25 Awesome Blue Animals

In our colorful World we can see animals of any color. I picked the blue to make a list of animal pictures for no special reason or perhaps because I love the sea and the blue sky.

When I was choosing the pictures I was astonished by the beauty of animals, most of them that I had never seen. They are from all around the world and there are several reasons for this awesome blue body color. Blue animals are beautiful and cute!

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Linckia laevigata (sometimes called the "blue Linckia" or Blue Sea Star) is a species of sea star in the shallow waters of tropical Indo-Pacific.The Southern Crowned Pigeon, Goura scheepmakeri, is a large, approximately 75 cm (30 in) long, terrestrial pigeon confined to southern lowland forests of New Guinea. It has a bluish-grey plumage with elaborate blue lacy crests.The Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses), also known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly, or the Blue Mountain Swallowtail  is a large Australian  swallowtail. The Ulysses butterfly has a wingspan of about 14 cm (5.5 inches). The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a suspected coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly from the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripesDendrobates azureus is a type of poison dart frog found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is located in southern Suriname  and BrazilAgama sinaita is an agamid lizard. It is common in deserts around the Red sea. The length of the lizard is up to 25 cmThe blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, is a medium-sized edible marine bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae. Paracanthurus hepatus has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black 'palette' design. The lower body is yellow in the west-central Indian Ocean. It grows to 31 cm (12.25 in.). The species' range is broad, but it is nowhere common. Around one in two million lobsters is blue. The red colour associated with lobsters only appears after cooking.The Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales (called Mysticeti). Blue Whales can reach up to 33 metres (108 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons)  or more in weight. The dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia, has an almost translucent blue color, with vertical red to dark orange stripes. In its native range it is dried for food, and it is also kept as an aquarium fish. It has become highly popular for aquaria. The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is a wrasse  that is mainly found in coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It is also known as the Mori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleonfish Hypselodoris infucata is a species of colorful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family ChromodorididaeHalmus chalybeus, commonly known as the steelblue ladybird, is a species of ladybird (the beetle family Coccinellidae). It has an iridescent blue/green colouration and is a predator of other insects. The Greater Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) is one of three (or perhaps four) species of blue-ringed octopuses. Unlike its southern brethren, the Blue-lined and Southern Blue-ringed octopuses that are found only in Australian  waters.British Shorthairs come in many colours. For many years, the more popular blue variant was common enough to have a breed name of its own: the "British Blue." It remains one of the most popular colours in the breed.The Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), also known as the Indigo Macaw, is a rare Brazilian parrot with a highly restricted range. It is metallic blue with a faint tinge of green, and a yellow patch of skin at the base of the head.The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus (from Latin Pavo, peafowl; cristatus, crested), also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl, is one of two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl. Maylandia callainos (sometimes referred to as Cobalt Zebra, Cobalt Blue Mbuna or Cobalt Blue African Cichlid) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. The correct name of its genus is disputed, with some using Maylandia and others Metriaclima. The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper, Dacnis cayana, is a small passerine  bird. This member of the tanager family is found from Nicaragua  to Panama, on Trinidad, and in South America south to Bolivia and northern Argentina. The Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer  family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States. The Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus, is a small bird  in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from Colombia  and Venezuela south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush. Their breeding habitat is semi-open country across western North America, but not desert areas.  The ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, or Bernis eel, is a species of saltwater  eels, the only member of the genus Rhinomuraena of the Muraenidae (Moray eel) family of order Anguilliformes. A blue groper is a member of two similar species of fish found in the coastal waters of southern Australia, distinguished by the bright blue colouring of the adult males.
Linckia laevigata (sometimes called the "blue Linckia" or Blue Sea Star) is a species of sea star in the shallow waters of tropical Indo-Pacific.
Linckia laevigata (sometimes called the "blue Linckia" or Blue Sea Star) is a species of sea star in the shallow waters of tropical Indo-Pacific.
The Southern Crowned Pigeon, Goura scheepmakeri, is a large, approximately 75 cm (30 in) long, terrestrial pigeon confined to southern lowland forests of New Guinea. It has a bluish-grey plumage with elaborate blue lacy crests.
The Southern Crowned Pigeon, Goura scheepmakeri, is a large, approximately 75 cm (30 in) long, terrestrial pigeon confined to southern lowland forests of New Guinea. It has a bluish-grey plumage with elaborate blue lacy crests.
The Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses), also known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly, or the Blue Mountain Swallowtail  is a large Australian  swallowtail. The Ulysses butterfly has a wingspan of about 14 cm (5.5 inches).
The Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses), also known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly, or the Blue Mountain Swallowtail is a large Australian swallowtail. The Ulysses butterfly has a wingspan of about 14 cm (5.5 inches).
The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a suspected coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly from the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripes
The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a suspected coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly from the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripes
Dendrobates azureus is a type of poison dart frog found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is located in southern Suriname  and Brazil
Dendrobates azureus is a type of poison dart frog found in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is located in southern Suriname and Brazil
Agama sinaita is an agamid lizard. It is common in deserts around the Red sea. The length of the lizard is up to 25 cm
Agama sinaita is an agamid lizard. It is common in deserts around the Red sea. The length of the lizard is up to 25 cm
The blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, is a medium-sized edible marine bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae.
The blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, is a medium-sized edible marine bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae.
Paracanthurus hepatus has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black 'palette' design. The lower body is yellow in the west-central Indian Ocean. It grows to 31 cm (12.25 in.). The species' range is broad, but it is nowhere common.
Paracanthurus hepatus has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black 'palette' design. The lower body is yellow in the west-central Indian Ocean. It grows to 31 cm (12.25 in.). The species' range is broad, but it is nowhere common.
Around one in two million lobsters is blue. The red colour associated with lobsters only appears after cooking.
Around one in two million lobsters is blue. The red colour associated with lobsters only appears after cooking.
The Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales (called Mysticeti). Blue Whales can reach up to 33 metres (108 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons)  or more in weight.
The Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales (called Mysticeti). Blue Whales can reach up to 33 metres (108 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons) or more in weight.
The dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia, has an almost translucent blue color, with vertical red to dark orange stripes. In its native range it is dried for food, and it is also kept as an aquarium fish. It has become highly popular for aquaria.
The dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia, has an almost translucent blue color, with vertical red to dark orange stripes. In its native range it is dried for food, and it is also kept as an aquarium fish. It has become highly popular for aquaria.
The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is a wrasse  that is mainly found in coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It is also known as the Mori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleonfish
The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is a wrasse that is mainly found in coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It is also known as the Mori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleonfish
Hypselodoris infucata is a species of colorful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae
Hypselodoris infucata is a species of colorful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae
Halmus chalybeus, commonly known as the steelblue ladybird, is a species of ladybird (the beetle family Coccinellidae). It has an iridescent blue/green colouration and is a predator of other insects.
Halmus chalybeus, commonly known as the steelblue ladybird, is a species of ladybird (the beetle family Coccinellidae). It has an iridescent blue/green colouration and is a predator of other insects.
The Greater Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) is one of three (or perhaps four) species of blue-ringed octopuses. Unlike its southern brethren, the Blue-lined and Southern Blue-ringed octopuses that are found only in Australian  waters.
The Greater Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) is one of three (or perhaps four) species of blue-ringed octopuses. Unlike its southern brethren, the Blue-lined and Southern Blue-ringed octopuses that are found only in Australian waters.
British Shorthairs come in many colours. For many years, the more popular blue variant was common enough to have a breed name of its own: the "British Blue." It remains one of the most popular colours in the breed.
British Shorthairs come in many colours. For many years, the more popular blue variant was common enough to have a breed name of its own: the "British Blue." It remains one of the most popular colours in the breed.
The Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), also known as the Indigo Macaw, is a rare Brazilian parrot with a highly restricted range. It is metallic blue with a faint tinge of green, and a yellow patch of skin at the base of the head.
The Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), also known as the Indigo Macaw, is a rare Brazilian parrot with a highly restricted range. It is metallic blue with a faint tinge of green, and a yellow patch of skin at the base of the head.
The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus (from Latin Pavo, peafowl; cristatus, crested), also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl, is one of two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl.
The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus (from Latin Pavo, peafowl; cristatus, crested), also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl, is one of two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl.
Maylandia callainos (sometimes referred to as Cobalt Zebra, Cobalt Blue Mbuna or Cobalt Blue African Cichlid) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. The correct name of its genus is disputed, with some using Maylandia and others Metriaclima.
Maylandia callainos (sometimes referred to as Cobalt Zebra, Cobalt Blue Mbuna or Cobalt Blue African Cichlid) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. The correct name of its genus is disputed, with some using Maylandia and others Metriaclima.
The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper, Dacnis cayana, is a small passerine  bird. This member of the tanager family is found from Nicaragua  to Panama, on Trinidad, and in South America south to Bolivia and northern Argentina.
The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper, Dacnis cayana, is a small passerine bird. This member of the tanager family is found from Nicaragua to Panama, on Trinidad, and in South America south to Bolivia and northern Argentina.
The Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer  family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States.
The Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States.
The Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus, is a small bird  in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from Colombia  and Venezuela south to Brazil, and on Trinidad.
The Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus, is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from Colombia and Venezuela south to Brazil, and on Trinidad.
The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush. Their breeding habitat is semi-open country across western North America, but not desert areas.
The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush. Their breeding habitat is semi-open country across western North America, but not desert areas.
The ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, or Bernis eel, is a species of saltwater  eels, the only member of the genus Rhinomuraena of the Muraenidae (Moray eel) family of order Anguilliformes.
The ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, or Bernis eel, is a species of saltwater eels, the only member of the genus Rhinomuraena of the Muraenidae (Moray eel) family of order Anguilliformes.
A blue groper is a member of two similar species of fish found in the coastal waters of southern Australia, distinguished by the bright blue colouring of the adult males.
A blue groper is a member of two similar species of fish found in the coastal waters of southern Australia, distinguished by the bright blue colouring of the adult males.

Some curiosities:

  • Animals can display the blue color all year around or only for some periods as the mating season or camouflage.
  • Bluebirds are not exactly blue, this striking color, results from light reflexion. It's also this kind of reflexion that makes us see blue butterflies and iridescent ladybugs.
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to the colour blue twice as much as to any other colour.
  • Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue! All other birds can’t see this color.
  • Fish have striking colors as blues, reds and yellows because of the way they see their world around. Different colors, patterns and shapes are used to recognize others and, sometimes, scare them away.
  • The Lingcod isn't the only fish with blue-green meat. Other greenlings, like the rock greenling and the kelp greenling, are sometimes tinted turquoise, as is an unrelated sculpin called the cabezon.
  • Some animals, like lizards and giraffes, have blue tongues.

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Facts about these animals

 
Blue Sea Stars, as other sea stars can regenerate their arms if damaged or lost, growing back into a full sea star 
Crowned-pigeons are the largest pigeons in the world
The metallic blue Ulysses butterfly is not only colorful itself, but it is also attracted to blue objects. They can see something blue 30m away. 
The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a reported, but not proved, coloration morph of a tiger, in the Fujian Province of China
Dendrobates azureus is a type of poison dart frog with a very conspicuous colouration that serves as a warning to predators of its poisonous properties. 
Pseudotrapelus sinaitus is active during daytime and feeds on insects and other arthropods and plants. During the breeding season, males become a striking blue colour in order to attract females. 
Blue mussels play an important role in Rhode Island estuaries as filter feeders, removing bacteria, heavy metals, and toxins from the water column.
In the movie "Finding Dory", Dory is a cartoon depiction of a Paracanthurus hepatus, a type of surgeonfish.
Blue lobsters are an extremely rare variant of lobster.  Only one in 2 million lobsters is blue. The color is a result of a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein.
The Blue Whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant - their hearts, as much as a car.
Dwarf Gourami is one of the types of fish that is capable of shooting water droplets at insects above the water and knocking them into the water.
Humphead wrasse or napoleonfish are extremely long-lived, known to survive for at least 30 years, and taking around five to seven years to reach sexual maturity
Sea snails feed on sponges.
This blue ladybird is an important predator of pests in citrus plantations in Australia, and was introduced into New Zealand as a biological control for citrus insects pests
The blue-ringed octopus is the only octopus that is poisonous to humans. 
A very long time ago these blue cats were bred as hunting cats.
Macaws are able to reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.
Peacock’s feathers are so brilliant because of microscopic “crystal-like structures” that reflect different wavelengths of light depending on how they’re spaced, resulting in bright fluorescent colors. 
The Cobalt Blue Zebra female will carry the eggs in her mouth for about 1 month before she release the free swimming fry. 
The blue dacnis’s call is a thin tsip.
Naiads feed on a wide variety of aquatic insects, such as mosquito larvae, other aquatic fly larvae, mayfly larvae, and freshwater shrimp. They will also eat small fish and tadpoles.
Many honeycreepers feed on nectar, and some are called sugarbirds.
Western bluebirds, notably the females, are also known as helpers because they raise the young of other birds. 
Ribbon eels are known to stay in the same hole for months or even years.
All blue gropers begin life as females. In 1998, the eastern blue groper was made the state fish emblem of New South Wales.

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Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I so love Western Blue Birds! They migrate in, just as the snow is melting, adding the most beautiful bit of color to the landscape, reminding me that winter will not last forever.


Nicole Bickel 5 years ago

i think this is really cool !!


Zoe 4 years ago

Awesome


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the big potato 4 years ago

this is very great,it will help me out on the poem that I have to write for school... Thanks


Lolz 4 years ago

LOve the animals. So delicate:]


Ayaz 3 years ago

Really cool collection :) here are some more blue animals and really beautiful ones : http://www.designzzz.com/blue-animals/


animallover 3 years ago

The Maltese Tiger is soooo gorgeous... :3


Awesomer than u girl! 3 years ago

The blue tiger is real! I've been to China! I saw one when I was there


Lollollol 2 years ago

Thx! Helped a lot with a story I'm writing! Ur the best!


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Takeshi Ideyama 2 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Why are you ignoring the Bluejay!!!!!!!!


dffzfbfbfbfbdgf 2 years ago

you forgot the Lygodactylus Williamsi


hihihihihihi 2 years ago

thx so much


doe88 12 months ago

I think the Ribbon eel should be called the Ribbing eel cuz it looks knitted!


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Janda Raker 7 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

I really enjoyed your photos of blue animals! Beautiful!

However some of the captions were cut off so I was not able to finish reading them. I hope you can edit them so we can know more about these beauties!

Thanks.


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Margaridab 7 weeks ago from Lyon, France Author

Thanks for visiting my article!

I'm going to edit the article.


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Janda Raker 7 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

Great! I look forward to seeing the revised edition!

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