In the animal kingdom, all fauna is separated into predator and prey. But, the top predators have the ultimate power and they're known as apex predators. Apex predators occupy the highest trophic levels, meaning they're at the tippy top of their food chain. Throughout the world, there are many different apex predators—which range from mammals to reptiles to birds of prey. Take a look at some of our favorite apex predators in the gallery below, then let us know if you have a tattoo of a fearsome predator in the comments section on social media.

Grizzly Bear

Habitat: North America

Prey: Young animals, fish, birds, plants

Endangered Status: Least Concern

Killer Whale

Habitat: Oceans

Prey: Fish, marine animals

Endangered Status: Undetermined

Wolf

Habitat: Eurasia and North America

Prey: Hoofed mammals

Endangered Status: Least Concern

Alligator

Habitat: Southeastern USA

Prey: Fish, small mammals

Endangered Status: Least Concern

Crocodile

Habitat: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia

Prey: Fish, small mammals, reptiles

Endangered Status: Least Concern

Cougar

Habitat: North America

Prey: Small to medium sized mammals

Endangered Status: Least Concern

Dingo

Habitat: Australia

Prey: Marsupials, small mammals, fish

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Eagle

Habitat: Eurasia, Africa, Americas and Australia

Prey: Fish, small mammals, reptiles

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Hyena

Habitat: Africa

Prey: Hoofed mammals, birds, small mammals

Endangered Status: Least Concern

Jaguar

Habitat: Americas

Prey: Medium sized mammals

Endangered Status: Near Threatened

Leopard

Habitat: Africa

Prey: Hoofed mammals

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Komodo Dragon

Habitat: Indonesia

Prey: Carrion

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Lion

Habitat: Africa

Prey: Hoofed mammals

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Great Horned Owl

Habitat: Americas

Prey: Rodents, small mammals

Endangered Status: Least concern

Polar Bear

Habitat: Arctic Circle

Prey: Seals, fish

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Reticulated Python

Habitat: South and Southeast Asia

Prey: Small mammals, birds

Endangered Status: Least concern

Great White Shark

Habitat: Oceans

Prey: Fish, seals, porpoises

Endangered Status: Vulnerable

Tiger

Habitat: Asia

Prey: Hoofed mammals

Endangered Status: Endangered