Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Greenhead Ant

Can you image how much patience is required to photograph ants?

Rhytidoponera metallica — Greenhead ant
Victoria, Australia.

Portrait of a metallic green ant.

Photographer: Alexander Wild, 2005.

As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural world and that there is a world out there that is populated by millions of unique species. We are a part of this world whether we like it or not: we have a choice to either preserve these species or to destroy them in search of short-term monetary gains. But if we decide to destroy these other life forms, the least we can do is to know what we are destroying by learning that they exist. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you’d like to share with your fellow readers, feel free to email it to me, along with information about the image and how you’d like it to be credited.

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Comments

  1. #1 Bob O'H
    April 30, 2007

    Hmmm, I wonder what Mr. Wild’s friends think when he shows them his holiday snaps. :-)

    Mind you, I’ve just spent 10 minutes wondering around his site. Gah! I should get to work…

    Bob

  2. #2 Chris' Wills
    April 30, 2007

    I would guess that his friends understand him :o)

    They are amazing photographs, he is obviously a really good photographer and it is a great site to meander around.

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