The Animal Kingdom’s Most Fascinatingly Bizarre Color Mutations

Color Mutations Chimera Cat

Source: Top Biologia

Nature is full of beauty, especially in its “imperfections”. Case in point? Color mutations in animals. Over time, evolution can transform an entire species, even creating new ones. Alternatively, a specific mutation can affect only a few individuals within a given animal population.

Several kinds of color mutations can affect the animal world, ranging from well-known albinism all the way to chimera. Some of these are much more common than others. But it seems that the rarer the mutation is, the more intrigued by it we become.

Color Mutations Blue Lobster

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Mexico’s Unbelievable Underwater River

At first, the thought–let alone existence–of an underwater river seems paradoxical, if not impossible. Yet an underwater river is precisely what a group of amateur cave explorers discovered when they went scuba diving in Cenote Angelita (meaning “Little Angel”). A cenote is a natural sinkhole that forms when there is a collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes the groundwater below. These natural pits are generally connected to subterranean water sources and may contain deep underground cave systems.

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Video Proof That New Zealand Is The Most Gorgeous Country In The World

Shot over four months and even more visually stunning landscapes like Mount Cook, Fjordland and Arthur’s Pass, the New Zealand Department of Tourism should pay the creators of this video for the amount of publicity it will bring them.

The World’s Most Beautiful Spring Blooms

There are few times of the year more beautiful than spring. As the weather warms up, green fields and budding trees transform into bright, colorful expanses of daisies, wildflowers and roses. Scientists even estimate that there are between 250,000 and 400,000 flowers plant species covering the globe, many of which have yet to be discovered. From the blushing cherry blossoms that dot Japan’s landscape to the vibrant tulip fields that bring vivid color to Holland’s lush landscapes, spring blooms are one of the world’s greatest marvels.

As the countdown to summer begins, be sure to check out this gallery of some of the world’s most incredible spring blooms.

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Beautiful Purple Tulips

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Spring Tulip Blooming

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Pink Spring Blooms

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Beautiful Yellow Flowers

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Spring Blooms At Hirosaki Castle

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Tulip Fields in Holland

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Road Of Blue Flowers

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Aerial Photo of Tulip Fields from TIME

Source: Time

Colorful Spring Blooms Up Close

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Daffodils in Oregon

Source: Oregon Live

Beautiful, Colorful Flowers

Source: The Canadian

White Cherry Blossoms in Spring

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