Captivating Photographs from the Wild

By Sophia Maddox | April 12, 2024

Even tigers love the snow

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: nature is metal

We tend to think of tigers patrolling the hot plains of Africa, but they’re not strictly warm weather creatures. According to Renée Jean from the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary tigers love to run around in the snow. Jeri Meeker, program coordinator of the nonprofit tiger sanctuary explained:

Actually, a lot of the big cats are more active in winter than they are in summer. Summer heat makes us less active, and it’s the same for them. [On cold days] we give them all access to an indoor heated area so they will have a choice, but they’re all outside in spite of that.

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.