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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3 years ago

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

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
3 years ago

according to Dante, hell is actually cold.

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PsychoPrincess
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3 years ago

Every time I see this picture creeps me out

Celestine Latch MacBides
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3 years ago

i honestly thought those were bodies

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Very visual & scary !

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like Rodin's Gate of Hell.

Heather Allen
Community Member
3 years ago

Call the Supernatural fandom you found the opening now we can save adam

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I would definitely have nightmares if I see it in real life. Super Creepy!

P.Brux FHell
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3 years ago

Soundtrack would be: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Robert La Rock
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3 years ago

Well... maybe it is 🤔

Nini
Community Member
3 years ago

I though it was a weird piece of contemporary art 😂

Nanci Strauss
Community Member
3 years ago

I did too, in fact, before I did a Google Image search, I commented on what an awesome piece of art it is! Ahhh! the many gifts of art that Mother Nature bestows upon us for inspiration, and perhaps, reminders that we best take good care of Her so that we may continue to appreciate Her bounty!

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TheAcidBin
Community Member
3 years ago

she's bit keen, standing near that edge

Hanike
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't stop looking at Hell's Gate!! O.O

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

Trump's real lair?

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I stupid for standing here?

Clau Razo
Community Member
3 years ago

how the h*ll is she standing up there as normal??? i would be terrified!

Susie Stock
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't slip

Debi Nikita
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't be able to stand there, like this woman. That red, yawning mouth.. no thanks!

Kelly Neal
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no oh no ohnooooooo

Trey Baker
Community Member
5 months ago

Keep me the f**k away from there?

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
9 months ago

ONE SLIP & HES THE NEXT SOUL..

Zoe Lindman
Community Member
1 year ago

well this is where im going.

Hanike Treisce
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone accidentally found one of Hell's entrances! lol

Cowgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Welcome to my nightmare

Karin Morris
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my that really is creepy. At first I thought it was photo shopped with bodys melting into it. WOW

Cassi Collins
Community Member
3 years ago

With a heart at the bottom of the pit! LOL

Susan May
Community Member
3 years ago

With love, though. ❤️

Pamela Sikorski
Community Member
3 years ago

I think I see my uncle in the pile

Lori Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

It is!

Gail Thomas Gomez
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow...sscary

Ruth Curran
Community Member
3 years ago

Freakin awesome!!

Sadie Maruno
Community Member
3 years ago

into the hellmouth

Debbie Kovac
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! It really does look like that!

Alfie Alfie
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3 years ago

Max Ernst, move over.👍🏾

arthur lindsay coker
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3 years ago

The fate of trump supporters

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 years ago

Tell that person to get the he** BACK! gEEZ!

Rehman Doomunkhan
Community Member
3 years ago

A natural sculpture!

JH Robertson
Community Member
3 years ago

Why is it all shaped like people?!!!

Eric Warren
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3 years ago

#WTF that (guy?) standing there?

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

Tim Burton - take note!

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like some people are being dragged in and others are trying to climb out.

John Banister
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of the waste tray on a thermal wax printer. I have to wonder, how many sentences that start with "This lava pit" *don't* end up in hell?

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 years ago

WHOA!!!!

Leslie Prieto
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

GO TO HELL😂😂😂

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Remember "the Devil's Advocate", with So Pacino, Keanu Reeves, and Charlize Theron? This lava formation reminds me of the sculpture behind Pacino's desk.

Nanci Strauss
Community Member
3 years ago

What an incredibly amazing and thought provoking piece of art! Kudos!

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

It still amazes me how nature can turn something out like this. It also amazes me how people perceive this so differently from each other. Truly amazing what nature can do and what people think of it.

Christopher Gomez
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow..,!

Warren Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me, I've got to pick up more ' rhoid medicine.

DaisyAppreciation
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3 years ago

The guy at the top left looks so cheerful :)

Kristin Haskins
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3 years ago

Could be......

Debbie Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Egads! It does look so indeed.

George Hughey
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't like him anymore than most people do, but really I hope you have a signed release, giving you permission to show the POTUS asshole ! !

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a great picture!

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks just like an illustration from Dante!

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
3 years ago

Doesnt "look like", it actually IS!

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful, but no more scary than any other volcano

Saúl Elberth
Community Member
3 years ago

La puerta al infierno, qué miedo. Aunque naturalmente normal.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 years ago

At first I thought it was Art. Goodness.

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool.

Jewel Higgins
Community Member
3 years ago

SHOOK AF

Courtney Berthelot
Community Member
3 years ago

I totally thought they were real bodies at first.

Julia Potter
Community Member
3 years ago

Freaky

Mary Kavanagh
Community Member
3 years ago

Hieronymous Bosch, eat your heart out! Talking of hearts doesn't the brighter red part look a bit like a heart?

Maria Ines Molina
Community Member
3 years ago

Incredible!

Vikki Lomas
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

Lazy Elephant
Community Member
3 years ago

The closer you look at the bodies the less they look like humans

Mom
Community Member
3 years ago

That's pretty. And the lava heart at the bottom.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

wow it really does!

Pat Winship
Community Member
3 years ago

Which circle is this? Scary place!

Silvia Martinez
Community Member
3 years ago

Whoa! I do believe in God! I do believe in God!

Jeni Leigh
Community Member
3 years ago

Hauntingly gorgeous.

Jimmy Ikuta
Community Member
3 years ago

She even smile up there. 😱

julia church
Community Member
3 years ago

great

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

The woman looks like is saying "

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

"...so long, losers"

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Lau Julius
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3 years ago

It's like the a.hole after eating much spicy food from last night

Maya
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3 years ago

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probably because it is. wAKE UP PEOPLE

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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

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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

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Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

*throws arms up and runs in circles* NOOOOOPE NOPETY NOPE NOPERS

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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

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Daria B
Community Member
3 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

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#PugLife
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3 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

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Vlad Horobet
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3 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

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#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

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That parasite even looks happy....

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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

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Stephanie Hutner
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3 years ago

Looks like slipknot masks

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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Troux
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3 years ago

This is a young Goblin Shark.

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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
3 years ago

And attracting ants!!!

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#13

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

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spirit wolf
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3 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
3 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

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Samantha Barnard
Community Member
3 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

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 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
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3 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?

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Cassiel Magem
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3 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

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 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

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Daria B
Community Member
3 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

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criminalgirl
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3 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

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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

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Judh Palcon Domo
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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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Lila Launehase
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3 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

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Daria B
Community Member
3 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
3 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

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 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
3 years ago

"Well then..."

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

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Neeraj Jha
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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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 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

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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

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Nancy E
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3 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
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

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 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
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3 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

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Zenozenobee
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3 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

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 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

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Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 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
3 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
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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

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Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
3 years ago

Waste not, want not

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#42

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

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Ladislav Pollo
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3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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