/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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Sun dried toad

Came across several sun-dried toads on my walk today. This one was the best preserved.

2 Comments
2024/05/20
00:22 UTC

4

"The Thing That Should Not Be" - Idotea Mettalic

Doesn't seem to have ever been outright posted here but I bring you the Metallic Isopod a species of deep-sea kelp lice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idotea_metallica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ObqZtxuj0

4 Comments
2024/05/19
19:03 UTC

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A Leopard vs A Sloth Bear In Sri Lanka

81 Comments
2024/05/19
13:28 UTC

313

Mauritius Ornate Day Gecko (Phelsuma ornata), family Gekkonidae, Mauritius

6 Comments
2024/05/19
01:43 UTC

3,513

Gazelle tries to get her baby back from baboon

248 Comments
2024/05/18
17:24 UTC

4,116

King cobra bites python. Python constricts cobra. Cobra gets crushed to death. Python dies from the cobra’s venom.

168 Comments
2024/05/18
10:35 UTC

124

Two cassowaries fighting

19 Comments
2024/05/18
02:16 UTC

84

Spider caught a Cica

Saw this at work today, BRUTAL

13 Comments
2024/05/16
21:32 UTC

0

African Skunk and Impala have an unexpected encounter

This one is a bit lighter than the expected content but I think worth a share here. A stinkmuishond is an African Skunk also known as a Striped polecat. Stinkmuishond is directly translated to a Stinky mouse dog, got to love Afrikaans

4 Comments
2024/05/16
17:40 UTC

260

My BF caught this video right outside our apartment. Birds friends attacking the hawk that’s eating their friend.

Link: https://imgur.com/a/zb2k9hs

Edit: this video https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/s/spdrel2lFW is not the same as the one in this post. I literally witnessed this happening this morning by looking out my window. These are just the same circumstances.

25 Comments
2024/05/16
14:21 UTC

223

The harpy Eagle, one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world.

11 Comments
2024/05/16
09:17 UTC

560

The Spectacled bear, the only surviving Short Faced Bear in the world.

As well as the only living bear native to South America.

17 Comments
2024/05/16
02:35 UTC

97

Paper nest built upon wasp corpse

5 Comments
2024/05/16
00:29 UTC

215

Central American Jumping Viper (Metlapilcoatlus mexicanus), family Viperidae, Costa Rica

8 Comments
2024/05/15
01:27 UTC

2,565

Duck engaging in necrophilia

272 Comments
2024/05/14
14:50 UTC

3 Comments
2024/05/14
02:15 UTC

1,062

I’m not judging, but maybe it’s eyes are a little bigger it’s stomach

Rattlesnake eating a dove in my grandma’s backyard

72 Comments
2024/05/14
00:51 UTC

190

Get to know Julius!( the green one)

Our garden predator

6 Comments
2024/05/13
21:48 UTC

129

[OC] Crow chasing an Eagle and it's Prey

9 Comments
2024/05/13
20:23 UTC

274

I walked out of my door and saw this.

26 Comments
2024/05/12
20:04 UTC

0

Can you spot the snake?

94 Comments
2024/05/13
02:06 UTC

31

Epic Tom Turkey Fight Caught on Trail Cam

12 Comments
2024/05/12
22:19 UTC

490

Black Bear and cub raid an Alligator nest.

11 Comments
2024/05/11
20:26 UTC

75

Intense Northern lights over Ohio

4 Comments
2024/05/11
05:30 UTC

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