Weird Nature Photography: Transparent Animals

Nature is fascinating and often weird, it surprises us when we expect less. Some creatures use the camouflage techniques as a hunting and defense mechanism, others show everything they have, literally. This post is dedicated to the latter ones. Despite of what we are inclined to think, transparent and translucent animals live also on the ground, not only in the abyss of the ocean and we have visual proof of it. Nothing is photoshopped!


Boom author:2sidekrew


Transparent author:Suzie-Cyanide

Transparent Jellyfish Couple

Transparent Jellyfish Couple author:Chica3D

Little Dots of Pink

Little Dots of Pink author:vincenzzo

Transparent Glass Frog

The Wings Become Windows Butterfly

The Wings Become Windows Butterfly author:e³°°°

Transparent Jellyfish

Transparent Jellyfish author:Lidya Lidya

Transparence on Blue

Transparence on Blue author:mararie

London Zoo, Lepke

London Zoo, Lepke author:missmoxi

Tropic Fish

Tropic Fish author:wu.peng


Liberation author:jacno


Smile author:mfiora50

Two Shrimp…and a Baby Shark

Two Shrimp...and a Baby Shark author:ElseKramer


Alien author:Solvin Zankl

Sergestes sp. Larve

Sergestes sp. Larve author:Solvin Zankl

Glass Frog

Glass Frog author:Luís Louro


Phronima author:Solvin Zankl

Tiefsee Plankton

Tiefsee Plankton author:Solvin Zankl

Transparent Cleaner With Green Eggs

Transparent Cleaner With Green Eggs author:Paul Stretton

Transparent-Headed Fish

Juvenile Cowfish

Juvenile Cowfish author:Chris Newbert

Hydromedusa in Antarctica

Hydromedusa in Antarctica author:Ingo Arndt

Larval Leaf Scorpionfish

Larval Leaf Scorpionfish author:Chris Newbert

Larval Flounder

Larval Flounder author:Chris Newbert

Comb Jelly

Comb Jelly author:Ingo Arndt

Antarctic Krill

Antarctic Krill author:Ingo Arndt

Jelly Larva

Jelly Larva author:Ingo Arndt

Jellyfish, Antarctica

Jellyfish, Antarctica author:Ingo Arndt

Larval Shrimp and Jellyfish

Larval Shrimp and Jellyfish author:Chris Newbert

Antarctic Transparent Jellyfish

Larval Blenny Fish

Pram Bug

Pram Bug author:Solvin Zankl

Larval Squid

Glass Squid

Glass Squid author:David Wrobel

Mantis Shrimp Larva


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12 Responses:

  1. Mario says:

    Fantastic nature !!!

    ( 2 years and 4294 days ago )
  2. Hermitbiker says:

    …. I wonder why Mother Nature decided to let these “animals” be transparent…. must be a “food chain” thing….. or maybe she liked the idea of animals that you can see through !! 🙂

    ( 2 years and 4293 days ago )
  3. payel rakshit says:

    the pictures r realy nice…….wonderful……so many thing humans r oblivious abt….. 🙂

    ( 2 years and 4293 days ago )
  4. Rin says:

    I believe it has something to do with everything; the environment, the ‘food chain’ thing 🙂 and perhaps genetic evolution.

    ( 2 years and 4293 days ago )
  5. romea says:

    wonderful & so nice , thx

    ( 2 years and 4292 days ago )
  6. Chantal says:

    The pictures are awesome!

    It’s pure camouflage, they blend with the environment really well.
    Most of these fish and shrimp are pretty common to fishkeepers, like the Chanda ranga, Kryptopterus bicirrhis, glass shrimps and several other species.

    ( 2 years and 4292 days ago )
  7. rozi says:

    wonderful and very nice

    ( 2 years and 4292 days ago )
  8. Sina panahifar says:

    Those are faboluse. somehow they make us to doubt about where we live. Are there really some creatures like these on the earth?!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 4292 days ago )
  9. Lamantine says:

    Beautiful animals ! 🙂

    ( 2 years and 4289 days ago )
  10. Jack Price says:

    Really beautiful! Wish I could be with them underwater.

    ( 2 years and 4273 days ago )
  11. Funny Pictures says:

    Sometimes nature is funny no doubt.
    What about weird nature ?
    I have an example right here:

    ( 2 years and 4269 days ago )
  12. Bazm says:

    Just more evidence that things were created by an intelligent designer, what purpose would such creatures have other than to intrigue us humans? They don’t have to be transparent for any particular reason.

    ( 2 years and 4259 days ago )