An ant carrying the left overs of a bug back to the mound.

A diligent ant, transporting the husk of a smaller insect along its 'ant trail.' Captured at ground level, this photo required a lot of patience, akin to photographing insects in flight. Ants are incredibly fast and their movements are hard to predict. The best way to photograph ants is to wait in a spot where there are a lot of them and to pre position the camera. Whenever an ant enters the frame, take a photo. A defused flash is very helpful to freeze the action. Despite their small size, ants wield significant influence, shaping ecosystems and impacting human societies.
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