Australia: Pelicans (Pelecanus) are characterized by their large beaks and deep throat pouches, which they use to assist them in scooping fish out of the water when feeding. When they first hatch, pelican chicks are featherless with a proportionally large bill, bulging eyes - they definitely need to grow into their looks! This image is from World's Weirdest Animal Faces.
Indo-Pacific Ocean: A Potato Cod (Epinephelus tukula) facing front on at the camera. The potato cod (also called the potato grouper) gets its name from the large potato-like dark spots over its body. Despite the sour face, potato cods are generally quite friendly, however as they can weigh up to 90 kilograms and can envelope their prey in a single gulp you wouldn't want to mess with one! This image is from World's Weirdest Animal Faces.
Australia: Close up of Red Bulldog Ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as the giant bull ant, perched on a branch looking in the distance. It is one of the largest ant species being known to grow up to 30mm in length. The head and thorax are typically red-brown in colour with a black rear abdomen and yellow-brown pincers (mandibles). These pincers can deliver a nasty bite, causing severe pain for a couple of days. This image is from World's Weirdest Animal Faces.
Africa: Flap-Necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis), poised on top of a tree branch in tropical Southern Africa. These species vary widely in colour, from various greens, yellows and browns. Flaps on their neck usually lie flat, however when they feel threatened they can be raised and angled at 90 degrees to the head to ward off predators. This image is from World's Weirdest Animal Faces.