The need to attract animals to facilitate their pollination process has been behind the evolution of plants and their flowers from almost their very beginning. Their remarkable adaptations have resulted in an astounding number of distinct shapes, sizes, colors, and even flavors. This stunning variety inevitably resulted in some flowers that coincidentally resemble familiar things like figures or animals. While this similarity probably doesn’t provide an evolutionary advantage, it’s at the very least incredibly entertaining!

These are REAL flowers that just happen to look like completely different things:

1. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
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2. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
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3. Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
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4. Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
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5. Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)
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6. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)
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7. Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
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8. Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
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9.Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)
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10. Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
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11. Orchid that looks like a tiger
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12. Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
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13. Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
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14. Dove Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
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15. Ballerina Orchid
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16. White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
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17. Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
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Source: Boredpanda

Orchids that look like tiny monkeys… Just when I thought I’ve seen everything, mother nature proves me wrong.

If you love these exotic flowers, share them with your friends!