Green-head Ant with slater


As both predator and scavenger, this ant was taking a slater back to the nest. Lying down with the camera resting on the ground was the only way to get a low perspective, which resulted in numerous stings from other ants.

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon MP-E65 f/2.8 lens, 1/250, f13, ISO 100; twin flash; handheld; photographed at 1.5x life size

by Jenni Horsnell, New South Wales