Our home planet is full of many lifeforms. They range from the beautiful and elegant to the bizarre and downright dangerous. The scientists estimated that there are about 8.7 million different species on Earth, with 6.5 million of these being land-dwellers, and the other 2.2 million residing in our oceans. And you might find it hard to believe but there are many species that have not been discovered yet. Delving further into the statistics, scientists tell us that around 10,000 species of animals are discovered per year. While some of the creatures we share the planet with are cute and adorable, a good portion of them are pretty scary too. So, without further ado, let’s get up close and personal with some of our planet’s most dangerous and terrifying creatures.

The Giant Pacific Octopus


The giant Pacific octopus, also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is one of the biggest octopuses on the planet. These octopuses have large, bulbous heads and are commonly reddish-brown in appearance. They have two rows of suckers which are lined with hooks, allowing them to capture their prey. Once in the inescapable grip of one of these creatures, prey will be helplessly dragged towards the sharp, beak-like mouth.