Not everything in nature is as beautiful or as hilarious as we're mostly used to. It has a dark side, too, and I'll completely understand if this list by Bored Panda forces you to build a pillow-fort in your living room and avoid going outside for a week.

From a mama centipede protecting its babies to a wasp colony building a nest around a discarded doll, these pictures feature some of the scariest things Mother Earth has to offer. Scroll down to test how brave you are, and vote for your favorite entries.

#1

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

hip_hop_opotimus Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Very visual & scary !

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#2

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

SplitArgento Report

Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
3 years ago

its a friend of Woody in toystory

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#3

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

ho-tron Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

This is more horrifying than Annabelle. Both the parts combined.

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#4

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

9999monkeys Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

That is fantastic.

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#5

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

CountBubs Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

gDisasters Report

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature! Awesome! BUT BARF... OMG so fucking creepy.

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#7

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

3urny Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

Certainly beats a wooden sign.

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#8

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

taffetatam Report

Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

What the f....!?!?

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#9

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

TAHTPB Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Very creepy.

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

DJHbutterflies Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Jeeze...WTF?

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

beardol Report

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Eww

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#12

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

bex4331 Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

And attracting ants!!!

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#13

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Grim_Reaper_O7 Report

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy shit don't fucking touch that...

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#14

Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

yongchiunhuei Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Fantastic.

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#15

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

Christine Blais-Soucy Report

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Savage!

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#16

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

Xavier Bonnet Report

Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius survival.

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#17

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

kimchigimchee Report

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Lava tree?

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#18

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

NegativeCreep12 Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Evolving right before our eyes?

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#19

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

jumbodung Report

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius.

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#20

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

Snarcasm101 Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have run a mile..

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#21

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

SkylerRaye Report

Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone know who they did that?

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#22

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

Mark Raycroft Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks gory, but still really impressive.

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#23

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

geisslereliz Report

Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
3 years ago

Because they do not want noise.

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#24

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

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Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

*Sheeplike teeth

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#25

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

Piotr Naskrecki Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Spiderman vs. Batman

CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

It's still a kickass comment :)

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor bat !

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok I love learning things but this I could have done without.

Hi I am awkward trash
Community Member
3 years ago

NOPEITY NOPE NOPE.

Jimmy Ikuta
Community Member
3 years ago

Attached?? ATTACHED??????? MY GAWD!! 😭😭😭

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
3 years ago

(packs my bags full of NOPE and leaves)

Lauren Diane
Community Member
3 years ago

Jesus. What the literal fuck?

Mickie Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor bat!!

Justina
Community Member
3 years ago

poor bat :(

Doreen McCarthy
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a fly? Spider nightmares for me!

wolf._.envy
Community Member
3 years ago

oh god poor bat i would smack the shit out of that thing

Uzi
Community Member
3 years ago

Free uber for life

CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

'wingless fly'. So... a 'walk' then? XD

Emma Striano
Community Member
3 years ago

Ughhhh! Horrifying! 😣😷😖

Debbie Kovac
Community Member
3 years ago

creepy little bastard

Lazy Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

That almost gave me a seizure

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

"Move! I can't see! ...wait...

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

"Let me be your eyes!"

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Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

I love bats so this is a no for me. Poor little guy.

Lenny Vos-Groenendijk
Community Member
3 years ago

Blind guide spider?

love life you only live once
Community Member
2 years ago

no no no no no no just no if i see this i am gonna run

Maggie Collins
Community Member
3 years ago

You call it a fly but I see a spider with 6 legs.

Flatulent Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay this one is going to give me nightmares for sure!

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor bat!

Timothy D.
Community Member
3 years ago

So it's a walk?

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor Bat!

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeeesh

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Here, let me get that hair outta your nose for you...

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

What are those water drops at the end of the spider-thingie legs?

Amanda Scott
Community Member
3 years ago

They aren't water drops, they are its feet. It has black hook things to hold on with I assume.

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PRISCILLA COLLIER
Community Member
4 weeks ago

uuuuuugh the poor bat thats terrifiying

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
7 months ago

OH, THATS MEAN..

AINSLEY RADFORD
Community Member
1 year ago

poor bat

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
1 year ago

No no no no no no no no shit no

Emily😜♥
Community Member
2 years ago

help the bat!!!!!!! help ittt

Shaylynne Gosnell
Community Member
2 years ago

i would kms if tht happened to me

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

So many insect Aliens, ARGGHHHH

Jane Rawlinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor bat

Terry Melvin
Community Member
2 years ago

"Hey Herbie, I dig your hairpiece"

Doug Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

Spider-Man on Batman.

Lando Deltoro
Community Member
2 years ago

Noo!! Stop touching me, I am the night!!!

Elizabeth Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

Flamethrower.

Gigi Amaral
Community Member
2 years ago

No no no no no

Yoshio Adeveras
Community Member
3 years ago

What a beautiful hat Mr Nightmare

Yoshio Adeveras
Community Member
3 years ago

a nightmare material

Andy Dump
Community Member
3 years ago

This is the worst list I've ever seen.

Jessica Cassavaugh
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor baby

Rhona McGee
Community Member
3 years ago

Wingless fly? Wouldn’t that be a walk?

Mary Maddux
Community Member
3 years ago

"Do you like my hat?"

August Walks
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I'm trippin!!!

JH Robertson
Community Member
3 years ago

That looks painful and the look on the bat's face doesn't help lower that supposition. Somebody help that bat get that spider off its head!

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing.

adiana
Community Member
3 years ago

oh god

Linda Gruber
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I can't sleep

Debbie
Community Member
3 years ago

no wonder he looks miserable

Anthony Nizza
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel extremely bad for the bats!!!! Cause that's nasty!!?!

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

That's what you get

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww Poor bat! Good thing he doesn't rely on his eyes only for getting around!

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
3 years ago

A "Wingless" Fly would make it a "Crawl" wouldn't it?

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
3 years ago

A fly that just can't.

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Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg! That fly looks like a freaking spider! Nightmares tonight!

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

a copilot !

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
3 years ago

Horrible! Poor little bat!

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
3 years ago

Or maybe another bat? Looks like it might make a good meal, bleah!

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
3 years ago

Why can't the bat remove it?

Violet Oliveira
Community Member
3 years ago

SO GROSS!

Bethany Acker
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor little guy...

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you for giving an arachnophobe more fuel for nightmares...

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

Shame his in agony... This time sharing isn't caring😡

Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 years ago

Welp... it's not like bats can see all that well anyways...

Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

that's a fly?!! erg mah gerg. That is the fucking grossest thing I have ever seen.

Gail Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh hell to the no!

LoneWolfie
Community Member
3 years ago

The bat it crying. D':

Annette Blanks
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy crap!

Catlord
Community Member
3 years ago

Origins of the Headcrab

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Well that's just mean.

Clau Razo
Community Member
3 years ago

good looking sunglasses, not so transparent but helps with the sun

Little Menace
Community Member
3 years ago

Could this be a one off? I can't find anything anywhere that says this is a known 'thing' for this fly to do. Yes it's blood sucking but it does that to all sorts of animals in various places.

Laury M.
Community Member
3 years ago

Perhaps on the head like that, but those flies really do live attached to their host's body their entire life.

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Does it help at least?

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of Issac Antibirth.

George Perrin
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so Metal

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#26

This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

Osshhhh Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Always handy to have "spares".

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#27

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

liedel Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought that was the head of the ant.

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#28

A Landslide In Taiwan

A Landslide In Taiwan

itza_me Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Dear God!

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

Jose Garcia Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Stalemate?

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#30

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

jaredjeya Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the hidden bonus within your food! ♥

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#31

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

aperull Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Again stop polluting our Waters God this world is screwed

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#32

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

streamable Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

These might be useful to get rid of mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and all other annoying little creatures.

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#33

Spiked Skeleton

Spiked Skeleton

helmstif Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Puffer fish?

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#34

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

Hovie1 Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

Thanks for the nightmares!

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#35

Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

_waffleiron Report

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

it's sweating natural sunscreen.

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#36

Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

blickwinkel Report

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember this sort of thing from one of Men in Black movies! Terrifying!

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#37

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

TheScaryNature Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

-Row row row your boat, down into the stream... -Shut up Moon Moon!

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#38

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

BubbleBoyB Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Fiberglass exploded back into fibers that's really cool

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#39

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

damn_u_scuba_steve Report

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Triple threat.

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#40

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

frozen-silver Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

There is nothing wimpy about a Canadian goose! But size and talons make the difference.

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#41

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

HPLovecraft1890 Report

Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
3 years ago

Waste not, want not

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#42

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

PaganelStudio Report

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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