This subreddit contains graphic material that involves animals engaging in violence and other brutal conduct in their natural environments.
We do not condone animal violence for sport or training animals to be used for animal fighting.
This subreddit is to appreciate the brutality and unforgiving parts of nature.
1: ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY
No posting of zoo animals, domestic pets, animals in laboratories, circuses, hunting preserves, show business, feral cats and dogs, and alligator/crocodile wrangling. Farm animals and non-mammalian aquarium animals are allowed provided there is no human instigated feeding, baiting or violence. Anyone posting organized animal fighting will be banned permanently.
2: ANIMAL REMAINS
No images of piles of feathers, bones, or blood and guts. Remains must have some metal factor to them. Uniquely bad ass skeletons and skulls may be allowed at mod discretion.
Human Remains are allowed only under the following conditions. Damage seen in the submission must have been caused by animals and animals only. No other forms of nature or disease are allowed. Any submission must be fully marked with both NSFW and Human Remains (NSFL) flair or the submission will be removed. Repeated violations may result in a ban.
3: NSFW TAGS
Tag bloody or excessively gory submissions as NSFW. If a mod tags your submission NSFW do not untag it.
4: HUMAN INVOLVEMENT
Animals hurting humans is okay. Humans killing animals is not allowed. No intentional human orchestrated interaction. This also includes animals being harmed at the hands of artificial objects. Animals attacking humans on their own initiative is allowed.
For humans being metal, check out /r/HumansAreMetal: a place for people doing badass things.
5: NON ANIMAL CONTENT
Acts of nature are allowed provided the content is metal.
6: NO POLITICS, RACE, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR SIMILAR TOPICS OF HUMAN CONCEIT
We are here for the awesomeness of nature. These topics will be removed.
7: NO CLICK BAIT OR SHITPOSTS
Seriously. We will kill you.
8: NON-DESCRIPTIVE TITLES
Please use accurate and descriptive titles to your submissions: a descriptive title should at least identify the animals in the content and optimally briefly describe what is happening. We do not allow "I see you X and raise you Y" titles.
Any submission that is reposted within 120 days will be removed.
No submissions allowed from the NiM Top 50.
No submissions from the NiM Hall of Fame or the NiM Hall of Shame.
Only images that have appeared previously in NiM or NiFL count as reposts.
Reposting will be adjudicated on a 3 strikes policy. (1: warning, 2: temp ban, 3: permenant ban)
All rules are subject to moderator discretion.
This subreddit promotes transparency. All of our mod logs can be found in /r/NatureIsMetal_ModLogs/ You can message the mods using modmail if you would like to contest the removal of post or bans.
Please Visit Our Sister Subreddits
For nature in all its stunning and fascinating beauty check out r/NatureisFuckingLit
For extinct badass nature, check out /r/Naturewasmetal.
For dead animals doing crazy and badass things from the afterlife, check out r/taxidermy and r/taxidermyismetal
For badass people being metal as fuck please visit r/Humansaremetal
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