfair nature hahahahha

  • Rachel Lee
    Rachel Lee  7 days ago

    21:13 What is that green thing?????

  • Andres Amador
    Andres Amador  14 days ago

    At 27m. So psychedelic! I’ve never seen the ‘shiver’ effect. Amazing!

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    I love you birds

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  • inyazserg Sergey Larin

    NDR Naturfilms. A German company making great films in English? Good job, thank you!

  • bebehas bebehas
    bebehas bebehas  21 days ago

    The right kind of documentaries. Good camera work and fun narration.

  • inyazserg Sergey Larin

    Some videos in 1080p look even better than 4K videos.

  • thomasksatriagurkha7

    Penampilan hewan yang aneh

  • SliCeouT
    SliCeouT  a months ago

    I bursted out in laughter when he said 'sizable schnoze' xD

  • Nicole Clements
    Nicole Clements  a months ago

    Peacocks are so extraordinary!

  • Mahmood Khan
    Mahmood Khan  a months ago

    We indeed do have the craziest costumes

  • Shiboline M'Ress
    Shiboline M'Ress  a months ago

    Mudskipper: "Hey! You! Get outta my pool!" 🎶😉

  • Nhan Vo Truc
    Nhan Vo Truc  a months ago

    Wow, strange animal I have ever seen

  • MsEmeh
    MsEmeh  a months ago

    💙 💜 💙 💜

  • Solèy Enki
    Solèy Enki  a months ago

    he had to let that turd go in order to escape 19:14

  • Dulcelina Cabral
    Dulcelina Cabral  a months ago +2

    I Wish I could smell what THE ROCK IS COOKING 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣