50 Photos To Remind Everyone That Many Animals Are Way Bigger Than Most Of Us Think
We often hear about the biggest animals that would easily tower over humans twice, thrice, and some even ten times. But how big, exactly, are they?
Let’s take the blue whale, which is known as one of the largest animals ever to exist. Imagine: the largest ever measured 110 feet long. If that doesn’t ring a bell just yet, think of it as longer than 2 packed school buses that seat 40 people each. It’s also longer than 18 grown men of 6 feet laid head to toe with each other.
If your head is spinning, right down below is a collection of animal photos that put their size into perspective and do the "just imagine" part for us. From very large Maine coons to gigantic Siberian tigers, these are the big boys and girls of the animal kingdom.
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I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture
Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs
An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth
We usually imagine felines as cute little furballs who, no matter how fast they grow up, still fit into our lap just fine. But there’s one cat breed known as the Maine coon that can easily reach up to 40 inches. In comparison, the average size of an adult domestic cat comes in at as little as 8 to 10 inches.
In order to find out more about the scale of these massive felines, Bored Panda reached out to Jess Beckwith, a professional Maine coon breeder based in the United Kingdom from RudyCats.co.uk. Jess told us that Maine coons are referred to “as the dogs of the cat world, not only because of their incredible personalities, but also because of their size.”
They’re the biggest domestic cats and can range from 11 to 33 pounds when fully grown. Two of Jess’s “young neutered boys currently hit the scales at around 21 pounds.” Meanwhile, the largest Maine coon is named Barivel and he measures a whopping 3 feet and 11.2 inches from head to tail tip. That makes him longer than a baseball bat.
However impressive the scale of Maine coons may be, it’s not the most important feature when it comes to exhibitions. Jess said that “good bone structure, features, and the ‘not too extreme’ look is best, as well as temperament and health, of course,” are more important for winning a title in the big game.
Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat
Giant African Land Snail
This big boy who resembles an oversized guinea pig is, in fact, a nocturnal marsupial known as a wombat (Vombatus ursinus). Patrick has stolen people's hearts by being both incredibly cute and gigantic. Weighing 84 pounds, he is one of the largest (and oldest) wombats ever to have lived.
Only quite recently, a new, wombat-like species was discovered in Australia called Makupirna nambensis, which literally translates to “big bones” in the aboriginal language. The creature’s remains are now one of the oldest fossils found in the area, thought to date back to 25 million years ago.This boy could have weighed 330 pounds, which is more than five adult wombats living today.
Yet, Makupirna is still not the biggest. The absolute record-breaking wombat-like creature was called Diprotodon and it weighed over two tons. This powerful beast could have lived until 11,700 years ago.
My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")
That's not a dog. It's a rare breed of minature horse.
I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose
Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison
wow, well u know what they say cuteness comes in all shapes and sizes
Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005
Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit
A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle
Salt Water Crocodile
Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?
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A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale
danggg that should be on that one post in which people reimagined what aliens would remake animals based on their skull.
Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia
Yep, Huntsman spider, harmless. But if I came across it I'd shit myself eleven months of sundays.
This Is How Huge A Moose Is
Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal
This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen
A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale
Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently
I wish people would leave turtles alone to lay their eggs. Where this picture was taken, 50 eggs were stolen.
The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand
The Critically Endangered Giant Chinese Salamander (Largest Salamander And Amphibian In The World). It Apparently Sometimes Smells Like Pepper And Makes Noises That Sound Like Small Children. Scientist For Size
Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds
A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human
A Big, Fat Caterpillar
The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water
Siberian Tigers Are Big
Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands
My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw
Bella vs. Mini
So let me get it right. Bella is the name of the car and Mini is the name of the dog?
The Skull Of A Blue Whale
The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand
Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River
The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet
Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand
A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant
Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.
I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale
This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton
Fully Inflated Horse Lungs
Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid
Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human
Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale
Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue
Giant Oceanic Manta Ray
Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators
Beaver? Predator? I thought beavers eat ... trees. Now that I think about it, that doesn't really make sense.
I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae
This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand
Note: this post originally had 55 images. It’s been shortened to the top 49 images based on user votes.
Very sad that so many of these animals are dead by human hands
What are you basing that on? Most of the animals are still very much alive and many of them are being helped by the humans in the pictures.
Only the marlin.
Do you feel equally distressed by the endless death caused by those animals? The marlin, for example, must have killed trillions of plankton during it's life. Do they each matter, too? Do you also feel equally distressed by the fact that everything will share that fate sooner or later? No. In fact, you are aware of the fact that sustaining your life depends on ending others - DEPENDS on the fact - and yet you continue to live and point the finger at the other guy as though you were innocent and had nothing to do with it. Can we assume that you are looking for brownie points? Fishing for something? Might this be the motivation for the pointless and mindless virtue signalling that achieves nothing else?
Donna Watkins good
Creatures rarely get big anymore because of morons who want to hunt them for trophies. We have camera phones. Just take a selfie to prove you encountered the behemoth and share that alongside your story.
Agreed 100% While there is some benefit to controlled hunting of certain animal species in certain areas, and at specific times...Trophy hunting is barbaric and elitist. Thankfully, photo safari's are becoming the norm. Also, shooting something with a camera and getting a good photo is much harder than killing something with a gun. It challenges and requires the same skills, too.
It is fun to go hunting though and kill animals. If I see animals that are abnormally sized though, I spare them, however, if the animal is normal sized, I will not hesitate to pull the trigger.
Nothing to do with billions of people eating them? Mr Yu?
Uh, no, the vast majority of meat eaten by humans comes from domesticated animals raised by humans for that purpose, not wild animals of any kind. Billions of people aren’t going out shooting giant bears to feed themselves or their families; the people that do hunt and eat game meat are largely doing it because they enjoy hunting, not for nutritive purposes.
Sad to see the dead and captured ones, but holy crap nature is amazing
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