Sharing a seed

Pogonomyrmex badius Harvester Ants

Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA

Photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D.

ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused twin flash


  1. #1 Warren
    January 30, 2010

    Perfect timing (given my earlier comments on anthropomorphizing). You could tell people that’s actually a goose egg and those ants are the size of rats! Some people wouldn’t notice the sand grains 😀

  2. #2 Adrian Thysse
    January 31, 2010

    Excellent. Sharp all the way across both ants and the seed. Considering that they must have both been moving, that must have been a tough shot indeed.

  3. #3 myrmecos
    January 31, 2010

    Thanks guys! The toughest thing about that shot was the sting of the ants, which is quite painful.

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