60 Chilling Nature Photos

By Sophia Maddox | July 27, 2023

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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source: alan murphy

This remarkable photo of a gray owl hiding from its prey in the woods is truly amazing. It’s not just this creature’s plumage that’s fascinating, it’s the fact that this creature is one of the tallest owls in North America. It manages to hide from its prey by using its plumage to blend right in with the world surrounding it. According to the photographer who took the photo it was snapped by accident. Alan Murphy wrote on his Facebook:

While searching the forests of British Columbia for birds to photograph, I came across this guy. It's like finding a needle in a haystack. See if you can see the Great Gray Owl. Nature is amazing!! You can see how the plumage of the owl blends right into the texture of the tree bark making it almost invisible. The owl is looking away so you can't see the face rendering the bird invisible. Even though I was focused on the bird, it was still hard to see it.

Crazy bird tornado

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source: bored panda

This birdnado looks like something out of a dream but this creepy visual is all natural. The photo was taken by an amateur photographer and even though no one is exactly sure what’s making up this living tornado it’s believed that it’s caused by starlings, a bird that’s infamous for flying in thick flock formations known as murmurations. The formation helps reduce the amount of energy that the starlings need to put out in order to travel and moving in large, freaky groups like this protect them from predators. When starlings move in a group like this the entire pattern will change with one bird.