Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Leaf cutter ants, up close

It was a little hard to feet photos of the leaf cutter ants up close as they were crawling in and out of their den, as I showed yesterday.  So I picked up a stick that had several ants on it and held it up in front of my camera lens.

In this photo there are several ants on the top of the twig, and an ant upside down carrying a left many times larger than the ant's body.

It is a sign of the resilience of nature that there could be an underground world right on the grounds of a large, sophisticated high-tech factory such as Costa Rica's Intel plant.

This week we have photos of the architecture of Portugal posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

6 comments:

Kate said...

A thoughtful post using the juxtaposition of nature and man to show aspects of the world we live in, which we probably do not contemplate very often. We manage to coexist, but sometimes it gets too rough for the animals.

Lois said...

These ants are not only smart, but strong too! Nice shot.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, you really got a great photo of these little workers.

Judy said...

He's got high hopes!

José Mendonça said...

These ants are absolutely fascinating! Unfortunately I didn't manage to get a proper shot of them...

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