We humans may like to consider ourselves the most amazing creatures on Earth, but every once in a while you'll come across an animal far greater than us that will remind you just why it's called the animal kingdom.
It can be humbling for all of us to remember that there are bison that weigh 3,000 pounds or spiders bigger than a dinner plate roaming around just waiting for us to slip up...
Searching For Buried Treasure
You're going to need to bring him a lot more sand if you expect that this giant leatherback turtle is going to be able to successfully bury himself on this beach.
That's a big turtle!
That's A Straight-Up Dinosaur Claw
If there was ever any doubt that birds descended from dinosaurs, this scaly claw should be all the proof that we need.
Go ahead and look up a cassowary bird if you want to see the creature that comes with these claws.
And This Isn't Even Your Biggest Concern
When it comes to Australian wildlife, we all know that big spiders are part of the package, but this is a little too much to process.
And this one isn't even the most deadly...
Don't Poke The Bear
If you're going to go around picking up grizzly bear paws, you'd better make sure that the bear that belongs to it is completely asleep.
Or else you're going to learn your lesson real quick.
Now That's A Growth Spurt
At birth, a sunfish is smaller than a marble!
But you shouldn't underestimate them—they grow up to be the kid pushing others around on the playground if anyone tries to mess with them.
Dad Vs. Dog
There are cat people, there are dog people, and then there are house-horse people.
Dad is standing tall at 6'2", but he's definitely not at the top of the totem pole in that household.
Imagine What The Uncle Looks Like If That's The Ant
"A flood brought in this new species of ant to my neighborhood. Size comparison between regular ant."
What biblical level of flooding has to happen in a neighborhood to bring in ants that look like tarantulas?
You might have come across a snapping turtle or two at the local pond and thought they were a decent size.
But it turns out they come in a much bigger size than what we're used to seeing.
It Follows You Everywhere
Giant squids are known for having the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, and this is your proof of that.
Giant squids can grow up to five times the size of an adult man, so naturally, their soccer ball-sized eyes match that.
Hop The Heck Away From Us
You don't have to panic, at least not completely...
This giant grasshopper that measured more than a foot long was found in Costa Rica, so there's a good chance it'll never make it's way to America.
The Maine Attraction
She's not even a fat cat. This Maine coon cat is just truly big-boned.
You get used to their size if you have one—until you see it next to your other kittens and realize it's the size of a schnauzer.
How Is This Pawssible?
It really shouldn't come as a surprise to us that a tiger has some pretty large feet to keep their giant bodies standing.
But it's different to see it up close.
Smile For The Camera
Why does this look like a selfie taken by a parent who just got their first camera phone?
His head alone takes up most of the frame of the picture, so who knows how big the rest of his body is?
Wouldn't Want Them Stepping On Your Toes
Horses are big enough as is, but then you get to the Clydesdale, and it's a whole new level. They're glorious in the Budweiser commercials, but in person?
You'll want to watch your step—or theirs
We Won't Be Shaking On It
When it comes to business dealings with this eagle, you'll want to stick to fist bumps instead of handshakes.
Unless you want to risk some serious scars on your hands.
I Don't Wanna Hold Your Hand
If you're looking for the perfect way to probably break every bone in your hand, try shaking hands with a gorilla and see what happens.
He'd win in an arm-wrestling contest too, probably.
Whale Would You Look At That...
You learned in school that in terms of big animals, whales pretty much take the crown.
But seeing just how big their skulls alone are is a real eye-opener.
Is This Squirrel Okay?
If you're like me and you already weren't thrilled about the existence of bats, you're not going to be happy when you find out that the hammerhead bat is just flying around somewhere.
This thing is terrifying!
Does He Like Crocodile Rock?
You have to be pretty confident in that glass container if you're willing to take your chances in the water with a monster croc like this guy here.
You'd better hope he's friendly.
This Is Where The Horsepower Comes From
It makes sense that an animal that weighs 1,500 pounds is going to have some pretty large organs to match its large exterior.
But seeing this set of fully inflated horse lungs puts it in perspective.
The Seal Of Approval
Imagine the splash that Minazo the elephant seal must make when he's jumping in the pool at the aquarium.
He'd get a 10/10 in the cannonball competition for sure.
That Doesn't Look Like a Backyard Snail
At first glance, you might have thought you were looking at a woman holding a bunny rabbit, but no, you'd be sorely mistaken.
That's simply a giant African land snail chilling on her hand.
His Head Weighs More Than A Human Being
At birth, a baby bison weighs around 40–70 pounds.
From there, they just keep on growing until they reach a size more like this guy, who weighs around 3,000 pounds.
Avocados Or Eggs?
You know that those giant green eggs couldn't have come out of a chicken, so who do they belong to? Emus.
How someone got their hands on a bunch of emu eggs is a different question altogether.
An Absolute Unit
Hippos may seem like harmless creatures, but we don't trust any creature that is four times as tall as our toddler.
If it wanted to, it could totally break through that glass wall. It just chooses not to.
That's A Lot Of Slime
The giant Chinese salamander is rightfully named considering it's the largest salamander and amphibian in the world. It reportedly sometimes smells like pepper and makes noises like a small child would.
The scientist was provided in case you doubted the salamander's size. This one isn't even fully grown!
Still Cute, Regardless Of Size
The larger one's paw is about the size of the smaller one's head, but double the dog just means double the cuteness in our book, regardless of their obvious size differences.
It's amazing to see the scale with them together!
They've Found The Hungry Caterpillar
They weren't kidding around with that children's book about the very hungry caterpillar.
This is clearly a growing boy who needs his nutrients, and he's had his fair share of food today.
Don't Go Swimming In That River
Your first fishing trip of the season out with the boys, and one of you manages to reel this sucker in, what do you do?
If you toss it back in the water, he'll know where your boat is when he comes back for revenge.
He Doesn't Look Bald
There's a good chance that you've never actually seen a bald eagle up close and personal.
But if you had, then you'd know they're a lot bigger than they look from up in the sky.
A Moose On The Loose
In your mind when you picture a moose you picture a fairly large creature, but just how big are they?
Well, here's your size comparison. It could crush that car behind him in an instant.
Can We Get Him At The Pet Store?
As far as rabbits go, the Flemish breed is about as big as you're going to get.
They're cuddly and friendly, but that cage you found on Amazon probably isn't going to be big enough to contain him.
This Wombat Would Definitely Win In Combat
When you picture a wombat, you usually picture some cute little creature that is the size of a bunny rabbit or a small dog.
But this guy is not your average wombat.
This Tiger Is The Real King
There are few times in your life when you're going to feel the need to challenge a Siberian tiger
But just in case you were considering it, here's an up-close look at just how big they are.
Whale Whale Whale, What Do We Have Here?
First of all, who knew that whale fins even had bones like a human hand?
More importantly, this whale fin could take out that human skeleton with just one high five.
Popping Up To Say Hello
This croc is just popping out of the water to show off for the tourists.
He's also showing up as a reminder that if he wanted to, he could definitely flip this boat, or at least do some serious damage.
That's A Horse Of A Different Color
We knew that cows were fairly large creatures, but this is next level.
Are we sure that isn't just a Clydesdale that's been painted to look like a regular old dairy cow?
Not Your Average Pond Frog
You may have liked to catch frogs at the pond or on the playground when you were a kid.
But no child would be prepared to catch this massive frog.
That Would Hurt If It Pinched You
If just one of its claws weighed nearly 5 pounds, imagine how big the lobster was that this claw came from.
We wouldn't want to be the one who has to wrestle it into the pot.
He Can Take Whatever He Wants From Us
The coconut crab is the largest species of land-living crab in the world, and we don't want to live anywhere near it.
If that thing showed up in our house we would have no choice but to evacuate and let it take over the home.