No. Nature photography images are not always pretty. Sometimes nature photography is about documentation or capturing a moment. For example, this photo of a Flesh Fly eating the remains of a snake, is not one that I expect anyone to hang on their wall. Some might call it creepy and appropriate for a Halloween image. However, I find the photograph interesting and the more I look at it, the more I see. If you dare to look closely, you can see the iridescent highlights in the hairs on the fly’s mouth and body. Who knew?
While not always pretty, macro photography allows us to see details not normally visible to the naked eye. For that reason, I love using my macro lenses to help me learn more about the unseen.