Captivating Photographs from the Wild

By Sophia Maddox | May 4, 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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source: reddit

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.

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.