Ugliness in Nature

Challenge #198 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Yes, I know that this is a human, subjective view of the world, that we see aspects of nature as beautiful or ugly, and not as the animals, birds, insects, plants see themselves. Given that proviso, show us what you consider really, really ugly in nature. Man-made ugliness will be disqualified, and no people, or domestic pets. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size of entry: 1,600 pixels on the longer side. And no, DPR does NOT reduce the sizes of the entries for you. You need to do this yourself or be disqualified!
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Close-up Fly
Scorpion for dinner
Face of a ray
Southern ground hornbill
Don't hate me cuz I'm beautiful
Red and ugly
Male Cave Spider
Mantid feast.
Lady Warthog. She's the pretty one of the pair!
Dinner is Served
Boss Warthog
Ugly Appearance and Even Uglier Temperament!
Loss of appetite
Dead Mining Bee
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New Leaves of a Gunnera Plant
Assassin Bug!
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