60 Chilling Nature Photos

By Sophia Maddox | December 2, 2023

Coyote Pups Learning to Howl

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: reddit

Everybody’s got to learn to howl - even coyote pups. These “barking dogs” are known as the most vocal of North America’s mammals. This animals howl includes high-pitched howls, barks, and yelps that each mean something different, giving them their own kind of language. In 1978 Philip N. Lehner wrote of their complex sounds in Coyotes: Biology, Behavior, and Management, explaining:

The vocal repertoire of the adult coyote contains eleven vocalizations, several of which are also given by pups. These vocalizations grade into one another such that their separation into eleven types is somewhat arbitrary based on their different sounds, behavior context, and physical characteristics.

Was this moose struck by lightning or nah?

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source: Patricia Grenier

This photo of a moose outside of Anchorage is a bit of a noodle baker. Initially its unclear what’s ripped this moose up, but according to the Anchorage Daily News this moose wasn’t stuck by lightning but rather it was attacked by a bear. At least that’s what the woman who took the photo, Patricia Grenier, says. She told the ADN:

That moose had been attacked by a bear by a neighbor's house. [The moose] was gone and everybody thought it had died, but then it was back and it was in my neighbor's yard.

However Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen says that there’s no way to know exactly what happened to this moose without getting a close up look at it. She said:

Without a biopsy and some diagnostics, it is impossible to say what originally caused the skin lesions so speculation is just that: speculations.