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15+ Intense Nature Pics That Make The Indoors Seem Pretty Good Right Now

As you've no doubt discovered by now, some people are a lot more comfortable with staying cooped up inside than others.

While it's true that staying indoors and simply avoiding other people aren't mutually exclusive, not everyone can be assured that they'll be able to keep socially distancing if they start wandering around.

But at the same time, there's an advantage to not straying too far afield anyway. While it's not necessarily likely that you'll run into most of the animals on this list, there's probably at least one creature in your area that could mess you up if it wanted to.

And the ones we're about to see today are absolutely in that mode.

1. Although we might normally not have much trouble picking in a winner in a fight like this, it's also true that anything can happen.

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Not only that, but it's pretty clear from this photo that a possum wants whatever it's trying to eat more intensely than the eagle does.

After all, the fact that it's standing up to the powerful bird of prey at all shows how impressively strong-willed it is.

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2. Even when it's not in a strictly natural setting, nature can definitely get its business done.

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Apparently, this bird of prey had quite the feeding frenzy on what used to be a baby goose. I'm sorry it didn't choose a less adorable target.

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3. It's a little hard to tell when one creature begins here and the other ends, but the bright colors serve as a clue.

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Any blues or reds that stand out in this image belong to a macaw, while the more muted browns are featured on the ocelot that's now carrying it away.

Yeah, the bird lost that fight.

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4. Sometimes, an animal's strength isn't in how ferocious it is, but rather how resilient it is.

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For instance, here we see a reticulated giraffe in Kenya that broke its jaw a couple of years ago.

Although it obviously hasn't been the same since, it's still managed to keep on living.

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5. The most unfortunate part of this picture isn't that a lion is about to eat this wildebeest.

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Make no mistake, that is absolutely what is happening here, but what makes me feel for the wildebeest more is the fact that it had just managed to struggle out of a mud hole by the time the predator showed up.

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6. If these sharks thought they were safe in this aquarium, then both they and the aquarium's staff underestimated this octopus.

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Although some more hyperbolic reports have said that this octopus ate every shark in the place before it was caught, the truth is that it only made two of them disappear before the staff started checking the security footage.

Yeah, it turns out you have to work pretty hard to keep these little guys locked away anywhere.

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7. As adorable as the slow loris may be, that doesn't mean that petting it is a good idea.

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As explained by the San Diego Zoo, that's because it's the only known primate in the world to have a venomous bite.

And since it's known to incapacitate predators and cause anaphylactic shock in humans, that venom is no joke.

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8. Although it's not immediately clear from this image, what we have here is a very compelling argument for leaving rhinos alone.

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The warthog we now see with its legs in the air learned that lesson the hard way when the rhino flipped it over its back with that horn.

Trust me, the landing looked pretty painful.

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9. The elephant these creatures are feasting on is dead, but that doesn't mean there isn't a struggle going on here.

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That's because we're seeing some lions fight it out with some hyenas over who actually gets to eat the elephant.

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10. This bee thought it had a nice pollination session ahead of it, but it had landed on a trap all along.

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As we can see, this Goldenrod crab spider was waiting in ambush for it all along and was able to make a hearty meal out of the surprised bee.

Apparently, the spider can change colors to hide in both yellow and white flowers.

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11. It turns out that this ridiculous situation can actually happen outside of cartoons and Star Wars prequels.

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Not only is there always a bigger fish out in nature, but there's also the chance that there's a caiman to come eat that bigger fish.

Now something just needs to eat the caiman.

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12. No matter how much hyenas laugh, the best move is to take them very seriously.

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As we can see from the moment this pack of wild dogs tried to mess with one, they can be downright terrifying when they have to be.

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13. If the mess around its face wasn't already a major clue as to what this lion just did, its satisfied expression should be.

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Apparently, this guy just finished chowing down on a whole warthog, so that should take care of its appetite for a while.

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14. Trail cameras can spot some crazy sights at night and this one captured something particularly unusual.

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It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but this crocodile is walking around with an entire armadillo in its mouth. That shell may protect it for a while, but it has to come out sometime.

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15. It's a little obscured by vegetation, but this jaguar just has a very successful caiman hunt.

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Considering that there wasn't much of a struggle as the cat pulled it out of the water, it's pretty clear that it's already won the fight.

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16. We may have certain expectation for the size of a bee hive, but the busu bugs can far exceed them every now and then.

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Not only is this hive absolutely massive, but we can clearly see it bustling with activity.

Yeah, definitely not a good idea to touch that.

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17. It may not seem like much is going on here, but this is actually the aftermath of a very daring move by the jackal on the right.

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While the lion slept, it crept up and bit it on the tail. Although the lion sprang up quickly, the jackal was able to run away before it really processed what happened here.

It's a bit of mystery as to why the jackal took such a risk, but the best guess was that it was checking whether the lion was dead and therefore safe to eat.

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18. It may be fairly easy to see the crocodile in this picture, but it would likely be a different story in the actual wilderness.

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After all, the mud camouflage only needs to work well enough for this sneaky creature to get one good bite in.

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19. While there are plenty of impressive pics of birds of prey carrying off their prey, they don't usually turn out this action-packed.

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Not only is the seagull less than willing to go quietly into the eagle's talons, but its buddy is also mounting a daring rescue mission.

It doesn't really look like the eagle cares all that much, though.

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20. We're witnessing the calm before the storm here because all of these vultures are acutely aware that a lion just caught something nearby.

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And once that lion leaves the rest behind, the crowd of 20 vultures will have a ferocious battle over who gets to enjoy the scraps.

As we can see, one of them is really hoping to intimidate the others.

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