We frequently hear about the largest animals that might easily tower twice, thrice or even ten times over people. But how big are they exactly?
The blue whale is recognized as one of the world’s largest creatures. Consider this: largest ever measured 110 feet long. Imagine it to be the length of two filled school buses each with 40 seat people each. It’s also longer than 18 mature men standing head to toe at 6 feet tall.
We’ve compiled a gallery of animal photographs that put their size into perspective and help us with the “just imagine” portion. From huge Maine coons to massive Siberian tigers, these giant creatures are a sight to behold.
Maine coons are known “as the dogs of the cat world, not only because of their incredible personalities but also because of their size.” according to Jess Beckwith, a professional Maine coon breeder from RudyCats.co.uk, in the United Kingdom. When fully grown they are the largest domestic cats, weighing anything from 11 to 33 pounds. Jess’s “young neutered boys currently hit the scales at around 21 pounds.” Barivel is the world’s biggest Maine coon, measuring 3 feet and 11.2 inches from head to tail tip. That makes him longer than a baseball bat.
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#4. The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man’s Hand.
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#6. A Male Southern Cassowary’s Claw Matched To A Human Hand.
#7. Salt Water Crocodile.
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#17. This Croc’s Size When It Jumps Out Of The Water.
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#19. A Human With A Whale Skull For Scale.
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#22. A Whale Fin Next To A Human’s Entire Skeleton.
#23. A Great Dane’s Paw Next To My Girlfriend’s Hand.
#24. Hands Of A Gorilla Vs. A Human Hand.