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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water snake and pond scum
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I saw pond scum and a stagnant pool. The camera, and I am sure the snake, saw it differently.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 13:09 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 16th April, 2016
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 500
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