We all know that the animal world is very colorful and that is one of the most beautiful parts about them. But there are some colors, which are very rare among the animals, but they are very common among us. If you think such colors, the first one that will come to your mind is blue. Spotting a blue colored animals is very rare and you will hardly find such. Though there are many reasons of this rarity, but here we are making many such animals visible to you in this article. Spend some time with these rarely found naturally occurring blue colored animals.
Naturally Occurring Blue Colored Animals:
Though the color blue is very common in the plant world as they can produce that pigment with the help of anthocyanins, but there are very few members of the animal kingdom that can produce blue color. Here you will be knowing about something very interesting in this part. Actually, most of the animals that look blue, is not actually blue. But some structural formation in their body makes them look blue from far distance. For example, if you think about a Blue Jay bird, they are not actually blue and they appear almost black. But there are some tiny air sacs in the bird’s feather that scatter the light, making them appear blue from a distance.
The structure, which you read in the previous para, is common in many animals. This is the reason many birds, butterflies and even the reptiles look different from their actual color in our eyes. It is actually called as structural coloration that means, the color, which we find them, is actually not their color all the time. But this is a natural phenomenon and we can call it as a natural occurrence of color on them. If any destruction or disturbances occur in their body structure, the change of color may also be found.
Blue is always a very striking color and it is abundantly found in the nature, but as we have said, it is rarely found in the animal kingdom. One question that may strike your mind is that sometimes, we describe the gray coat in animal as blue, specially in dogs and cats. But they are not actually blue, instead, the color is a shade of gray that makes a bluish tint, which is a diluted variant of pure black.
You may again think that why there is no blue cat or a blue dog found anywhere in the world? Actually, these animals’ coats can never play with the light and this is one of the main reasons behind that. But, the animals that can bend light through their coat, sometimes make blue color and stand out from the others being really rare and special. These were all the inner discussions about animal structures and coloration. But if you leave all these things, you can find something really great in them. So just, leave all this information, you have read about them and concentrate on their beautiful appearance.
All the pictures of blue animals that we have collected here are just for an entertainment purpose and with that, you also got some idea about their natural occurrence theory. But the main thing is that, just look at these animals and you will find something really serious about them. Yes, Mother Nature makes them really special from others. Once upon a time blue color was regarded as a color of nobility. Who knows, that these animals are also regarded as the noble ones among the whole animal kingdom. Have a good time and do love animals a lot.