Books > Inspired by NaturePL > What on Earth is That? (35) 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 on Earth is That? is all about unusual animals you may never have heard of.
Tasseled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) yawning. Citrus Ridge, Yanggefo Island, Gam Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Tasseled wobbegong shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) yawning. Citrus Ridge, Yanggefo Island, Gam Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.
Spotted Wobbegong Shark (Orectolobus maculatus) lying in seaweed. Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Pacific Ocean. November  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Spotted Wobbegong Shark (Orectolobus maculatus) lying in seaweed. Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Pacific Ocean. November
Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) male perched on tree branch. Queensland, Australia, November.  -  Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) male perched on tree branch. Queensland, Australia, November.
Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii) eating leaves, Rara Avis, Costa Rica  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii) eating leaves, Rara Avis, Costa Rica
Sea butterfly (Peraclis bispinosa) captive deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Sea butterfly (Peraclis bispinosa) captive deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
Sea butterfly (Hyalocylix striata) captive from Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Sea butterfly (Hyalocylix striata) captive from Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
Male Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) running, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009 WWE BOOK PLATE. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION Wild Wonders kids book.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilen / Male Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) running, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009 WWE BOOK PLATE. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION Wild Wonders kids book.
Portuguese man of war (Physalia physalis) Pico, Azores, Portugal, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Portuguese man of war (Physalia physalis) Pico, Azores, Portugal, June 2009
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) after emerging from its nest at dusk. Near Daraina, northern Madagascar.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) after emerging from its nest at dusk. Near Daraina, northern Madagascar.
Close up of hand of Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) showing long distinctive long middle finger, Captive, Tsimbazaza Zoo, Madagascar  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Close up of hand of Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) showing long distinctive long middle finger, Captive, Tsimbazaza Zoo, Madagascar
Giant ostracod {Gigantocypris mulleri} from between 718 and 1864m, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Giant ostracod {Gigantocypris mulleri} from between 718 and 1864m, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean
Giant ostracod {Gigantocypris mulleri} from between 867 and 1805m, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Giant ostracod {Gigantocypris mulleri} from between 867 and 1805m, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean
Enteropneust worm / Acorn worm (Yoda purpurata) from the North Atlantic Ocean, southern Purple variety, feeds on sea floor sediment leaving behind variable wavy traces, Depth approx 2700m. ~ new speci...  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Enteropneust worm / Acorn worm (Yoda purpurata) from the North Atlantic Ocean, southern Purple variety, feeds on sea floor sediment leaving behind variable wavy traces, Depth approx 2700m. ~ new speci...
Flower Hat Jelly / Jellyfish (Olindias formosa), a rare hydromedusa with fluorescent tentacle tips. Endemic to Brazil, Argentina, and southern Japan.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Flower Hat Jelly / Jellyfish (Olindias formosa), a rare hydromedusa with fluorescent tentacle tips. Endemic to Brazil, Argentina, and southern Japan.
Reticulate stargazer (Uranoscopus sp.) emerging from the sand. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.  -  Alex  Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Reticulate stargazer (Uranoscopus sp.) emerging from the sand. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Binocular fish {Winteria telescopa}  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Binocular fish {Winteria telescopa}
Tassled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) swimming just above sea bed, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Tassled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) swimming just above sea bed, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean.
Olm (Proteus anguinus) on rock, Oliero cave, Valle del Brenta, commune di Valstagna, northern Italy, March 2005, Vulnerable species  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hodalic
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hodalic / Olm (Proteus anguinus) on rock, Oliero cave, Valle del Brenta, commune di Valstagna, northern Italy, March 2005, Vulnerable species
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa.  -  Aflo
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Aflo / Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa.
Nudibranchs (Hypselodoris / Chromodoris bullocki) mating and laying eggs, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Nudibranchs (Hypselodoris / Chromodoris bullocki) mating and laying eggs, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Green Lynx Spider (Puecetia viridans) on Prickly pear blossom {Opuntia sp} waiting prey attracted to blossom, Arizona, USA  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Green Lynx Spider (Puecetia viridans) on Prickly pear blossom {Opuntia sp} waiting prey attracted to blossom, Arizona, USA
European lobster (Homarus gammarus) Channel Islands, UK July  -  Sue Daly
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Sue Daly / European lobster (Homarus gammarus) Channel Islands, UK July
Round-Headed Katydid (Amblycorypha) female head, Hacienda Baru, Costa Rica  -  Robert Pickett
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Robert Pickett / Round-Headed Katydid (Amblycorypha) female head, Hacienda Baru, Costa Rica
Red slug (Arion rufus) Vosges, France, September.  -  Fabrice  Cahez
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Fabrice Cahez / Red slug (Arion rufus) Vosges, France, September.
Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii excisa) standing on a rock, Punta Cevallos, Espaola / Hood Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii excisa) standing on a rock, Punta Cevallos, Espaola / Hood Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America
Two Central american agouties (Dasyprocta punctata) captive, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, February  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Two Central american agouties (Dasyprocta punctata) captive, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, February
Spaghetti garden eels (Gorgasia maculata) stretching up out of their burrows on a rubble slope, with Mysiid shrimp swimming around their bodies near the seabed. Dumaguete, Dauin, Negros, Philippines....  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Spaghetti garden eels (Gorgasia maculata) stretching up out of their burrows on a rubble slope, with Mysiid shrimp swimming around their bodies near the seabed. Dumaguete, Dauin, Negros, Philippines....
Garden eels (Heteroconger enigmaticus) on sea floor, Komodo National Park, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Garden eels (Heteroconger enigmaticus) on sea floor, Komodo National Park, Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
Portrait of Binturong / Asian Bearcat (Arctictis binturong) captive  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Portrait of Binturong / Asian Bearcat (Arctictis binturong) captive
Golf-ball sized Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) waits to ambush prey disguised as an orange sponge. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Golf-ball sized Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) waits to ambush prey disguised as an orange sponge. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Malayan colugo {Cynocephalus variegatus} hanging upside-down in tree feeding on algae at night, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, September  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Malayan colugo {Cynocephalus variegatus} hanging upside-down in tree feeding on algae at night, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, September
Giraffe Necked Weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa) male on leaf of Dichaetanthera cordifolia. Tropical rainforest, Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Giraffe Necked Weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa) male on leaf of Dichaetanthera cordifolia. Tropical rainforest, Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.
Cook Strait giant weta {Deinacrida rugosa} Extinct in the wild until 2007, now captive-bred animals are being re-released, blue tag is marker for research purposes, Matiu-Somes Island, Wellington Harb...  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Cook Strait giant weta {Deinacrida rugosa} Extinct in the wild until 2007, now captive-bred animals are being re-released, blue tag is marker for research purposes, Matiu-Somes Island, Wellington Harb...
Puss moth caterpillar in defense posture {Cerura vinula}, Germany.Europe  -  Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Puss moth caterpillar in defense posture {Cerura vinula}, Germany.Europe
Macleay's Spectre (Extatosoma tiaratum) captive at the University of Texas.  -  John  Abbott
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John Abbott / Macleay's Spectre (Extatosoma tiaratum) captive at the University of Texas.