30 Rare Photos That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things - Page 2 of 12

30 Rare Photos That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things

3- The Giant Heads Of Easter Island Do Have Bodies

The ancient and mysterious ‘Easter Island Heads’ were carved from rock between A.D 1100 and 1500 by ancient Polynesians. Their traditional name is ‘moai’ but most people know them as the giant heads which is why it is often shocking when it’s discovered they have bodies.

“The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues,” Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life’s Little Mysteries

4- This Is What A Baby Flamingo Looks Like

These fluffy little creatures are baby flamingos, which may be confusing to some as they are lacking their infamous pink color. Babies of this species are fed bright red milk made from their parents’ upper digestive tracts. As they grow up, they begin to develop their characteristic pink feathers. Adult flamingos feed on red and blue-green algae, which is filled with beta carotene, an organic chemical with a reddish-orange pigment.

The digestive track system of flamingos extracts the pigment and it eventually dissolves into fats. These fats are deposited into new feathers for full-on pretty in pink transformation.

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