WILD NATURE

24 of the world's most beautiful creatures

Talented French photographer Luc Viatour shares with FoxNews.com some of the world's most beautiful creatures. From colorful birds to glowing sea creatures, visit his website for more.

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Chameleon

Chameleons are a type of lizard consisting of approximately 160 species.

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Mandarinfish

This small and brightly colored fish is a member of the dragonet family. The mandarinfish is native to the Pacific.

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Blue-and-yellow Macaw

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) is a South American parrot named for its brightly-colored feathers.

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European Crested Tit

The European Crested Tit is distinct for its feathery-crest on top of its head, almost resembling a mohawk.

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Cnidaria

This diverse group of sea animals all come equipped with stinging cells.

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Zebra

The African animals are known for their striking black and white stripes.

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Peacock

The male peacock displays his impressive feathers in order to attract females.

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Mantis

This mantis is native to the rain forests of southeast Asia. Its four legs resemble flower petals and it is known for its ability to camouflage itself by mimicking the orchid flower.

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Southern Red Bishop

This bird is commonly found in the wetlands in Africa.

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Southern Crowned Pigeon

Hunted for its meat, the Southern Crowned Pigeon is listed as "vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Giraffe

A male giraffe can weigh in at 3,500 pounds at a staggering 16-20 feet.

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Iguana

The Iguana can range from 4 to 6 feet long from head to tail.

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Egret

These white, fluffy birds have long s-shaped necks and can be found in most parts of the Americas.

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Deer

This regal-looking member of the Cervidae family (deer) stands tall as he is photographed.

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Cerianthids

Tube-dwelling anemones or cerianthids may look like sea anemones, but they belong to a different subclass of anthozoans.

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Barn Owl

This common barn owl spreads its beautiful wings in flight.

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White-Fronted Bee-Eater

These birds eat bees and live in colonies of 200.

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Red-and-Yellow Barbet

The colorful bird is native to eastern Africa.

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Edible Frog

This frog is extremely popular in French cuisine.

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Parrot

The parrot is one of the most colorful birds.

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Arabian Oryx

The Arabian oryx is a kind of antelope with a distinct should bump and long, straight horns.

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Grey Crowned Crane

The Grey Crowned Crane is the only crane that can roost in trees. Its long hind toe helps it to hold onto branches.

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Common Octopus

The common octopus hunts for crabs and crayfish at dusk and easily blends in with its surroundings.

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Hummingbird

The Hummingbird is one of the world's smallest birds, measuring in at an average of 3-5 inches.

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24 of the world's most beautiful creatures

Talented French photographer Luc Viatour shares with FoxNews.com some of the world's most beautiful creatures. From colorful birds to glowing sea creatures, visit his website for more.

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