45 Terrifying Creatures That Actually Exist

Strange-Looking Cyclops Shark.

Warning, this collection of rare nature photos are not for everyone.

However- if you are ready to explore the reality of which oddly terrifying creatures actually exist among the otherwise beautiful parts of nature, please proceed.

The animal world is quite diverse. While there are plenty of cute, cuddly creatures that are perfect for snuggling and petting, there are just as many animals that are dangerous, aggressive, stinky, and downright ugly. In this collection of photographs, we focus on the latter. These are the animals that will terrify you, hurt you, sicken you, and may even kill you. Of course, we will touch on the obvious ones, like sharks, alligators, and bears, but we will also inform you about some of the most dangerous and creepy animals that you may not have heard of before.

We've ordered these photos so that the most stomach turning photos are later in the gallery...so feel free to continue to peek through this rare collection at your own risk.

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According to National Geographic, this one-eyed creature was discovered in 2011.  When it was discovered by a fisherman in Mexico, it was thought to have been a unique species but it was determined that it was not unique after all.  Although it was not a unique species, it was an extremely rare shark with a congenital defect.  This birth defect, cyclopia, can also occur in humans and is an abnormality of chromosomes with the most notable side effect as having only one eye.  Most babies born with this defect are usually stillborn or die shortly after birth.