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..

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.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

It is believed Brutus lost his leg in a shark attack. He has been in a few fights, had many battle scars, had a 2m vine stuck down his throat and has quite a few missing teeth. Doesn’t stop Brutus though, he got into a fight with another massive croc named Dominator last year.

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

Don't panic, he's armless

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

No arm, no foul

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

Welcome to Australia you'll get these in your pool if you don't have a fence :)

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummm... can a normal fence stop this giant?

Load More Replies...
Irina Deneva-Slav
Community Member
1 month ago

And instead of screaming their heads off they are taking pictures. Devolution.

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
1 month ago

I spy with my little eye, a recipe for someone to lose an arm... or a head

Inqisitor
Community Member
1 month ago

... or both

Load More Replies...
Mel Schmidt
Community Member
1 month ago

Am sorry that I have to say this! This ticks me off big time. Critters are not for exploitations or for our entertainment.

Just another bot
Community Member
1 month ago

Those tourists have nerves of steel, omg omg omg

Jon S.
Community Member
1 month ago

I know right, all of them just sat there like its an everyday sight! Only one guy even reacting.

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

Don't panic he's unarmed (sorry I couldn't help it)

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

The guy in the blue/ white is like: get me outta here!

Downunderdude
Community Member
1 month ago

There used to be one in a nature park in Australia called Yard. Because...wait for it...he only had three feet.

David Jeu
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks safe 😅

LRevello
Community Member
1 month ago

NOPE NOPE NOPE

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 month ago

Got his leg bitten off!

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 month ago

that leg loss happen ins fights. He is not the biggest. That is just an average sized croc. They can jump into the boat if they choose to they just cannot be bothered.

Grace Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Crocs are basically immortal until they starve right?

Toni Ferchak
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone for a swim ???

Marti Wheat
Community Member
1 month ago

@tuzdayschild Bull sharks routinely swim into rivers, dirty or not.

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

And they say Tarzan wrestled these things Hah

John Huddy
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd rename him Stumpy Joe.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

We need a bigger boat!!!

Rikke Hackner
Community Member
1 month ago

Is he missing an arm?

Francie Traschen
Community Member
1 month ago

i wish people would leave the crocs and alligators alone. they were here long before us and have a right to live in peace.

Judy Pasqualone
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s missing a leg..guess one of his buddies had it for lunch. Creepy

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 month ago

Think they might need a bigger boat. Looks like there might be a bigger croc somewhere cause something are the big guys leg.

Nunya Beezness
Community Member
1 month ago

Its harmless ha? Until that thing decides to snatch the head of one of the passengers, then it would make front page.😳

Margaret Wells
Community Member
1 month ago

That was so fun when I went!

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
1 month ago

People should not feed wild animals. It could associate humans with food, and be more likely to attack.

lila7074
Community Member
1 month ago

IF THERE IS A LEG MISSING THERE COULD BE A BIGGER CROC THAT TOOK IT

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

It is believed he lost his leg in a shark attack.

Load More Replies...
Amanda Pucinelli
Community Member
1 month ago

I am so scared of crocs and gator... this is my nightmare right there

Kate
Community Member
1 month ago

We’re gonna need a bigger boat...

Raph cuddy
Community Member
1 month ago

we saw this croc (brutus) himself when we went to darwin

Leo Fragoso
Community Member
1 month ago

This comment has been deleted.

MantisKeeper
Community Member
1 month ago

he missed the meat!

sploof
Community Member
1 month ago

i've seen this on youtube somewhere... hm...

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 month ago

Lost a leg to a bigger crocodile

Isabella R.W.
Community Member
1 month ago

The guy holding up his arm really trusts that crocodile.

Gail Watkins
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s really nice entice a croc out of the water then HIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITH A LEAD PIPE FOR ENTERTAINMENT 🤬🤬🤬

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like there is a line with some kind of meat attached to it to entice the alligator to come up.

Load More Replies...
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.