Look closer...unedited photos captured in nature

By | November 15, 2022

No matter how much we learn about Mother Nature, the outside world will always remain a mystery to human beings. In some ways it's a beautiful place where animals and plants live in harmony with one another, but it can also be full of mystery and danger.

These photos span the world from the jungles of South America to the tundra of Antarctica, and each and every one of them proves that our planet is both awe inspiring and full of gruesome realities. Are you ready to discover just how terrifying and beautiful Earth can be?

Please be advised that some of these photos will shock, but others will open your mind to unimagined possibilities.

Take a closer look at every photo...it might take a minute to understand what is going on and to convince your mind it's actually real...viewer discretion is advised.

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The tongue of a lion isn't unlike the tongue of any other mammal, it's just that it's larger and much more coarse than that of your average house cat. A lion's tongue isn't just used to clean their fur, it's used to clean feathers and fur from their prey. You don't want that tongue anywhere near your face.

The closest approximation that we can think of for a lion's tongue is a coarse piece of sandpaper, but bigger. One lick from the king of the jungle would definitely draw blood. Let's not think about what would happen if they decided to clean you up.

In 2005, a South African man, Marius Els, adopted a baby hippo after rescuing it from a river. Six years later the hippo dragged him into the same river and ate him ☠️

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In 2011, one of the more bizarre animal stories occurred when a South African farmer named Marius Els was mauled by his pet hippopotamus, Humphrey. Els adopted Humphrey five years earlier after rescuing him from a quickly rising river near his home. The two became swift friends, and Els even described the animal as being "like a son."

Things took a dark turn five years after the rescue when Humphrey began acting out and attacking people on the Els farm. It's not clear what began the altercation, but the gored body of Els was discovered submerged in the same river in which he saved Humphrey.