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.

#1

I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture

I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture

reddit.com Report

Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, soo handsome! 😍

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs

Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs

hootersbutwithcats Report

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
1 month ago

Approx. 1360 kgs

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth

An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth

Amy Coghlan Report

Lilli Stanard
Community Member
1 month ago

Awwww the wittle baby weeeee guys😍😍😍😍

View More Replies...
View more comments

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.

#4

Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat

Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat

Ballarat Wildlife Park Report

Agfox
Community Member
1 month ago

Except Patrick died 3 years ago - he was much mourned by staff & local Ballarat residents

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snail

sverdrupian Report

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

Is he posing for the picture?

View More Replies...
View more comments

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.

#6

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

ScottPuppy Report

Kirk Helfrich
Community Member
1 month ago

That's not a dog. It's a rare breed of minature horse.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose

I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose

afriendlyuncle Report

Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah they're more similar to camels than deer.

View more comments
#8

Complete Unit

Complete Unit

Billy_Brocas Report

Wendy Franck
Community Member
1 month ago

Flemish giant! They are so sweet!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

AJSTOOBE Report

Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
1 month ago

wow, well u know what they say cuteness comes in all shapes and sizes

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005

Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005

970souk Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww :( lolrus-5f2...78d743.jpg lolrus-5f2000278d743.jpg

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

lionwhisperersa Report

Lilli Stanard
Community Member
1 month ago

i wanna boop him

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle

A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle

reddit.com Report

Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

holy shit.. that can take of a leg

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Salt Water Crocodile

Salt Water Crocodile

Report

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmmm, my favourite.. a can of human...nom nom nom..

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone seen the can opener?

Load More Replies...
LivP
Community Member
1 month ago

croc is like "they come in packages now?"

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
Community Member
1 month ago

oooooo, my Amazon order of human just arrived!

Load More Replies...
Kalena Maika
Community Member
1 month ago

That pix is taken at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Salt water crocodiles are the biggest and are astounding creatures to have survived the dinosaur er.

Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Croc is sayin' "Anybody got a can opener?"

Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Shit, it's scary

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure is, but I kinda want to tickle his tummy..

Load More Replies...
Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 month ago

They should name that croc Taffy.

liz
Community Member
1 month ago

The first time i went to Australia zoo we saw a massive salt water crocodile but i wasn't moving. My brother thought that it was fake and that me and my mum were tricking him when we said it was real. Then the croc moved its head and my brother screamed.

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha

Load More Replies...
NoobPlayz
Community Member
1 month ago

These are scary as shirt... I was accidentally swimming with one in darwin. Only noticed the signs after I got out!!! Thank God it never came close to me...

Ben Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

This pic has loooong ago been debunked. While huge, this animal is clearly in the foreground of the picture. Forced perspective.

Berry Budgie
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats actually the real size. Come visit Australia would ya?

Load More Replies...
EA
Community Member
1 month ago

anyone remember the croc clock in Hook? 😟

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

Still scarey large.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

A true modern dinosaur...

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Swimming in salt water with this reptile is NOT my idea of a good thing! I'll appreciate it's immensity and (potential) ferocity from a safe distance... like my sofa in front of the television.

ojjunior
Community Member
1 month ago

No thanks.

Ryleigh
Community Member
1 month ago

Dang

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 month ago

This comment has been deleted.

Simon Smith
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes, thats in Darwin Australia, l have a photo of doing it as well, Its called the Cage of Death 😁🐊

Simon Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, thats in Darwin Australia , l have a photo of doing too 😁

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
1 month ago

That thing looks more like I'd imagine a deinosuchus!! (Giant crocodile dinosaur, on average 35 feet long.)

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
1 month ago

Deinosuchus hunted T-Rexes for prey, just to give you the image of how deadly they were.

Load More Replies...
starhunter64
Community Member
1 month ago

um no, that lady be crazy

Tae's Buttcheeks
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to scratch that tummy

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy jesus!!! 😮

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 month ago

From Australia, I presume.

Anne Merdinger
Community Member
1 month ago

So far, THIS one has shocked me the most! I had no idea!

Azsha Lindsay
Community Member
1 month ago

ohh nooooo

LAM
Community Member
1 month ago

I would not want to piss him/her off

Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

The woman isn't even a mouthful. Bring on the main course. Burp! Thanks, Panda Peeps.

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

Sheee...it!

Lara Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

How can that be safe??!! Look at the size of that critter!!!

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 month ago

The one that ate Capt. Hook.

Alexander Brior
Community Member
1 month ago

Make way for the king of the Kremling Krew!

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
1 month ago

Scary big 😲

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW had NO IDEA they got THAT big !!

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 month ago

This almost doesn't look real. Kinda hollywood appearing.

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

WTH is she doing in there with that giant thing?

Jim Teuschler
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW

Wendy Simmons
Community Member
1 month ago

You wouldn't catch me in there!!! OMG

Michele McWilliams
Community Member
1 month ago

Whoa, hold up! Where, exactly, can we expect to run into these "tanks with teeth"? I've never even heard of the saltwater variety?

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Good old top end of Australia ie Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. This photo is taken from the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus cove, Darwin NT. The male saltwater croc can grow up to about 5.2 metres long (17 feet). The largest croc in captivity ever was 6.17 metres (20.3 feet).

Load More Replies...
Blair Doak
Community Member
1 month ago

Uh, photo shopped a little?

John Baker
Community Member
1 month ago

Forced perspective. The croc is closer to the camera than the girl.

Load More Replies...
SF Angel
Community Member
1 month ago

Like the Crock in Peter Pan!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that girl out of her mind?

Dia T Artist
Community Member
1 month ago

Dinosaurs of our age.

Gail Watkins
Community Member
1 month ago

How big is this little minnow

Sam Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

I would love to see one of these eat a person just to get an idea of how amazing they are. They're also amazing when eating other animals, but I still want to see that dream come true.

Caroline Overill
Community Member
1 month ago

Who wants his ickoo tummy tickood den

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

That looks like something from the movie "Lake Placid". One of the babies, maybe.

Nunya Beezness
Community Member
1 month ago

😳 wtf? Is the container that crazy lady in open from the top??????

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

just got to get the lid off this jar

Downunderdude
Community Member
1 month ago

Bloody packaging. How do you open these things?

Downunderdude
Community Member
1 month ago

Nah, mate. That's the nursery. The big ones are over this way...

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

Fadass!

Zachary Bowman
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummmmmm were do these live im never going.......

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Australia of course, haven’t you heard we are the land of Nope lol. https://www.boredpanda.com/australia-scary-nature-animals/

Load More Replies...
Angela B
Community Member
1 month ago

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside Croc snack depicted here

Gabby M
Community Member
1 month ago

Just one more reason for moi to stay out of salt water lol

Vivi
Community Member
1 month ago

This woman is very brave😱

Roald Andresen
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the one on the left.

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s a no for me

Shelby P
Community Member
1 month ago

s/he could swallow the woman whole and not have any indigestion...

similarly
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a video of a saltwater crocodile in Darwin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4mRD1LXAmI&feature=youtu.be

Pierre Martin-Cocher
Community Member
1 month ago

You won't see me there...

Load More Replies...
View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?

Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?

phil500 Report

wild lover
Community Member
1 month ago

wisit www.outbaaz.com to know more information about wildlife

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

reddit.com Report

Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
1 month ago

danggg that should be on that one post in which people reimagined what aliens would remake animals based on their skull.

View more comments
#16

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

PineappleDildo Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep, Huntsman spider, harmless. But if I came across it I'd shit myself eleven months of sundays.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

Report

Pusfarm
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess Bullwinkle wasn't a particularly accurate portrayal.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal

Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal

dustyfrown Report

Pete H
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm hoping this is a vets picture, not a photo of the aftermath of shooting it..

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen

This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen

AestheticPurrfection Report

John Otruba
Community Member
1 month ago

Middle ages gargoyle model

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale

A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale

reddit.com Report

Debster
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww he's getting his bottle.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

WulfsigeX Report

Danger Noodle
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish people would leave turtles alone to lay their eggs. Where this picture was taken, 50 eggs were stolen.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

cHoGbOrTSwIzArDhOmE Report

martin734
Community Member
1 month ago

Biiiig beans!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

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

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

reddit.com Report

My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

Uggly cute

View more comments
#24

Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds

Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds

Lifewithmalamutes Report

eli yete
Community Member
1 month ago

the face says it all

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human

A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human

robotowilliam Report

sploof
Community Member
1 month ago

where did they get that human skeleton

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

Shappie Report

Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF? I don't remember taking any hallucinogens this morning. If I did though, would I? Hmmn

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water

The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water

In-Jail-Out-Soon Report

Ray Heap
Community Member
1 month ago

lost a leg, poor thing.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Siberian Tigers Are Big

Siberian Tigers Are Big

mercuryarms Report

Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Tiny little person

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

chiefflerpynerps Report

Sk8_boy
Community Member
1 month ago

I couldn’t bear to see one get hurt

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw

My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw

KingKillerKvvothe Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Great Danes are real gentle giants.. they are fun!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

Bella vs. Mini

Bella vs. Mini

naoyawada Report

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 month ago

So let me get it right. Bella is the name of the car and Mini is the name of the dog?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

reddit.com Report

Peter's wife
Community Member
1 month ago

Angry bunny rabbit 🐰

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand

The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand

PaleoFeathers Report

Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
1 month ago

wow birds really did descend from dinosaurs

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

PrestonGarvey1 Report

Lilli Stanard
Community Member
1 month ago

he looks like he needs a hug

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet

The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet

Addicted2Hymenoptera Report

T Simmons
Community Member
1 month ago

Those stings! thats absolutely terrifying

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#36

Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand

Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand

ShadowBun Report

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

The strength in that hand...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant

A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant

EPIC_BAGELS9000 Report

Pete H
Community Member
1 month ago

Wtf?? That is NOT an ant, that's an inbred tarantula surely..

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.

Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.

reddit.com Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Put Bruce Wayne down, right this instance, young lady!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale

I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale

ShrodingersLitten Report

Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

NOPE

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton

This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton

Sapientiam Report

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
1 month ago

Can't deny the relationship.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#41

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

reddit.com Report

Tiggy Darling
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder if the horse was OK afterwards?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#42

Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid

Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid

sleeping_mouse Report

XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
1 month ago

They get bigger then this..

View More Replies...
View more comments
#43

Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human

Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human

ChaseDonovan Report

Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

He not bald! He has more head hair than me!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#44

Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale

Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale

shzsky Report

Princess Procrastination
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought it was an Avocado

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue

Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue

JMyers666 Report

Jenn C
Community Member
1 month ago

Australia had a war with emus- the emus won.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#46

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Report

Danger Noodle
Community Member
1 month ago

That's just sad... poor Manta Ray

View More Replies...
View more comments
#47

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

Palana Report

Electric Ed
Community Member
1 month ago

Beaver? Predator? I thought beavers eat ... trees. Now that I think about it, that doesn't really make sense.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#48

I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae

I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae

peilthetraveler Report

Roald Andresen
Community Member
1 month ago

...and they say we should start eating insects...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#49

This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand

This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand

NeedCoffee214 Report

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 month ago

Sad

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 55 images. It’s been shortened to the top 49 images based on user votes.