Can you image how much patience is required to photograph ants?
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Formica aserva, a slave-raiding ant.
Photographer: Alexander Wild, 2003.
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.
I didn't realise there were any slave-making Formica. Shows you what I know. Mind you, the whole slave-making thing is weird and fascinating.
And another really cool photo!
"Can you image how much patience is required to photograph ants?"
When are we going to be told how much patience is required to photograph ants? ;)
No, just beer.
It's worth the patience though; that's a great picture.
It's important to share the diversity and range of organisms in the world because I think that a lot of people think humans don't need biodiversity in the world.