Proof That Nature Is Scarier Than You Think

A rose that grew from concrete, double rainbows and a moth turning into a butterfly are all beautiful aspects of nature. Of course, there are other amazing features of nature that people love to appreciate but there are also some pretty terrifying creatures and disembodiments as well. This list is only for the brave so try your hardest and witness all the time’s nature got scary.

To The Underworld

demon lava pit

This is a lava pit that looks like it leads to the devil. The tar even looks like lost souls being sucked into the fiery abyss. If that lady isn’t careful then she could end up in a pretty hot situation.

Landslide Of Doom

This was one crazy landslide. the detour for this must have been extremely annoying and how long did it take for this to fix this? Hopefully, there was no one who got trapped in the dirt and debris while it was happening. I feel sorry for the construction workers handling this.

Fox In The Block

This fox reportedly fell into the ice and was uncovered frozen in a cube of ice. Once found, he was carved into shape and left on the ice as a “scarecrow” to keep people off the ice. Seeing a frozen fox is a tad bit creepy wouldn’t you agree?

Spiked Skeleton

This fish or whatever you want to call it looks highly unordinary. The eyes on it are huge and the mouth looks like it was capable of eating another fish whole with just one bite. And did we mention there are spikes on the skeleton? That’s as creepy as it gets.

Big Crab Baby

If you saw this thing just crawling around, chances are you would question if the environment you are in is good for your well-being. A crab with a baby’s head on it is quite alarming mainly because it’s something you don’t really see every day or at all.

Would You Believe This Man Survived?

person standing in lighthouse door as large wave hits it
Photo credit: Gar1986/Reddit
Photo credit: Gar1986/Reddit

In 1989, Jean Guichard captured this incredible photo on the northwest coast of France. The lighthouse known as Phares dans la Tempete, la Jument, is almost completing engulfed by a massive wave.

The man you see standing in the door is Theodore Malgorn, who was the lighthouse keeper. Malgorn and his colleagues remained safely tucked away in the upper levels of the lighthouse during the storm and all made it out safely.

Don’t Reach In There

What you are looking at is a mother centipede. This mother is protecting her babies. I have never seen an insect that looks this creepy and dangerous. Imagine putting your hand in there by accident and touching that alien-like bug. That would be one interesting feeling.

One Dangerous Nest

Once again, a doll gets tied up in nature and the results are daunting. Wasps are already a scary insect because their stingers are quite painful. But to see them flying in and out of a baby doll in a tree only makes them worse.

An Island Of Fire Ants

Yes, you are looking this correctly. That is a herd of ants that formed together during Hurricane Harvey so they could float safely together. Smart thinking on their part but a terrifying sight for us to see in real life. They could easily disband and attack you.

Just How Many Bees?

What you see is an image of honey seeping through the electric outlet on the wall. That means there are bees inside the walls producing honey. Having bees inside your wall is not a treat or a joy. They can easily find a way in a sting you. That’s not fun.

A Traveling Couple Captures Cyclist Being Chased By a Grizzly Bear

cyclist in alaska being chased by brown bear
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Photo credit: Adalwulfpranger/Reddit

Cassie Beyer and her husband Donald Poster were driving down a scenic highway in July 2017 when they spotted a cyclist who was unknowingly being chased by a sizeable grizzly bear.

The couple started honking their horn in an attempt to scare the bear. Another drive did the same, catching the cyclist’s attention and yelling ‘You’ve got a grizzly bear about 25 feet behind you.’ Apparently, the cyclist is used to this as he reportedly kept calm and started pedaling faster.

An Enormous 28-Foot Crocodile

28 foot crocodile with two hunters in background
Photo caption: @ciencia_gif/Twitter
Photo caption: @ciencia_gif/Twitter

This photo was taken in Queensland, Australia in 1957 after this enormous crocodile was shot and killed. What’s even cooler is that the croc was taken down by a female hunter named Krystina Pawlowski.

She was a Polish immigrant who was a respected hunter. Still, she didn’t gain international attention until she killed this crocodile with one shot, earning the fitting nickname “One Shot” and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Killer Fish Teeth

Swimming in the water and running into this can completely ruin your mood for future trips to the beach. If that thing were to latch on to your foot on any part of your body, consider yourself lunch! Those teeth look extremely sharp and capable, so be careful in the ocean.

Dead Man’s Fungus Is Straight Out Of A Horror Movie

photo of xylaria polymorpha fungus also known as dead man's fingers
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Photo credit: Unknown_name/Reddit

It looks like a zombie waking from the dead and trying to dig itself out of a shallow grave. In reality, this is a fungus called xylaria polymorpha. It’s a saprotrophic fungus which means it needs dead organic matter to grow. Terrifyingly, that means it would actually grow rapidly in a cemetery.

Whichever scientist out there had the idea to nickname this plant Dead Man’s Fungus had a weird sense of humor.

The Great Escape

This insect was swallowed whole by this viper, no big deal. The insect’s escape is what matters. If it was able to survive a viper eating it and it’s insides then this bug is nothing to mess with. Take a good mental image of it so you know just in case you run into it in the wild.

The Plant Of Death

plant of death

This is when the underworld finds a way into the real world. Not only does this “plant” look wild and devilish, it looks like something straight from a sci-fi movie. I wouldn’t get near it even if you paid me. Whatever that is exactly, needs to be left alone.

The Burning Tree

tree after lightening strikes

Apparently, lightning struck this tree, however, this wasn’t the direct aftermath. This tree was burning like this a day later as well. Is it going to explode? I don’t know what’s going to happen but coming across this would put some interesting thoughts in people’s minds.

A Human Fish?

The teeth this fish possess look awfully familiar. Maybe that’s because those look exactly like human teeth! This creeps you out because it makes you wonder how it obtained human like features. Evolution could have brought this fish to this stage but why would it need human like teeth?

Another Scary Nest

This was found in a man’s shed that was left alone for an extended period of time. The scary head feature is from a wood carving that was in the shed and apparently, a nest was formed over it. Walking into the shed and seeing this for the first time must have been borderline heart-stopping.

Resurrected Frog

The frog that rose again. This frog was found outside of a shop flattened with no life. The owner thought it would be a good idea to pour some water on it and sure enough, this little guy came back to form and was ready for action.

A Special Golden Fish

If you thought the fish with the human teeth was strange, just look at this one. A gold tail with a weird mouth and crazy teeth. This is another creature that looks like it’s from a sci-fi show or movie. Coming across this would be a bad thing I’m willing to bet.

Husk Heads

What you see are dying flowers. But on first glance, it looks like little heads in the plants. Ghostly faces too, flowers don’t usually look this way when they’re dying out so this is particularly creepy. But now you know just in case you run into something like this.

A New Transformation

Strolling through nature is always fun and a good time. That is until you come across something like this that looks like its transforming into an alien from another planet. Imagine that thing turned into that while you were walking by and proceeded to fly in your direction.

Snake Creature?

The body of this thing looks like a caterpillar. Nothing scary about caterpillars at all, they’re gently insects. But why does this one have the head of a snake? Is this some type of new creature that was found or a fusion of the two? Whatever part of the world these things are found, you won’t find me.

A Great White Shark Next To The Mouth Of A Megalodon

great white shark hung inside the jaws of a megalodon fossil
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Photo credit: @rainmaker1973/Twitter

Normally, animals going extinct is a bad thing. But one look at the jaws of a megalodon and we can’t say we’re sad they are no longer in existence. These behemoths existed somewhere between 2.5 and 28 million years ago but went extinct due to lack of prey.

Female great white sharks can grow up to be 21 feet in length, so they’re not exactly on the small size. But that’s no match for the megalodon, which could be as long as 59 feet.

These Mammatus Clouds Following a Tornado Look Photoshopped

mammatus curved clouds following a tornado
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Photo credit: @3h_wc/Twitter

Mammatus clouds, also known as mammary clouds, get their name for their resemblance to udders. These strange clouds are formed when cold air is pushed down and forms pockets within the warm air. A man named Wiliam Clement Ley was the first person to record this phenomenon in the late 1890s.

You are most likely to see them following a thunderstorm or tornado. This photo was taken in Nevada after the latter.

Spot The Wrap-Around Spider

spider camouflaged by wrapping around tree
Photo credit: Freddie83/Reddit
Photo credit: Freddie83/Reddit

Spiders are already pretty scary on their own, but some of nature’s creepiest spiders are the ones who can camouflage seamlessly. The wrap-around spider is known for being able to flatten its body to lay flat around tree limbs. These spiders are native to Australia (obviously, because everything scary lives there).

Just imagine, somewhere out there is a tree entirely covered with these terrifying spiders and you won’t realize it until it’s too late.

Boney M Would Like This Puffer Fish Skeleton

skeleton of a puffer fish
Photo credit: Reddit
Photo credit: Reddit

Fish are filled with hundreds and thousands of tiny little bones. Anyone who has had to debone a fish would know they get in the way. This skeleton of a puffer fish shows just how crazy the bone structures of fish can get.

These bones expand and contract with the fish to make its outer shell dangerous at all times. This is one fish we wouldn’t like to debone.

Newsflash: Scallops Have Eyes AND Teeth

a scallop showing blue eyes and boney teeth
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Photo credit: Luke-HW/Reddit

If you thought scallops were just soft, delicious piece of seafood that weren’t intimidating at all, you were wrong. Unbeknownst to most of us, scallops are must more metal than anyone thought. They not only have eyes, which are those beady little blue things all along the shell, but teeth too!

It makes sense, since they are a living organism in the sea but this is still shocking evidence that nature is terrifying.

Not Your Average Bat

animal handler holding hammer head bat
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Photo credit: AestheticPurrfection/Reddit

The hammerhead bat is a game changer. It is native in central Africa and is the largest bat in the continent. It can grow to have a wingspan of nearly 3 feet.

Luckily, only the males get the terrifying moose nose and grow to be this big. They use the facial feature to lure females to mate by making honking noises with it. The females look much closer to innocent little fruit bats.

Leopard Seals Are Actually Terrifying

eyes and face of leopard seal seen in dark of ocean
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Photo credit: Bill Curtsinger/Reddit

We know what you’re thinking: seals are nice, they do tricks in aquariums, what could be so scary about them? Well, leopard seals are a different story. It’s the second-largest seal in Antarctica and it’s only predator in the wild is the killer wale.

If you’re still not convinced it’s terrifying, just watch the scene in Happy Feet when a leopard seal chases Mumble. The seals feed on penguins in real life too.

This Chameleon Isn’t Alive

cameleon sitting on pipe mummified in place by extreme heat
Photo credit: Reddit
Photo credit: Reddit

Chameleons are already kind of creepy. They move really slow, they can change colors so you never really know what is going on with them, and they have those crazy eyes that can look two directions at once.

They’re so creepy that you might not even realize that this chameleon is dead. It was mummified in place thanks to the burning sun of the tropics.

Geese Aren’t As Innocent As You’d Think

goose with open mouth that shows teeth on sides of tongue
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Photo credit: cruciatus_curse/Reddit

Everything nice you ever thought about geese is history. This photo changes everything about the animal. We had accepted the fact that geese have teeth on their beak. It makes sense so they can eat fish.

But then we saw this photo and realize they also have teeth on their tongue. With this revelation, normal geese just moved up a few notches on the scary scale alongside their Canadian Goose partners.

This Fish Will Outlive Us All

small black fish the size of a fingernail that can survive volcanos
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Photo credit: csiro/Reddit

At first glance, this fish is—dare we say it—cute. It’s tiny and innocent and looks like a little slug. Look a little closer and you’ll see a terrifying face, sharp teeth, and gooey body.

But it’s features aren’t the only scary thing about this fish. It was only recently discovered by scientists. It can survive in volcanoes and will likely be one of the few animals that survive the eventual apocalypse.

Don’t Go Chasing Lavafalls

lava flowing over land to look like a waterfall
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Photo credit: outroversion/Reddit

Don’t go chasing lavafalls, just still to the volcanos and the ash that you’re used to. TLC warned us about this but we didn’t expect to see it in real life. This looks like the final battle scene in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. If we zoom in we’re expecting to see Anakin fighting Obi-Wan.

In reality, this is just proof that nature is terrifying and you don’t have to be in a sci-fi movie to see a scene like this.

The Giant Isopod Is A Giant “Nope”

giant isopod being held by lab tech
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Photo credit: TCIGOD/Reddit

This giant isopod is found in the deepest depths of our oceans. An isopod is a crustacean that can line in the sea, freshwater, or on land. Animals like woodlice are included in the genus but also giant ones like this.

Giant isopods can grow to be more than a foot long which is honestly a relief. If they got any larger they would look dangerously like Predator.

Let’s Make Spiders Even Scarier

hand holding a tarantula infected with a parasitic fungi
Photo credit: champagnehabibi9898/Reddit
Photo credit: champagnehabibi9898/Reddit

If we haven’t already shown you that tarantulas are terrifying, here’s another example. This tarantula is infected with cordycipitaceae, which is a parasitic fungi. The fungi is known for being brightly colored and growing upwards to the right.

Normally, the fungi will infect plants but it is possible to infect animals. While it won’t kill this tarantula, it will terrifying the living daylights out of anyone who comes across it.

This Fish Knows Its Fate

fish seen inside clear jellyfish
Photo credit: TedTheHappyGardener/Reddit
Photo credit: TedTheHappyGardener/Reddit

You can tell by the look on this fish’ face that it knows its in deep trouble. It got stuck inside a jellyfish after the jelly tried to eat it. According to Tim Samuel, who took the photo, the fish was miraculously able to control where the jellyfish moved “like some sort of twisted version of a living and breathing submarine.”

It’s just as terrifying to see animals staying alive after imminent death.

Two Against One

eagle flying with bird in its talons while being attacked by another bird
Photo credit: Gar1986/Reddit
Photo credit: Gar1986/Reddit

Two against one typically wouldn’t be fair, but this eagle is clearly running the show. Eagles love to prey on small mammals like prairie dogs, rabbits, raccoons, and squirrels. Another one of their favorite delicacies? Small birds.

The eagle like saw this seagull on the bottom and snatched him up during a moment of vulnerability. The seagull looks pretty firmly clasped in this eagle’s talons, but who knows? Maybe the other seagull triumphantly rescued his friend!

star nosed mole showing nose tentacles
Photo credit: Epic Wildlife/YouTube
Photo credit: Epic Wildlife/YouTube

The star-nosed mole is one of the most interesting animals on the plant — if only for its look! This odd creature is actually a small rodent. The star-nosed mole has 22 appendage-like structures surrounding its nose. Although this physical feature may look surreal, it actually serves a very important purpose.

Without its unique nose, the star-nosed mole would have a difficult time with its senses. It’s this organ that helps them smell, feel touch, and sense temperature changes.