/r/natureismetal

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Badass pictures, gifs and videos of the awesome yet vicious cycle of nature

This subreddit contains graphic material that involves animals engaging in violence and other vicious conduct in their natural environments.

We do not condone animal violence for sport or training animals to be used for animal fighting.

This subreddit is to appreciate the vicious and unforgiving parts of nature.


SUBREDDIT RULES

1: ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY

No posting of zoo animals, domestic pets, animals in laboratories, circuses, hunting preserves, show business, feral cats and dogs, and alligator/crocodile wrangling. Farm animals and non-mammalian aquarium animals are allowed provided there is no human instigated feeding, baiting or violence. Anyone posting animal cruelty or organized animal fighting will be banned permanently.

2: ANIMAL REMAINS

No images of piles of feathers, bones, or blood and guts. Remains must have some metal factor to them. Uniquely bad ass skeletons and skulls may be allowed at mod discretion.

Human Remains are allowed only under the following conditions. Damage seen in the submission must have been caused by animals and animals only. No other forms of nature or disease are allowed. Any submission must be fully marked with both NSFW and Human Remains (NSFL) flair or the submission will be removed. Repeated violations may result in a ban.

3: NSFW TAGS

Tag bloody or gory submissions as NSFW. If a mod tags your submission NSFW do not untag it.

4: HUMAN INVOLVEMENT

Animals hurting humans is okay. Humans killing animals is not allowed. No intentional human orchestrated interaction. This also includes animals being harmed at the hands of artificial objects. Animals attacking humans on their own initiative is allowed.

For humans being metal, check out /r/HumansAreMetal: a place for people doing badass things.

5: NON ANIMAL CONTENT

Acts of nature are allowed provided the content is metal.

6: NO POLITICS, RACE, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR SIMILAR TOPICS OF HUMAN CONCEIT

We are here for the awesomeness of nature. These topics will be removed.

7: NO CLICK BAIT OR SHITPOSTS

Seriously. We will kill you.

8: NON-DESCRIPTIVE TITLES

Please use accurate and descriptive titles to your submissions: a descriptive title should at least identify the animals in the content and optimally briefly describe what is happening. We do not allow "I see you X and raise you Y" titles.

9: REPOSTS

Any submission that is reposted within 120 days will be removed. No posts that have previously been posted on this subreddit with over 10,000 upvotes in the past year may be posted again.

No submissions allowed from the NiM Top 50.

No submissions from the NiM Hall of Fame or the NiM Hall of Shame.

Only images that have appeared previously in NiM or NiFL count as reposts.

Reposting will be adjudicated on a 3 strikes policy. (1: warning, 2: temp ban, 3: permenant ban)

Word-for-word reposts will be removed.

Expanded clarification of the rules

Expanded clarification of the Human Remains rule

All rules are subject to moderator discretion.

You can message the mods using modmail if you would like to contest the removal of post or bans.

Please Visit Our Sister Subreddits

For nature in all its stunning and fascinating beauty check out r/NatureisFuckingLit

For extinct badass nature, check out /r/Naturewasmetal.

For dead animals doing crazy and badass things from the afterlife, check out r/taxidermy and r/taxidermyismetal

For badass people being metal as fuck please visit r/Humansaremetal


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/r/natureismetal

2,431,701 Subscribers

183

Black Bear and cub raid an Alligator nest.

7 Comments
2024/05/11
20:26 UTC

555

2 mating Eagles knock out power to Harpswell Maine

60 Comments
2024/05/11
12:06 UTC

50

Intense Northern lights over Ohio

3 Comments
2024/05/11
05:30 UTC

988

Squirrel Cannibalism

53 Comments
2024/05/11
03:13 UTC

71

Nature through metal

Birch tree finding it's from under a tree to through a chain link fence, and swallow all the surrounding links in birch...extreeme body modification.

0 Comments
2024/05/11
02:19 UTC

350

Northern lights in United Kingdom this night

8 Comments
2024/05/10
22:44 UTC

0

What is going on here?

There seems to be an ant “stuck” to this green thing (some kind of larvae?) while the other two ants were frantically trying to do something; either kill the green thing, or free the stuck ant. Does anybody know what this is?

2 Comments
2024/05/10
22:27 UTC

83

A large golden eagle

1 Comment
2024/05/10
21:54 UTC

8,716

A mother mountain lion posing for the camera while her cub eats dinner

304 Comments
2024/05/10
20:35 UTC

101

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), family Plethodontidae, WV, USA

0 Comments
2024/05/10
02:25 UTC

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This crow ending a rat and immediately starting to eat it

103 Comments
2024/05/08
23:17 UTC

239

Snake on a bird's nest

My wife and I spent weekend admiring the 4th attempt this bird made on a nest on our deck. He and his mate seemed to be doing real good. Then I woke up to them squawking at each other and soon discovered why. Belly full of eggs. Taking a nap on their nest while they squawk about in the nearby tree.

14 Comments
2024/05/08
21:53 UTC

2,992

The Hide of a Rhinoceros is incredibly thick, 2 inches of rough armor-like skin.

The white layer is the skin for those that are unsure of what the image portrays.

115 Comments
2024/05/08
20:49 UTC

253

Dragonfly eats cicada alive

21 Comments
2024/05/08
18:12 UTC

803

Very graphic, but stupid question: what actually makes the Zebra seize up and the heart stop when its head and chest are intact? How is the process of death in these situations?

222 Comments
2024/05/08
08:25 UTC

129

osprey with fish

0 Comments
2024/05/08
04:38 UTC

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Buffalo Goes for One Last Bath

7 Comments
2024/05/08
03:22 UTC

349

Hyenas.

9 Comments
2024/05/08
03:04 UTC

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The severed head of a Cuvier's beaked whale after she and her calf are eaten by orcas

137 Comments
2024/05/07
12:21 UTC

544

Snake vs Snake

The snake won

44 Comments
2024/05/07
03:23 UTC

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