Have you ever seen a spider like this? That's no surprise: There are almost 38000 known species of spiders, and it is believed that there are plenty more that hasn't been identified yet.
A LITTLE MEAL
What you see in this picture is a Nephila Pilipes eating its prey. These are the largest known orb-weaving spiders and one of the biggest spiders in the World. It can reach a size of 20cm.
Taipan Snakes are Australia's most famous snakes. It can grow up to 3m. Before the development of antivenom in the 50s bites from the taipan were mostly fatal. Watch your feet!
Tasmanian devils are carnivorous creatures. They are nocturnal and their wild hissing, growling and screaming made them famous. They can be found in the woodlands and they are the size of a cat.
Are you scared of sharks? Well, Dingoes can kill sharks, so picture that. Of course that this wild dog is in advantage and probably that shark was already dead, but this looks scary as hell.
Australia is also full of caves, like this one. Look carefully, because you may see a pair of eyes (or more) looking at you in the vast dark of the depths.
Kangaroos are called "Roos" in Australia. That might sound a little bit sweet, but they are not sweet at all. They can defend themselves with all their strength, so never turn your back to a Roo!
Wombats live underground and they are shy animals, so shy that most of Australians have never seen one of these in the wild. But they look creepy and ugly, don't they?
A LITTLE PROBLEM
According to one of the crewmen when this happened he said to the pilot "Don't even think of opening the doors, I think we have a problem" I'm afraid that little fellow won't let you leave Australia so easily.
If you go to Australia and see one of these signs, don't even think of getting in the water. This is warning you about the presence of Box Jellyfish, that have a venom that can kill you in a second.
They are mostly sweet, but imagine getting into your garage at night and finding two bright eyes looking at you in the dark. I would scream so loud they could hear me in New Zealand.
Sometimes a warning can be much more terrifying than the animal itself. This is not the case. Tiger Snakes killed four people between 2005 and 2015, and they have a death rate from untreated bites of 60%.
Have you seen the movie "Snakes on a Plane"? Well, that can happen. There've been cases of snakes found between the luggage or in the plane cabin. Be careful if you are travelling from Australia.
Flying foxes are just like bats, but way way bigger. They can have a wingspan of most 1,5 meters. That's almost your height. Picture that, in the middle of the night.
A four meters long crocodile swimming in a beach. It stayed for seven hours, and during that time the beach had to be closed. I'm not sure that he was aware of all the trouble he was causing, he looks relaxed.
Those are paralysis ticks, the one in the right has recently eaten. Why are the called Paralysis Ticks? For obvious reasons: They secrete a toxin that makes you stop breathing. Death rate is about 10%, so you will probably survive.
SOLDIER BEETLE PLAGUE
They are not dangerous, not to plants, animals or humans, but if you see over ten thousand Soldier Beetles covering a tree or your garden furniture you will somehow get scared.
Giant Earthworms can grow up to 3ft long. Usually they remain deep underground, but heavy rain drives the creatures from their burrows. They are not dangerous, but they are one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen.
Giant Cassowaries can weight up to 57 kilograms, being the second largest bird in the world. And they can be very protective of their kids, so be careful where you step.
A family was walking in an Australian Beach and found this thing. They later found out that it was a 1,5 meters jellyfish. It is an unknown specie, it doesn't even have a name.
If you think this tiny thing doesn't look so gross or dangerous think twice. Irukandji venom is 100 times as potent as that of a cobra and 1,000 times as potent as that of a tarantula.
BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS
They are the size of a golf ball, but they are considered one of the deadliest animals on earth. They secrete a powerful venom and there's no antivenom found yet.
Stonefish are one of the world's most venomous fishes. They lie motionless on the seafloor, looking like a rock, very difficult to see. They have sharp spines than can cause an excruciating pain if touched, and the venom can kill you.
Naegleria Fowleri is an amoeba that grows in hot water and causes a disease called Amoebic Meningitis. It is not that frequent, but eight people died from this disease in 2012.
In Australia danger can also fall from the sky. Hailstorms are frequent, and ice with the size of tennis balls or larger can fall over your head and… kill you.
A PYTHON EATING A FOX
Everything is creepy in this photo. Of course that the huge snake is terrifying, but what about that flying fox "arm"? It looks human! We already said that flying foxes can have a wingspan of 1,5 meters, so imagine the size of that python.
Of all 400 species of sharks in the world, over 200 live in Australian waters. That includes the biggest, the scariest and the deadliest. They can also be found in rivers and lakes, so there's nowhere to be safe.
Snails are small, beautiful and sometimes delicious creatures. But not this one. Marbled Cone Snails are only 3 mm long but they can kill a grown up man in a bite.
Australia is full of water bodies, especially swamps, and mosquitoes love water bodies, especially swamps. Most of mosquitoes species are not dangerous, but a few of them are extremely deadly.
FUNNEL WEB SPIDER
What's funny about Funnel Web Spiders is that they can kill a person with one bite, in just 15 minutes, but they can't do the same with other animals. It seems like they only hate us humans.
We can't say the same thing about giant venomous centipedes. They are usually harmless, unless they see you as a threat. And if they do, all you can do is pray.
PYTHON MEETS WALLABY
In this picture we can see two of the most typical australian animals: Pythons and Wallabies. The thing is that we arrived a bit late and that snake is dragging the full grown wallaby to its cave.
When sand, dust and wind get together, this is what happens. A tremendous storm that looks like the Apocalypse itself, being more tremendous if you are in your tiny boat in the middle of the ocean.
Wildfires are a serious frequent thing in Australia. This is a photo of a family that had to take shelter under a dock to escape the fire that was threatening them.
Storms are a huge deal in Australia. Imagine being in the middle of nowhere and seeing that huge cloud full of thunders right over your head. That sounds incredibly scary.
I told you, storms are a huge deal. Cyclones can take sharks out of the water and deposit them in the beach. So, you can be killed by a shark in too many different ways!
I think I won't trust those flags. I will stay out of that water no matter what. There are Crocodiles, stingers AND sharks? Anything else? Nah, I'll be a few miles away from here, don't worry.
That dolphin sacrificed himself to give us an advice. I can almost hear him screaming "Stay out of Australian waters!" And I'll trust him, i'll be at my hotel having Margaritas.
If you think that this thing looks like a dinosaur you are absolutely right. This fish species have been swimming in the depths of the ocean for a few million years.
Australia is a place where the thing that is trying to kill you gets killed by another thing that will also try to kill you when it finish digesting whatever it just ate.
MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME
This sign says that the nearest town is almost 500 kilometers away, meaning that… The outer space is closer than Warburton! You better like the sound of silence, my friend.
This baby wombat won't kill you, he looks sweet as hell, but imagine being asleep, you open your eyes and find him staring at you with that creepy smile. That would definitely kill me.
Australians eat THIS. And it is even worse: They eat it raw. Want something even worse? The meat can only be found in its tail. This is called a Moreton Bay Bug.
Remember what I said about storms? Well, imagine that instead of water a bunch of bats (2000, to be more precise) fall from the sky. That's what happens when there's a heatwave in Australia.
Did you know that actually there are not that many snakes in Australia? Only 110 land snakes species can be found there. The thing is that those species are particularly dangerous.
Boomerangs were created in Australia a lot of centuries ago by the australian aboriginals. Actually, they were not called boomerangs, they were called Kylies (short for Killing Stick) and they didn't return, but they could certainly kill you.
Camels might not kill you directly, unless you suffer from some lack of balance and you fall. Did you know that there's more camels in Australia that in the Sahara Desert?
FRILLED NECK LIZARD
This is a weird lizard that lives in the tree coups. They are harmless, but they can certainly kill you of fear. They look like those spitting dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.
Kangaroos can get into your house and do what they want, either you are there or not. And they can play fool, like you see in this picture. How can you get mad with that cute thing?
We know a few facts now: Australia is the biggest island in the World (that means that is surrounded by water) and it has some crazy weather. So, floods are a common thing there. Ask this cute fox if floods are funny.