Prisoner of War

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

These ants, some with limbs missing, were locked together in battle allowing just enough time for this image to be captured. The central ant (perhaps caught in the wrong territory) had been taken captive or was going to be killed by the three ants surrounding it.

Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell, New South Wales

Canon EOS 400D, Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro, 1/125, f/8, ISO 800, handheld

by Jesse McCoullough, New South Wales