Pay attention, Syfy original movies gang and indie kaiju filmmakers. These are the animals we want to see in your next flick, eating cities and whirling trains around like nunchucks. They may come from the real world, but they look like they've already gotten the Roger Corman treatment.

Water bear, or Tardigrade

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via Fairfax County Public Schools and imgur)

Glaucus atlanticus, also known as the sea swallow or blue dragon

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters


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(via Sylke Rohrlach and Kehan Herman)

Sea lamprey, vampires of the waterworld

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)

Panda ant, a wingless wasp

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via Chris Lukhaup)

A male tufted deer, with fang-like canines

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The pink fairy armadillo (also known as pichiciego)

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via TED Conference)

The humpback anglerfish or common black devil (Melanocetus johnsonii, females are up to 20 cm or 8 in long)

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via Allan Bruce)

Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni, between 3 and 4 meters or 10-13 ft)

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters



(via Dianne Bray/Museum Victoria 1 - 2 and Wikimedia Commons)

The star-nosed mole

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via gordonramsaysubmissions)

The peacock mantis shrimp

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via Klaus Stiefel and Elias Lewy)

The walking handfish

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

(via CSIRO)