Captivating Photographs from the Wild

By Sophia Maddox | March 9, 2024

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.

Marmot realizes it's been caught by a fox

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You know that feeling when you’re caught hanging out around in the house in nothing but your underwear? That’s what this marmot’s face is saying. But how does a photo like this get captured? It’s a one in a lifetime shot that’s one of the London National History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners from 2019. Captured by Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao, “The Moment” became a worldwide sensation although unfortunately the marmot didn’t survive the attack.Museum spokesperson Zoe Summers told the New York Times:

I can confirm that sadly the marmot didn’t survive. The fox was successful in the attack and was able to feed some very hungry cubs!