Pinned down

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR– Runner-up

When I came across this Wasp being attacked by Green Ants, initially there were three Ants and the Wasp was moving around trying to get free. Gradually, more and more Ants arrived, each grasping a leg or wing to try and pin the insect down.

Near Botanic Gardens, Cairns, Queensland

Canon 50D, 100mm macro, 1/125, f7.1, ISO 1600, windy conditions

by Jacqueline Hammer, Queensland