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17 Comparison Photos That Reveal the True Scale of Things

 When we see an image of a specific object, be it on a screen or in a book, one of the toughest things to grasp is the true scale of that object. That’s exactly why we’re sometimes surprised to find out that our favorite celebrity is actually much taller than we expected. But there are also less mundane and way more epic examples of things being much larger than one would think, 18 of which we will feature in this article. When one sees how a person compares to these surprisingly large natural wonders, animals, machines, and vessels, it's difficult to deny the power of nature and human creativity! 
 

1. A diver compared to the size of the underwater part of an iceberg

human scale photos A Diver Compared to the Underwater Mass of an Iceberg

2. Green turtles like this one next to a diver can grow to be up to 190 kg (419 lb) in weight

human scale photos A Diver Compared to the Underwater Mass of an Iceberg

3. The roots of a sequoia vs a person

human scale photos sequoia roots vs person

4. A massive aircraft carrier in a dry dock

human scale photos Aircraft carrier in dry dock

5. Jean Bugatti next to one of the seven Bugatti Royale automobiles ever produced in 1932

human scale photos Jean Bugatti standing next to his Bugatti Royale, one of seven built (1932).

6. Giant Selenite crystals compared to humans in the Naica Mine, Mexico

human scale photos Giant Selenite Crystals in the Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

7. The main battery of the Japanese 'Nagato' battleship

human scale photos The main battery of Japanese 'Nagato' battleship

8. Groupers can get so large it's kind of intimidating...

human scale photos The main battery of Japanese 'Nagato' battleship

9. After comparing it to a person, it becomes clear why 'Big Rock' in Namibia got its name

human scale photos Big rock in Erongo region, Namabia

10. A photo from the 1920s depicting travelers boarding an airship

human scale photos Traveling by blimp in the 1920s

11. The size of a Lion's Mane Jellyfish compared to that of a human and a blue whale

human scale photos Lions mane jellyfish next to blue whale and human.

12. A view upon the Ice Canyon in Greenland and a human for scale

human scale photos This is what an Ice Canyon in Greenland looks like

13. The Mars Rover is much bigger than most people imagine

human scale photos The Mars Rover is much bigger than most people imagine

14. How a nuclear reactor is being forged

human scale photos A nuclear reactor being forged

15. Compare the size of 'Queen Mary 2' and her captain

human scale photos Queen Mary 2 and her captain.

16. A person sitting on the tallest clock tower in the world, the Abraj al-Bait clock tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

human scale photos Abraj al-Bait clock tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

17. The maintenance of Michelangelo's David reveals just how tall the statue is

human scale photos Michaelangelo’s David

18. This is how huge the Egyptian Pyramids truly are!

human scale photos Egyptian Pyramids
Image Source: izismile
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