50 Times Nature Made Us Say NOPE” (WARNING: This List Might Be Too Scary For You)”

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While we as humans continue to try (and fail) to live in peace and harmony, it is worth remembering that the world around us is a brutal, unforgiving place.

We have tamed our lives to such an extent that it is easy to turn a blind eye to the horrors of nature, sure, we as a species are far more damaging to our planet than all others put together, but let’s not pretend that it’s all sweetness and light out there!

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, is a reminder that we live in a scary world. Some of these things are simply wonders of nature that we may not like the look of, like spiders and centipedes. Some show the raw power of the elements, while others illustrate the horrific things that other creatures to do each other in order to survive. All of these things are awe-inspiring examples of nature, something not to be feared, but to be respected. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 

Wrap Around Spider, Named For Its Ability To Flatten And Wrap Its Body Around Tree Limbs

Wrap Around Spider, Named For Its Ability To Flatten And Wrap Its Body Around Tree Limbs

#2 

Spiderbro Guarding Me From Malaria Outside My Window

Spiderbro Guarding Me From Malaria Outside My Window

#3 

Seaweed In The Waves

Seaweed In The Waves

#4 

Xylaria Polymorpha, Commonly Known As Dead Man’s Fingers, Is A Saprobic Fungus

Xylaria Polymorpha, Commonly Known As Dead Man's Fingers, Is A Saprobic Fungus

#5 

A Firefly Kept Right On Flashing After Being Eaten By A Frog

A Firefly Kept Right On Flashing After Being Eaten By A Frog

#6 

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 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 Life

#7 

The Skeleton Of A Puffer Fish Is Pretty Metal

The Skeleton Of A Puffer Fish Is Pretty Metal

#8 

Damn Nature, You Scary…

Damn Nature, You Scary...

#9 

Rome Yesterday

Rome Yesterday

#10 

My Mum’s Toilet After A Recent Flood

My Mum's Toilet After A Recent Flood

#11 

Snapdragon Seed Pods Look Like Skulls

Snapdragon Seed Pods Look Like Skulls

#12 

Those Fishes Are Literally Lit

Those Fishes Are Literally Lit

#13 

The Eyes And Teeth Of A Scallop

The Eyes And Teeth Of A Scallop

#14 

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

#15 

My Gecko Ate His Tail

My Gecko Ate His Tail

#16 

This Is Why You Always Have To Check The Toilet In Australia

This Is Why You Always Have To Check The Toilet In Australia

#17 

These Plants Look Like Tiny Hands

These Plants Look Like Tiny Hands

#18 

The Clathrus Archeri Fungus Resembles Some Pretty Metal Tentacles Sprouting From An Alien Egg When It Blooms

The Clathrus Archeri Fungus Resembles Some Pretty Metal Tentacles Sprouting From An Alien Egg When It Blooms

#19 

Currently Renovating Our Floors. Seems Everyone Has Come Out Of Hiding

Currently Renovating Our Floors. Seems Everyone Has Come Out Of Hiding

#20 

All I Know Is That It Needs To Burn

All I Know Is That It Needs To Burn

#21 

Deer Skull After Sitting In Water For Over A Year

Deer Skull After Sitting In Water For Over A Year

#22 

The Frog That Caught A Spider

The Frog That Caught A Spider

#23 

A Leopard Seal Peering Through A Veil Of Plankton

A Leopard Seal Peering Through A Veil Of Plankton

#24 

Acid Spitting Ants

Acid Spitting Ants

#25 

Articulated Cobra Skeleton

Articulated Cobra Skeleton

#26 

Black Swallower Died Trying To Eat A Fish 4 Times Its Size

Black Swallower Died Trying To Eat A Fish 4 Times Its Size

#27 

The Statue Being Swallowed By A Tree

The Statue Being Swallowed By A Tree

#28 

A Lizard Eating A Cockroach Alive At My House Porch

A Lizard Eating A Cockroach Alive At My House Porch

#29 

My Dad Sent Me This Photo. Water Mocassin? Tennessee

My Dad Sent Me This Photo. Water Mocassin? Tennessee

#30 

Attack Of Legionary Ants (Also Known As Army Ants Or Marabunta) To A Wasp Honeycomb

Attack Of Legionary Ants (Also Known As Army Ants Or Marabunta) To A Wasp Honeycomb

#31 

Chameleon Mummified Alive By The Tropical Sun

Chameleon Mummified Alive By The Tropical Sun

#32 

The Inside Of A Gooses Mouth

The Inside Of A Gooses Mouth

#33 

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

#34 

These New Fish Species Can Survive In Volcanoes And They’re The Stuff Of Nightmares

These New Fish Species Can Survive In Volcanoes And They’re The Stuff Of Nightmares

#35 

After A Weekend Storm In New England, A Puffer Fish Was Found In A Tree

After A Weekend Storm In New England, A Puffer Fish Was Found In A Tree

#36 

The Lamprey Fish

The Lamprey Fish

#38 

5-Legged Frog That Lives In The Marsh Behind Our Neighborhood

5-Legged Frog That Lives In The Marsh Behind Our Neighborhood

#39 

This Hornets Nest Looks Kind Of Like A Hornet’s Head

This Hornets Nest Looks Kind Of Like A Hornet’s Head

#40 

Dolphin Caught A Squid, Trailing The Ink Behind It

Dolphin Caught A Squid, Trailing The Ink Behind It

#41 

A Jungle Perch With A Surprise

A Jungle Perch With A Surprise

#42 

Lavafall

Lavafall

#43 

This Spider Web That Looks Like A Spider-Man Mask

This Spider Web That Looks Like A Spider-Man Mask

#44 

The Giant Isopod, Found In The Deep Seas And Is An Example Of Deep-Sea Gigantism

The Giant Isopod, Found In The Deep Seas And Is An Example Of Deep-Sea Gigantism

#45 

One Big Spider

One Big Spider

#46 

Take A Seat

Take A Seat

#47 

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

#48 

Sweet Potato Creepily Resembles Human Heart

Sweet Potato Creepily Resembles Human Heart

#49 

The Largest Scar You’ll Ever See

The Largest Scar You'll Ever See

#50 

Close Up Of Moth Outside My Window

Close Up Of Moth Outside My Window

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