Pictures that show the natural world at its scariest

We're often left in awe at the destructive power of Mother Nature. As fascinating as they may be, natural phenomena are unpredictable forces that strike fear into the hearts of many.

The same holds true for plants and animals. Whether it's creepy-crawlies or ferocious predators, our fellow creatures can be just as scary as the environment we live in. Not convinced? Well, we dare you to scroll through the following 10 images and see for yourself!

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Wasps have built their nest around this doll to create a nice little home for themselves.

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2.

A centipede mom protects her babies with all her many legs.

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A venus fly trap shows why you shouldn't get too close.

A Venus Fly Trap getting a huge meal

4.

A parasitic fungus takes over a spider’s body.

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These clever ants create a floating island to survive the flooding.

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Check out this goblin shark's impressive trap.

The Goblin Shark

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Don't mess with a bald eagle...

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A hermit crab has found an interesting use for this doll's head.

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9.

Alligator for lunch, anyone?

Leopard stalks his kill

10.

These lions are certainly game.

Just some lions trying to kill and eat an aliagtor

Did you make it through the entire list without jumping out of your seat? If anything, these plants and animals have certainly earned our respect.

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