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

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John L
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2 years ago

Where's Dante when we really need him. :D

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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

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

As I've always had a fear of dolls,this is terrifying. ..Can you imagine this head moving across your path?

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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

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

Jesus....This is even worse then the Hermit Crab.

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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

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like something that's possible only in cartoons. ♥

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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
2 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

gDisasters Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

Mama nope protecting her little nopes.

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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
2 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

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

That's it...Of to watch Little House on the Prairie....Aaaaarrgghhhhh..

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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

Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like slipknot masks

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

DJHbutterflies Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

beardol Report

Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a young Goblin Shark.

Travis Sto
Community Member
2 years ago

nope, rat fish

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Miia Nurk
Community Member
2 years ago

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

BINGO

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Krista Leary
Community Member
2 years ago

No one really 'nose' what this is.

mr toto
Community Member
2 years ago

should be called pinocchio fish or mr dicknose

Rich Anthony
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd be sad too if I had a dick for a nose.

Uzi
Community Member
2 years ago

Even if its "EEEWWWWWUUUGGGEEEE" ???

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Mari Louw
Community Member
2 years ago

Dobby as a fish

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
2 years ago

That's it! I thought of the goblin shark but Dobby or a fellow House Elf it is!

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Jeremy Truong
Community Member
2 years ago

DoN't TaLk tO Me oR mY sOn EvEr AgAiN

Laura Morales
Community Member
2 years ago

lol - he looks like he's thinking "wth is wrong with you people?! put me back!"

Travis Sto
Community Member
2 years ago

its actually a rat fish but the looks of it. caught them while fishing a few times

Lauren Diane
Community Member
2 years ago

Hope they let it go.

Laura Harwood
Community Member
2 years ago

put him back! he looks scared!

rakuninaru
Community Member
2 years ago

Put it back to the water!

Marceline
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope he put it back in the water!

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
2 years ago

Those eyes are like - WTF, I didn't expected this, put me down Hooman!

XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
1 month ago

Its a young goblin shark these are quite rare since they only inhabit the deep sea lucky find

love life you only live once
Community Member
1 year ago

that is not scary just funny

Gigi Amaral
Community Member
2 years ago

Pinocchio shark!

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor Baby! put it baaacckkkk!!!

Amy Pontious
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
3 months ago

pinochio, why did you have to take those steroids?

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
8 months ago

It looks like a fuckin monster

I dunno lmao
Community Member
1 year ago

xD I died Lmao!

Stephanie Corbitt
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like Bill Engvall’s dork fish!

Mary Greene
Community Member
2 years ago

Where’s the venemous dorsal fin if it’s a ratfish?

วิสุทธิ์ สุขดี
Community Member
2 years ago

Zlatan Ibrahimofish

Lena Kauppila
Community Member
2 years ago

😂

Kristen Fuller
Community Member
2 years ago

oh my gawd looks like part human

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
2 years ago

Mother Nature, sure has some funny creatures!

Arlene engel
Community Member
2 years ago

Doesn’t even look real

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

It`s a Dorkfish !

adiana
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL

Tracey Cardus
Community Member
2 years ago

hahahahaha

Helen Garrett
Community Member
2 years ago

Despicable Me reincarnated

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
2 years ago

I'll never call your nose big again

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Just saw this on Shark Week!!

Bobbi de Haan
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor thing! :(

Jesus Wäre
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg Mr Burns is real!!

Pamela Grove
Community Member
2 years ago

What an appropriate name. I wonder when this creature was named as it looks so like the character from Harry Potter.

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
2 years ago

Bet THIS guy has human teeth too !!

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
2 years ago

Bahahahaha!!! It truly is!!!

Lucky Gaudiau
Community Member
2 years ago

Am I crazy or that shark's name Sid and he's an accountant?

Kate Swartz
Community Member
2 years ago

Evolution

Fangirl Cancer
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually... call me weird, but this is adorable

pupper
Community Member
2 years ago

I want one

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
2 years ago

Leave it alone.. these goblin sharks are very rare

Helen Burgess
Community Member
2 years ago

is that linda from human resources?

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Swish swish fish

Amber MC
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow....

Phyllicia Goh
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it's kinda cute. Not so when they grew up that is..

Cathy Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous!

Socially Awkward
Community Member
2 years ago

It's so cute!!!! (Really!)

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Kinda looks like Monty...but only kinda. Looks more like him when he's all hopped up in the X-Files episode.

Marie Rundel
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a "Noseshark" :)

Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
2 years ago

The caption is amazing

A. Najime
Community Member
2 years ago

This dude is looking for its precious..

Deborah Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Glenn Jones

KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Nature really screwed up with this one!!

Samuel Polák
Community Member
2 years ago

nicolas cage... obvious

Derpicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣 mr. Burns as a fish

FAKENAME FAKENAME
Community Member
2 years ago

Not that bad

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
2 years ago

The name is just perfect.

Susan Levett
Community Member
2 years ago

Did they kill it? If yes shame 😩

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

This shark or fish is high as f...

Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Better to see you with, my dear !

Pamala Vela
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks just like my third grade teacher...

Wanderlustladies
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks just like that bizarre baby Voldemort in the last Harry Potter movie.

Vaibhavi tikariya
Community Member
2 years ago

reminds me of phineas and ferb

Amber Ice
Community Member
2 years ago

Eww

Amber Ice
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a cartoon shark thingy

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Susan Bertke
Community Member
2 years ago

Are we sure this wasn't Photoshopped?

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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

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criminalgirl
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

Holy shit don't fucking touch that...

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#14

Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

I just hope that the butterfly doesn't have a snake head. Flying snakes, that's what we need.

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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

Samantha Barnard
Community Member
2 years ago

Cosy

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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

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

So the snake thought that the blade-mouthed bug would make a good lunch.

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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

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Side quest!

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#18

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

NegativeCreep12 Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
2 years ago

Ha! And you though only cells could reproduce asexually. One day... one day.

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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

Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 years ago

As someone who's been bitten by those little tidbits from Hell, it would not be a problem for me if a wave took care of them.

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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

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

It did it on purpose. Waiting for the perfect moment to prank on you.

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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

criminalgirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a box of guts!

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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
2 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

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Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
2 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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Lila Launehase
Community Member
2 years ago

He can be happy he still has his tongue...

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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
2 years ago

Spiderman vs. Batman

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#26

This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor guy. I'm sure the others make fun of it.

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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

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
2 years ago

May be it will put it in on top of door of its Ant-home, fancy design!

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#28

A Landslide In Taiwan

A Landslide In Taiwan

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
2 years ago

"Well then..."

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
2 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

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

I've found a half eaten worm in my pear once... guess where was the other half.

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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
2 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

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do people buy these plants ? My brother had one for a long time

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#33

Spiked Skeleton

Spiked Skeleton

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criminalgirl
Community Member
2 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

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
2 years ago

It's "The last of us" zombie fungus.

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#35

Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of the giant whale in One Piece, was similarly scarred.

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#36

Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

blickwinkel Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

Wanna Kiss XD ?

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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

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't even want to imagine the agony of creatures that will come in their way!

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#38

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

BubbleBoyB Report

Blue Hippo
Community Member
2 years ago

Are you sure that didn't come from the shower drain?

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#39

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
2 years ago

awww.. that's cute!

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#40

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

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criminalgirl
Community Member
2 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

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Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
2 years ago

Waste not, want not

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#42

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

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Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
2 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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