NOCTURNAL HUNTRESS

Bull ant, Myrmecia brevinoda, with prey

Most hunters are driven by hunger, but not the ants. This worker will continue to hunt every night of her adult life, yet she may never taste her prey. Instead, she delivers it to the colony – her brothers, sisters and her mother the queen.

Bald Rock National Park, New South Wales

Olympus EM1 Mk II, Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro, Raynox DCR-250 close-up lens, 1/250, f/11, ISO 200, Olympus FL-900R flash, custom 3D-printed diffuser and softbox, manual focus with focus peaking, handheld

by Dan Jones, Western Australia