When Nature Strikes Back: The Battle between Civilization and the Wild

Given the damage we’ve done to the planet over the past thousand years or so, nature could use a win. So let’s celebrate some awesome times when nature showed us precisely how it feels about our “civilization.”

Think your car will help you escape nature … think again.

Carsinbarns.com

We can fight all we want, but nature knows peace is best.

Now this is what we call a mega-win.

And they were like, “Yeah! Let’s build a warehouse next to the ocean … what’s the worst that could happen … *scoff*” 

EnglishRussia

You might want to reconsider leaving your house unattended when you go on vacation.

Matthias Haker

Mirace Grow? This tree prefers sheer power.

Seattle.gov

Sometimes you need a little more space that a tiny square of dirt. You definitely don’t want to text while walking in this walkway!

Imgur

This is what we call an all-out rebellion against “landscaping.”

Art 21

Some people say we treat the natural world like the toilet of civilization. Oh, the irony!

A.J. Arend

Some people enjoy looking at trees outside their windows. This tree is just making it easier for everyone involved.

Knibbdesign.com

Which came first: the building or the tree?

Wikimedia Commons

You say abandoned diving cage; nature says “home.”

Biology Biozine

You can build up as high as you like; with the help of photosynthesis, these plants will make it to the top.

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