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Earth, as we know it, is full of strange, mysterious and mind-boggling places and creatures. All of these make one wonder how humans have progressed so much and yet we don’t know a lot about the earth or its habitats. Here is a collection of some amazing photos that will give you a new perspective.
1. The Giants Of The Sea
Whales are the largest animals to have ever lived on this planet. Some whales can weigh over 200 tons and stretch almost 100 feet long. Here you can see the comparison between a humpback whale and a human.
The diver looks like a small mouse compared to the massive whale. Despite their size, whales are gentle giants and have even helped swimmers in dangerous situations.
2. The Mountain and The Pebble
Ladies and gentlemen, here is a professional strongman, and big beastly brother of Hound from Game of Thrones; Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (aka the Mountain).
With a height of 6-feet 9-inches and weighing 440 pounds, his girlfriend surely looks like a pebble in front of him.
3. Is It a Fox with Wings?
If you take away the 5-foot wings on this bat, it will indeed look like a fox, and that explains why scientists named it Giant golden-crowned flying fox. Say that 5 times fast.
It is unfortunate that this Giant golden-crowned flying fox is an endangered species.
4. Baby Ghost Crab for a Good Night’s Sleep
Although there is the word “Ghost” in the name of this crab, it is not going to give you nightmares.
Instead, it is here to make you feel happy. Isn’t he the cutest crab ever?
5. Happy Fishing
This is one of those images that can change your mind about fishing. Stay in your boat.
Did you know that a Blue Whale can grow up to 110 feet long and weigh up to - wait for it - 330,000 pounds?
6. Not Your Average Caterpillar
Amazingly, this caterpillar grows up to 5-inches long. It transforms into regal moth shortly after reaching such length.
If you do not live in North America’s Deep South, there is no need to worry.
7. The Smallest Computer in the World
Yes, the world’s smallest computer is even smaller than a grain of rice.
If we talk mathematically, it measures only 0.33-millimeters on each side, and the single grain of rice can range from 5 to 7 millimeters long.
8. It's Lunch Time
We love the spirit of this baby turtle as it's planning on eating a raspberry almost his size.
We are quite sure it will fill up its belly. Have fun you cute little man!
9. Bugs Bunny Has Put on ‘Some’ Weight
There is no need for a dog when you can have a huge, fluffy Flemish Giant rabbit.
Although it looks like the rabbit wants to kill its owner, these creatures are known for being patient and quiet. By the way, this one weighs 15-pounds and is 4-feet long.
10. This Doggo is No Match For The Coconut Crabs
Believe it or not, the Coconut Crabs are from the species of the terrestrial hermit crab (the ones that can fit in the palm of your hand).
These are also called the robber crabs and can weigh up to 9 pounds and grow over three feet from leg to leg.
11. Fancy a Swim?
Although the Leatherback turtles are not harmful to humans, they can surely freak out most people.
These huge creatures can weigh about 1,540 pounds and can grow upwards to 7-feet.
12. Please Don't Destroy My Habitat
It looks like this giant anaconda doesn’t want anyone to destroy its home.
These snakes are huge as they can weigh around 550 pounds and can grow upwards to 25-feet in length. Long story short, don't mess with them.
13. Don't Look Down
This is the kind of person who isn't afraid of anything.
This man certainly didn't think a lot before climbing on this zero-barrier, 5-12 inch wide ledge.
14. Just a Normal Beach Day
If you thought that a beach in Ireland would have any form of sunbathers or sun, for that matter, think again.
Here is something that shows just another normal beach day in Ireland.
15. Nice Pet Lion You Have
Well, here is a doggo that doesn't look a doggo at all. It is an ancient flock guardian dog that looks like a lion.
Did you know that the Tibetan Mastiffs can actually weigh up to 160 lbs. and reach a height of 33 inches?
16. 'Remember Kid, Being Fat Makes You Look More Beautiful'
This mama hippo is teaching life lessons to its baby. Hippos are large animals that are known for their aggressive behavior.
On average, a female hippo can weigh 2,870 lbs. and adult males can weigh 3,310.
17. When Roles Are Reversed
Imagine if we reversed roles with zoo animals. They would be roaming free and we would be in cages or tanks.
Nevertheless, seeing this huge beast makes us wonder why would anyone to go near them. One wrong move and you’re its next meal.
18. These are Not Fake Claws
These are the claws of an eagle. And yes, they are capable of piercing into hard skins.
So, next time you go out with your little fluffy friend, keep an eye on it because a hungry eagle can pick it up and fly away.
19. The Little Guy is 5'3''
Manute Bol is a former NBA player who used to dunk without jumping. After all, he was 7'7'' tall.
On the other hand, Muggsy Bogues is just 5'3'' and he still managed to play in the NBA. If you are good, size doesn't matter.
20. Look at The Size of That Thing
A regular bus is longer and wider than about five minivans combined. What do you see in front of the school bus?
Well, the massive dump truck is so huge that it makes the school bus look like a toy in front of it.
21. Snack Hunting
Take a look at these wild boars that are becoming more like humans over time.
They are looking for snacks in the dumpster of an elementary school. It looks like they are not going to lose weight anytime soon.
22. Nothing Unusual Here
This giant wombat looks like something from another world. Amazingly, it is almost as big as its caretaker.
The good thing here is that it is happy in her arms. Stay happy you big, cute adult baby.
23. Blue Whale's Heart
The Blue Whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed.
So, it is quite evident that it has the biggest heart of all. This is mind-boggling stuff.
24. A Masterpiece
Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor who had a significant influence on the development of Western art.
Here, this David was created by Michelangelo and it is considered one of his most beautiful works.
25. The Oldest and Tallest Ones
As Redwood trees can grow 379-feet tall and 29-feet in diameter, it would make a loud sound if any of these trees fell.
These are also some of the oldest tree species on Earth as they can live for more than 1,800 years. Wow!
26. This Explains Why Horses Have Great Stamina
Horses are known for their great stamina and endurance. This photo shows monumentally large lungs of a horse.
Now, it makes a lot of sense why they can sprint so fast and for so long.
27. We are Indeed Lucky People
If you don’t like birds, you should feel super lucky that you weren’t born back when these largest flying creatures were around.
It is four times taller than the man standing near it. So, you know that your chances of survival are very slim.
28. This is As Real As It Gets
First of all, this is not a scene from a movie. Secondly, if you think a moose is harmless, we'll let you reconsider it.
As some crazier things happen in Canada, we can see a moose just taking a stroll. Maybe it is going to get bread and milk for breakfast.
29. A Giant Anchor
Here are a couple of men cleaning a giant anchor. We just hope it doesn’t hit anything on its way down to the seafloor.
Generally, anchors weight up to 30 tons and even the links of its chain can weigh up to 500-pounds each.
30. Our Earth is Quite Small
The earth's land area is 148.9 million km². That is quite a lot, right?
Well, what you are looking at is the number of earth’s that would easily fit inside Sun. Yes, our solar system's sun.
31. The Ring You Give To Her After Messing Up Big Time
Who knows, she might still be mad at you even after receiving this ring.
Jokes apart, this is one of the prop rings from Lord of the Rings. No wonder why everyone wanted it.
32. He Doesn't Run, He Fly
With world records in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 × 100 meters relay. He considered the greatest sprinter of all time.
This photo gives you a glimpse of how fast Usain Bolt, the Jamaican former sprinter, was.
33. Another Reason Not To Go Near Water
The lion's mane jellyfish are the largest of their species as they can get as long as 120-feet.
This huge bell and its long tentacles look scary, but the good thing is that this giant sea creature is not toxic to humans.
34. An Upclose Shot of Traffic Lights
We are used to driving past these without really giving a lot of thought about their appearance or other features. How selfish we are.
Well, here is an up-close shot of the traffic lights and it are massive.
35. It Still Walks Slow
Here is the ultimate snail for you. We are shocked to see how comfortable the lady is with such an enormous snail.
Scientists have confirmed that its huge size doesn’t help it walk fast.
36. Size Matters?
In baseball, there is not much focus on height. So, if your height isn't much, it won't matter a lot if you know how to play.
The giant in the picture is Aaron Judge and the little guy is Jose Altuve.
37. Who Knows Aliens Built It
Although science and technology have advanced a lot, one of the mysteries of the world is none other than the pyramids.
No one knows how they were built and they probably had a lot of free time to kill.
38. America Is Not That Big
If you ever thought that America was big, it is time for you to reconsider it.
Here you can see that Africa is so large that four America's can easily fit in it.
39. Thank God We Weren't Born in Those Times
Ignore the man lying next to the bone of the world’s largest dinosaur. Just look at how huge that bone is.
Thankfully, scientists believe that this huge creature was an herbivore. It weighed about 77 metric tons, and measured at 131-feet from head to tail and 65-feet tall.
40. Same Amount Different Masses
So the big pile here is $1 bills and the small stack is $100 bills.
They are both the same amount and yet their masses are different. Long story short, money just never looked this smaller.
41. Both Are Running Backs
This photo gives nightmares to opposing teams as one of them is Derrick Henry and the other is Dion Lewis.
Both play the running back position in the NFL and they are considered one tight unit that you don't want to mess with.