Tanks rolled out onto the battlefields of World War I nearly a hundred years ago. Not all of them survived the war to to become museum pieces; many of these lumbering steel behemoths remain stuck where they were rendered immobile. Each was home to three or more fighting men, and not all of them survived the demise of their armored fighting vehicle.

This collection of tanks reclaimed by nature comes from all over the world. From World War II Japanese tanks that found their resting place in the jungles where they struggled against their American counterparts, to the rare German machines now stuck in some forgotten part of Eastern Europe, they're all finally at peace.

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Shumshu, Russia

Shumshu, Russia

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AndresTomlin 3 years ago

Looks like a scene from Howl's Moving Castle

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#2

Abandoned Tank On A Beach In Puerto Rico

Abandoned Tank On A Beach In Puerto Rico

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DanIbekwe 3 years ago

M4A3 (105mm) Sherman.

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#3

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DanIbekwe 3 years ago

M41 light tank (1950s, US built, widely exported).

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#4

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

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DanIbekwe 3 years ago

Another Sherman, E pluribus unum, one of the very many.

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#5

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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NemanjaMitković 3 years ago

This photo was made in firing range of army barracks in Pancevo, Serbia, and vehicle was destroyed long after WW2, as a stationary target.

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#6

Tanks In Antarctica

Tanks In Antarctica

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MilanKrstic 3 years ago

why would someone drive tanks in Antartica?

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#7

Tank In Flamenco Beach In Culebra, Puerto Rico

Tank In Flamenco Beach In Culebra, Puerto Rico

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LovroAntunovic 3 years ago

AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL!!!

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#8

Dorset, Uk

Dorset, Uk

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#9

Abandoned Tankn In East Germany

Abandoned Tankn In East Germany

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DanIbekwe 3 years ago

T-34/85. WW2-era tank, the USSR kept them in production for export until 1961.

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#10

Abandoned Tank Base In Russia

Abandoned Tank Base In Russia

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DaveMatteson 3 years ago

T34/85 in the foreground and a T54 in the background. They were probably used as gunnery training targets.

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#11

Tank Swallowed By Corals

Tank Swallowed By Corals

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#12

Vlieland, Netherlands

Vlieland, Netherlands

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djdiamo1 3 years ago

Is This Vlieland !!? Can't find the tank(s) on google earth !!

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#13

Abandoned Is3 On Shikotan Island

Abandoned Is3 On Shikotan Island

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#14

Zheltuchin Island, Russia

Zheltuchin Island, Russia

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#15

Shikotan, Russia

Shikotan, Russia

dementievskiy.livejournal.com Report

DanielWelter 3 years ago

Russian IS Russian IS

#16

Chieftain, Slab Common, Bordon, Uk

Chieftain, Slab Common, Bordon, Uk

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Will Hill 1 year ago

That's recent compared to others on this gallery.

#17

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DaveMatteson 3 years ago

Another tank that's needs to be in a museum.

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#18

Abandoned Tank In Culebra, Puerto Rico

Abandoned Tank In Culebra, Puerto Rico

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BarryGraves 3 years ago

M-4 with welded hull.

#19

Fort Knox Military Base, Usa

Fort Knox Military Base, Usa

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RonCanelon 3 years ago

M60 Patton

#20

Challenger On Slab Common, Uk

Challenger On Slab Common, Uk

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DaveMatteson 3 years ago

Used for recovery training...

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#21

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

Looks like a german Stug III, I may be wrong though

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#22

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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HenryRobertson 3 years ago

Are these actual "tanks" or snow tractors?

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#23

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

looks like an american M3 Stuart

#24

Abandoned Soviet Tank In Afghanistan

Abandoned Soviet Tank In Afghanistan

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

Russian T 54? or another tank of this family

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#25

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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EM 1 year ago

Should be "Tanken over by nature" └[ º ᗜ º ]┘

#26

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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#27

Tank Outside Of Massoud's Tomb In Afghanistan

Tank Outside Of Massoud's Tomb In Afghanistan

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

T 34-85

#28

Shikotan, Russia

Shikotan, Russia

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#29

Abandoned Tank Base In Russia

Abandoned Tank Base In Russia

Alex Klochkov Report

#30

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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RobertMcCan 3 years ago

Looks almost like a Panzerkampfwagen II

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#31

Abandoned Tank In Afghanistan

Abandoned Tank In Afghanistan

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#32

Abandoned Tank In Cuamba, Mozambique

Abandoned Tank In Cuamba, Mozambique

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

T 34-85

#33

British Army Chieftain, Slab Common, Bordon, Uk

British Army Chieftain, Slab Common, Bordon, Uk

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#34

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DaveMatteson 3 years ago

Type 2 Ka-Mi

#35

Abandoned Tank Somewhere In Russia

Abandoned Tank Somewhere In Russia

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Will Hill 1 year ago

ISU-152

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#36

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DaveMatteson 3 years ago

M41

#37

Abandoned Tank In Yemen

Abandoned Tank In Yemen

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

Another T 34-85

#38

Fort Knox Military Base, Usa

Fort Knox Military Base, Usa

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DaveMatteson 3 years ago

M47

#39

Chieftain, Slab Common, Bordon, Uk

Chieftain, Slab Common, Bordon, Uk

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#40

Tank Taken Over By Nature

Tank Taken Over By Nature

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DanielWelter 3 years ago

judging by the turret of the left tank, it looks like a Centurion action X

#41

Spartan On Slab Common, Uk

Spartan On Slab Common, Uk

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#42

Bamiyan, Where The Buddhas Once Stood, Central Afghanistan

Bamiyan, Where The Buddhas Once Stood, Central Afghanistan

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#43

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

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