17 animals you'd swear were aliens (but are really from Earth)

While sci-fi often features fantastic-looking extraterrestrials, we believe that if aliens really existed they'd probably think our planet has the most exotic-looking organisms of all.

Writers and filmmakers may have pushed their imaginations to the brink to come up with fantastic imaginary beings, but thanks to modern technology, we now know that the REAL world is full of similarly eye-popping creatures.

Here are 17 animals that are even more extraordinary-looking than any sci-fi Martians.

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