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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Australian Orb Weaving Spider (E. transmarina) catching a moth in my garden. When the moth flew into the web, the spider detected its vibration, crawled out from the center of the web and rapidly wrapped it in silk, rotating it with its shorter middle legs. then it administered a bite with its deadly venom. The spider then took the moth to the center of the web and consumed it (sometimes it attach it on the web to be eaten later).
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Submitted: Monday, 25th April, 2016 13:09 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 9th February, 2014
Focal length: 43 mm
Shutter speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
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