Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Stefano Scheda
Even though snakes aren’t actually slimy and generally don’t go out of their way to be aggressive toward humans, a fear of snakes is one of the most widely held phobias. If you’re one of those who finds slithering snakes scary, Stefano Scheda’s 1st Place winning shot of a Madagascar Tree Boa is sure to leave you shaking! These scaly serpents prefer a diet of bats and birds, and occasionally descend from the trees to hunt for small animals.

Be sure to have a look at his winning entry here!
 


 

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Barbara Beacham

Wolves are beautiful creatures – and like most wild animals with very large teeth, they’re best viewed from a very safe distance! Barbara Beacham is the winner of our Audience Choice Award with her great shot of a wolf staring right at her!

Can you imagine walking through the woods, hearing a noise and then finding this looking at you?

Coming across a wolf in the wild…now that definitely is scary!

Be sure to have a look at her winning entry here!

 


 

It’s never an easy task to pick the honorable mention winners – each week we find ourselves wanting to give everyone an award because there are simply so many excellent photographers who participate in the challenges. We do our best to narrow it down, but you should know that the competition is extremely close! Listed below in no particular order are our honorable mention selections!

 

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Citra Rahman

A fear of creepy-crawlies is nearly universal, and Citra Rahman’s shot of a centipede in Indonesia definitely fits the bill when it comes to scary things in nature!

Be sure to have a look at his winning entry here!
 


 

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Dries de Wets
Most of us drive across bridges without a second thought…but even those of us with no fear of bridges or heights might find ourselves having second thoughts about crossing this foot bridge, photographed by Dries de Wets!

If you are afraid of heights, the 80m long suspension bridge at the Lake Eland Game Reserve at the Oribi Gorge in southern Kwazulu Natal Province will have you trembling in your boots!

Be sure to have a look at his winning entry here!
 


 

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Julie Dawn Fox

Julie Dawn Fox shows us how even trees can sometimes be scary!

This tree in Marl Woods near Conway, North Wales, looks though it has blood splattered all over it. Imagining axe murderers and other possible causes of blood splashes was quite scary!

Be sure to have a look at her winning entry here!
 


 

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Pauline Carroll

Challenge newcomer Pauline Carroll shows us the toothier side of Australia, where giant crocodiles lurk unseen in murky rivers! That mouth of teeth backed by bone-crushingly strong jaws sure is scary.

Be sure to have a look at her winning entry here!
 


 

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary photographed by Kelly Guymon

Kelly Guymon takes us to Zion National Park – one of America’s most beautiful parks, but also home to some truly scary heights (and quite a few scary critters too)! Here, he’s captured the view looking straight down at the valley floor….more than two thousand feet below Cable Mountain.

Be sure to have a look at his winning entry here!

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  1. Barbara W. Beacham

    Thank you to the folks at Lets Be Wild for this challenge and to those of you who left messages thereby honoring me with the Audience Choice Award! Again I am honored, and humbled! Congratulations to Stefano for the photo of the very scary snake, and to those who were honored with honorable mentions! To all who entered this challenge, we are all winners!

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