The lone huntress

Tropical Pachycondyla epitomize the ant as lone huntress. Even though these insects live in colonies, foragers locate and retrieve prey singly. This Pachycondyla cooki forager has caught an histerid beetle.

photo details
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/16, 1/200 sec
diffused external strobe
Jatun Sacha, Ecuador

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