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Nature: The Beauty Of Ugly

We may think we know what is beautiful and what isn't, but in the natural world, beauty can be many things -- including what we might find completely repulsive.

Moustache bat; Chaa Creek, Belize, Central America

Moustache bat; Chaa Creek, Belize, Central America

Credit: © Image Impact/EBC 2007

A warthog

A warthog

Credit: Matthew Wright ©Image Impact/EBC 2007

An elephant seal

An elephant seal

Credit: Frank Balthis ©Image Impact/EBC 2007

A babirusa or “pig-deer”; Sulawesi, Indonesia

A babirusa or “pig-deer”; Sulawesi, Indonesia

Credit: © Image Impact/EBC 2007

Lappet-face vulture; Namibia, southern Africa

Lappet-face vulture; Namibia, southern Africa

Credit: © Image Impact/EBC 2007

Greater adjutant storks; Guwahati, Northern India

Greater adjutant storks; Guwahati, Northern India

Credit: © Image Impact/EBC 2007

Proboscis monkey; Borneo, Malaysia

Proboscis monkey; Borneo, Malaysia

Credit: © Image Impact/EBC 2007

Velvet ant; Oklahoma

Velvet ant; Oklahoma

Credit: © Image Impact/EBC 2007