Orchids are some of the most diverse and exquisite plants in the world and their flowers boggle the mind – particularly these strange and amusing examples that take on the appearance of certain animals!
1. The tiny Caleana major orchid resembles the cutest little flying duck.
2. The clever Ophrys apifera orchid resembles a female bumble bee visiting a flower – attracting males to mate with it, causing them to get covered in the orchid’s pollen!
3. In similarity to the bee orchid, the Ophrys insectifera appears to look like a fly, although personally I think it looks more like a bear…
4. The Habenaria radiata looks like a beautiful white egret spreading its wings.
5. The Dracula simia orchid not only closely resembles a monkey’s face, it also has an exquisite orange scent, making it one of the coolest orchids ever.
6. Last but not least, there is even an orchid that looks like us mere mortals. The Orchis simia appears to be a naked man!