If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature. In honor of this spooky holiday, we’re skipping the haunted house and heading outdoors for a glimpse at nature’s eerie forests and creepy critters.
Presenting our top 10 Halloween in nature photographs.
1) Moonrise – Sunset/moonrise in Altiplano, Bolivia. © Mark Tinker
2) Mysterious Forest – Moss covered branches with douglas fir trees in background located in Angelo Coast Range Reserve, California. © Ian Shive
3) Pumpkin Patch – One of these pumpkins is not like the other… © jaybergesen/Flickr via a Creative Commons license
4) Spider Webs – Impressive (and creepy!) spider webs in Silas Hall Pond, Connecticut. © Alden Warner
5) Bats – Colony of bats in flight. © Heather Diehl
6) Creepy Critter – Spider at Palmyra Atoll. © Tim Calver
7) Spooky Fog – Aerial view of big pines above ground fog at dawn in Itasca County, Minnesota. © Richard Hamilton Smith
8) Darkness – The night sky at Fish River Station in Australia’s Northern Territory. © Ted Wood
9) Strange Sea Life – Commensal shrimp on soft coral, photographed underwater in West Papua Province, Indonesia. © Jeff Yonover
10) Eerie Tree – Oak tree located in center on a misty/foggy day at the San Felipe Ranch, California. © Ian Shive