Captivating Photographs from the Wild

By Sophia Maddox | March 23, 2024

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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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.

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!