60 Chilling Nature Photos

By Sophia Maddox | December 30, 2023

Hyena matriarch fighting off pack of African wild dogs

Look closer...these are the most chilling, unedited photos ever captured in nature.

Mother Nature can be gentle and kind, but on the day these photos were taken, she was dark, demonic, and dangerous.

It's risky business walking out your front door and these pictures prove it. They feature frightening animals, unreal weather patterns and some of the most striking and disorienting visuals that have ever been witnessed. Nature is only bound by the laws of physics… it has the ability to explode lava through the Earth, freeze homes, and send sand rushing like a tidal wave, but it can create wonders that touch your soul as well.

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Hyena’s are some of the most terrifying animals on South Africa. Aside from just looking freaky as all get out, they’re the kind of animal that will go completely savage to get whatever they want. Hyenas may be scavengers but they’re also apex predators. They kill and steal prey, and while they primarily haunt nocturnally they have been known to come out during the day, although that’s when they’ll be on the defensive. African wild dogs are similar, although they tend t rely strictly on hunting. Nighter of these animals are going to back down in a fight which means that when they butt heads there’s going to be nothing but blood on the ground.

King of the ocean

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You can hear it right now, can’t you? That DUN DUN, DUN DUN building faster and faster and louder and louder until it attacks. The great white shark is one of the most deadly predators on the planet and it stops at nothing to feed once it’s found its prey. Few people who’ve come face to face with one of these deep sea monsters has lived to survive, but one man, Jerry Ventouras, told the Guardian what happened when his friend Ken found himself on the receiving end of a shark attack in Perth:

I turned around and saw this enormous fin travelling on the inside of Ken. It came in behind him. It was surreal. This damn big shark – somewhere between five metres and six metres – head up out of the water, its jaws wide open surging towards Ken. Without even stopping, [it] seemed to grab him across the lower half of his body, lift him out of the water and give him a couple of shakes like a dog would shake at a bone, [and then] dropped him in the middle of the pool in a great cloud of blood. There was no sound.