Damn nature, you scary! Yet, strangely beautiful at the same time. Here are 15 gifs from wildlife, above and below water, that have left us in awe.
Australia is a land of beauty, wonder, bird eating spiders, venomous snakes, hundred pound lizards, and straight up balls of scary looking goo that are ready to kill you at any gleeful opportunity. There are a lot of things to avoid in Australia, and it's a running gag on the internet of how dangerously nope-tastic the whole continent can be.
The bluntnose sixgill shark is an ancient deep sea predator. Like it's been around since before most dinosaurs. They average between 3.1 to 4.2 meters (10 to 14 ft) long but can get up to 8 meters (26 ft) long. This crew of scientists got a good look at one. These group is also credited with being the first ever to tag an animal from a submarine. Look at that eye roll into the back of it's head.
On any given day, we're exposed to a number of pretty common hazards, and the signs that come with them. For example, the ubiquitous "watch your step." The further away you get from daily life, the more specific the danger becomes, and the more vague and weird their warning signs. Here are signs that are either on purpose or accidentally very scary, and doing a great job at keeping people away. For more, check out these scary signs that mean business.
So many unknowns when it comes to the creatures hiding away in the depths of the ocean, but we know some things for sure! We know these interesting looking fellas exist and we know exactly which sea level depth to avoid, in order to never make eye-contact.