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A Spectrum of Endangered ColorThe world is full of animals and plants




Nature displays a full spectrum of colors, far beyond the reds, greens, and blues that make up modern screen technology. This makes it challenging for photographers to authentically capture and share the true colors of some of the world’s rarest species—like those included below. With its one billion-color, dual-flagship primary cameras, the OPPO Find X3 Pro brings more of us even closer to being able to capture and share the true colors of these species—highlighting how much duller the world would be without them.



Orange

Tigers are one of the world’s most iconic endangered species. These solitary, stealthy hunters experience constant pressure from poaching, retaliation killings, and habitat loss. Less than 4,000 of these magnificent big cats remain in the wild, though through global conservation efforts, their numbers are rising.


With a broad oceanic range and a life expectancy of 150 years, the orange roughy fish might not seem obviously endangered. However, the species is being overfished, and trawlers are targeting large concentrations of roughy that gather to breed, wiping out whole generations of the long-lived fish.


Thirty years ago, the skies above California’s Pacific Coast were filled with orange as millions of western monarch butterflies migrated to California to overwinter. But habitat loss and pesticide use have driven these colorful butterflies to the brink of extinction: in 2020 there were less than 2,000 western monarchs left. Despite this dramatic drop in population, the monarch is not yet listed as endangered.


Yellow

The sea marigold, with its bright yellow flowers, is on the brink of disappearing from its native Sicily. A combination of traffic pollution and competition from an exotic invasive species has made the sea marigold critically endangered. However, a dedicated conservation program employing preservation and propagation is working to save this rare flower.

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