Wild animals have their own ways of coping with rainwater, but sometimes, when they find themselves under an opportune leaf, flower or mushroom, they look just like people hiding from the rain under umbrellas!

Most larger creatures try to hide under trees, rocks or cliffs when it rains, and some, like bears, can simply shake it out when it's over. Orangutans, and often other monkeys, are known to use banana leaves or other large leaves in their native jungles to block the rain just like we use umbrellas. Even fish and amphibians that live in the water are often bothered by rain – these will often dive deeper into their ponds and lakes to avoid raindrops. Rarely, of course, you might see a squirrel with an actual umbrella!

If you have any cool photos of animals hiding from the rain or using natural umbrellas, we'd love to see them – please add them to this list!

#1 Dandelion Seed Umbrella

Dandelion Seed Umbrella

Andiyan Lutfi Report

KathyBandas 1 year ago

All of God's creatures are beautiful!

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#3 Dandelion Seed Umbrella

Dandelion Seed Umbrella

Vyacheslav Mishchenko Report

AndiShechter 1 year ago

This is such a beautifully composed photo! The photographer has great talent.

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#4 Mushroom Umbrella

Mushroom Umbrella

Alonk's Roby Report

ShruthiKotian 1 year ago


#6 Flower Umbrella

Flower Umbrella

Ajar Setiadi Report

MadonnaJeffcock 8 months ago

Just singing in the rain.....

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#7 Leaf Umbrella

Leaf Umbrella

imgur Report

GunjanDua 1 year ago

Love this entire collection. And heart heart this ape :*

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#8 Leaf Umbrella

Leaf Umbrella

Richard Austin Report

CristinaJelescu 1 year ago

More like a fancy hat. :)

#10 Grass Umbrella

Grass Umbrella

Vadim Trunov Report

AnabelleClendening 5 months ago


#13 Mushroom Umbrella

Mushroom Umbrella

Carlos Bermudez Report

BillBumgarner 1 year ago

Beautiful glorified animal cruelty. A number of those photos were the subject of an expose that showed how the frogs, in particular, were oft tied up with strings in unnatural positions.

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#14 Flower Umbrella

Flower Umbrella

Fahmi Bhs Report

Yoka 1 year ago

Lovely photography!

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