Books > Inspired by NaturePL > What a Jerk! (26) More files... World Book, ISBN: 978-0-7166-3708-0 - Ugh! Yuck! and Whoa! series
The world is full of animals with strange shapes, dangerous defences, and bizarre habits. The Ugh! Yuck! and Whoa! series highlights the most extreme among them: the grossest, the deadliest, and the ugliest! Learning about lesser-known creatures they may never have seen before helps children to better understand ecosystems and the natural world.

What a Jerk! is all about animals with rude behaviour.
Illuminated netdevil (Linophryne arboritera), female specimen, from deepsea  Atlantic Ocean near Cape Verde at a depth of 1900m.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Illuminated netdevil (Linophryne arboritera), female specimen, from deepsea Atlantic Ocean near Cape Verde at a depth of 1900m.
Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat running. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, May.  -  Erlend  Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat running. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, May.
Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) feeding 12 day chick of European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in its nest, East Anglian Fens, Norfolk, May. 2020VISION Book Plate.  -  David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) feeding 12 day chick of European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in its nest, East Anglian Fens, Norfolk, May. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Mosquito (Aedes punctor) female sucking blood from human arm. Sequence 1/4  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Mosquito (Aedes punctor) female sucking blood from human arm. Sequence 1/4
Mosquito (Aedes punctor) female resting after sucking blood from human arm. Sequence 4/4  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Mosquito (Aedes punctor) female resting after sucking blood from human arm. Sequence 4/4
Dog flea {Ctenocephalides canis} UK.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Dog flea {Ctenocephalides canis} UK.
Grey squirrel on squirrel proof bird feeder {Sciurus carolinensis}  UK  -  Mike Read
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Mike Read / Grey squirrel on squirrel proof bird feeder {Sciurus carolinensis} UK
Parasitoid wasp (Lissonota lineolaris) oviposting /  laying eggs, Bristol, UK.  -  James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Parasitoid wasp (Lissonota lineolaris) oviposting / laying eggs, Bristol, UK.
Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) going through roof of house to steal bread, Cape Peninsula, South Africa.  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) going through roof of house to steal bread, Cape Peninsula, South Africa.
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) snatching food from man's hand. St Ives, Cornwall, UK. February  -  Sam Hobson
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Sam Hobson / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) snatching food from man's hand. St Ives, Cornwall, UK. February
American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) adult female, PA, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia, USA, June.  -  Doug Wechsler
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Doug Wechsler / American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) adult female, PA, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia, USA, June.
Kea (Nestor notabilis) standing on the wing mirror of a car looking through the partially open car window, Homer Tunnel, Fiordland, New Zealand, November, Vulnerable species.  -  Brent  Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Kea (Nestor notabilis) standing on the wing mirror of a car looking through the partially open car window, Homer Tunnel, Fiordland, New Zealand, November, Vulnerable species.
Two Lionesses (Panthera leo) trying to defend kill from large pack of Spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) Masai-Mara game reserve, Kenya.  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Two Lionesses (Panthera leo) trying to defend kill from large pack of Spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) Masai-Mara game reserve, Kenya.
Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) just swimming out of mouth of Oblique / Diagonal banded sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) whilst cleaning / feeding, New Caledonia. Pacific Ocean.  -  Pascal Kobeh
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Pascal Kobeh / Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) just swimming out of mouth of Oblique / Diagonal banded sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) whilst cleaning / feeding, New Caledonia. Pacific Ocean.
Head Louse (Pediculus humanus capitus) Brackenridge Field Laboratory,  Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA.  -  John  Abbott
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John Abbott / Head Louse (Pediculus humanus capitus) Brackenridge Field Laboratory, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA.
Illuminated netdevil (Linophryne arboritera), male anglerfish attached to much larger female, captive from deep sea.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Illuminated netdevil (Linophryne arboritera), male anglerfish attached to much larger female, captive from deep sea.
Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) in summer moult stealing Snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens) egg, with Snow goose flapping wings cand calling, Wrangel Island, Far Eastern Russia, June.  -  Sergey  Gorshkov
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Sergey Gorshkov / Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) in summer moult stealing Snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens) egg, with Snow goose flapping wings cand calling, Wrangel Island, Far Eastern Russia, June.
Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat, trying to steal fish (trout) hanging on transparent fishing line. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, April  -  Erlend  Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Stoat (Mustela erminea) in white winter coat, trying to steal fish (trout) hanging on transparent fishing line. Vauldalen, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, April
Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)   juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years throwing rocks at other chimpanzees, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) juvenile female 'Joya' aged 6 years throwing rocks at other chimpanzees, Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. January 2011
Tasmanian devil yawning {Sarcophilus harrisii} captive,Tasmania Australia.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Tasmanian devil yawning {Sarcophilus harrisii} captive,Tasmania Australia.
Bedbug (Cimex lectularius) feeding on human skin, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Bedbug (Cimex lectularius) feeding on human skin, UK
Slave-making ant {Formica sanguinea} carrying Negro ant {Formica fusca} slave.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Slave-making ant {Formica sanguinea} carrying Negro ant {Formica fusca} slave.
European praying mantis female eats male after mating. Spain {Mantis religiosa} Sequence 2 of 3  -  Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / European praying mantis female eats male after mating. Spain {Mantis religiosa} Sequence 2 of 3
Raccoons raiding urban rubbish site {Procyon lotor} Oregon, USA  -  Michael Durham
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Michael Durham / Raccoons raiding urban rubbish site {Procyon lotor} Oregon, USA
Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides) SEM X120  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides) SEM X120
Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) jumping, with circular scar from cookie cutter shark on underside and small remora fish attached beside wound, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) jumping, with circular scar from cookie cutter shark on underside and small remora fish attached beside wound, Hawaii.