60 Jarring Nature Photos
A comparison showing the size of an ancient Megalodon compared to a modern day Great White shark.
Thank goodness the Megalodon is extinct! No one would venture into the water this giant species of shark patrolling the shores. As this photograph shows, the megalodon was big…enormous actually! The fossilized remained of this monster show that this animal was a killing machine. It was built like a great white shark on steroids. The megalodon could reach nearly 60 feet in length with a biting force of more than 40,000 pounds. The monster shark is often described as one of the largest and most powerful predators to ever live on Earth, but thankfully, that was a long time ago. Scientists estimate that the species died out at the end of the Pliocene era.
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