All animals are beautiful, including those living on earth. The diversity of animals on our planet is practically endless, with different sizes, shapes, characteristics and colours. Thanks to these beautiful animals living in all environments, the world is a more pleasant, mysterious and interesting place.
Here at AnimalWised, we decided to find out which animals are considered the most beautiful in the world. We did some research and compiled a list of what we think are the coolest creatures around. They’re exotic, majestic, and beautiful – some are even pretty. However, it’s important to remember that beauty is subjective. If there’s an animal you think should have made the cut but didn’t, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll keep it in mind for future articles.
The world’s most beautiful animals list
Before we get into the details of these elegant and graceful creatures, we breakdown our top 10 list here:
- Scarlet macaw
- White Bengal tiger
- Mute swan
- White peacock
- Fresian horse
- Siberian Husky
- Glasswinged butterfly
Our animal list comes complete with pictures so you can appreciate their beauty for yourself. If you’re looking for more animal lists, be sure to check out our selection of big-eyed animals – some of the cutest creatures on the planet!
1. Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
Macaws exotic birds that inhabit the rainforests of South America. They belong to the family of birds called Psittacidae – one of three types of true parrots. A big part of their beauty is their plumage, which can be a bright yellow, crimson red, green grass, royal blue, or orange. Many people have macaws as pets. However, the Ara macao is a species that must be taken care of in its natural environment.
It’s no wonder that macaws are one of the ten most beautiful animals in the world – with their large, colorful wings, they are a sight to behold! These medium-sized birds are very social creatures that love to stay in groups, and they are especially stunning when flying in formation. It’s truly a breathtaking experience to see a group of macaws flying through the sky, and their vibrant plumage is a feast for the eyes.
While we think the scarlet macaw is particularly gorgeous, there are many other types of macaws that are just as beautiful. Each one has its own unique coloration and markings, and they all add to the overall beauty of this amazing species.
2. White Bengal tiger (Panthera tigristigris)
2. White Bengal tiger (Panthera tigristigris)
The Bengal tiger is one of the most popular animals in the world. Known for their grandeur and strength, they are a sight to behold. Tigers have been chosen as the main character in many mythologies for their regal appearance and power. If you’re ever in the presence of a Bengal tiger, you’ll be left speechless.
The Bengal tiger is a truly mesmerizing creature. They are born white due to genetic mutations, but this is not due to albinism. Their rarity makes them even more beautiful, which is why they make the list.
3. Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
The story of the ugly duckling that became a beautiful swan is a metaphor for inner beauty. The down feathers of swan chicks, known as cygnets, are darker than those of their bright white adult counterparts. However, we think even swan chicks are beautiful. While there are different types of swans in the world, the mute swan is the most emblematic of the bird type.
As they grow and develop, mute swans become a totem of beauty and grace. Most people think of elegance and beauty when they see a swan. They are impressed by their beauty and think they are one of the most beautiful animals in the world.
4. White peacock
When searching for photos of the 10 most beautiful animals in the world for this article, it took several minutes to choose the right one to represent the white peacock. The peacock is the name for a male peafowl, an animal with some of the most extreme sexual dimorphism we have seen.
The peacock’s majestic white plumage is as white as snow and looks like a painting, making it one of the most unique birds in the world. This bird is a real supermodel, always posing and strutting its stuff to show off its beauty to all who pass by. Not only is it one of the prettiest animals, but its unique approach to mating rituals makes it one of the most fascinating. As with the white tiger, the white peacock’s appearance is also thanks to leucism, although there are rare albino examples.
5. Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Dolphins are beautiful creatures, both inside and out. For years, humans have been fascinated by dolphins and have enjoyed their company. Dolphins symbolize joy, freedom, and spontaneity in a world that can often feel very controlled. When you see a dolphin (or even better, a group of dolphins) swimming and surfing the waves, it’s impossible not to feel your mood improve instantly. Dolphins always look like they’re smiling, which is one of the reasons they’re one of the coolest animals in the sea.
6. Mandarinfish (Synchiropussplendidus)
The mandarinfish is one of the most beautiful and colorful fish in the world. It’s electric appearance makes it seem to contain an internal light that makes it glow. This fish is one of the most searched for creatures by underwater photographers.
Despite creating its own light, the mandarinfish is very shy and prefers to appear at night when they go out to mate. They are nicknamed after Mandarin culture because they resemble legendary Chinese dragons. When you see them swimming, they are surely one of the most elegant animals in the world.
7. Chameleon (Chamaeleonidae)
Chameleons are some of the most beautiful reptiles in the world. Imagine being able to change your color depending on your surroundings! They use their color-changing ability to blend in with their environment or to show off to potential mates. Chameleons are a very diverse group of animals, with over 170 different species.
Chameleons can change color because they have pigment cells in their skin called ‘chromatophores.’ These cells allow them to change tone and blend in with their environment. This ability comes in handy when they want to hide from predators or dress up for courtship rituals.