Yesterday I snapped this photograph for the cover of Ant Queen:

Atta texana queen and worker leafcutter ants in the fungus garden (Lab colony at the University of Illinois)

That is, if Ant Queen magazine actually existed. I’m pretty sure I’d subscribe.

The composition of the photograph is intended as a cover, in any case. Vertical layout with space at the top for a title. Next time you publish a Nature paper about eusocial evolution, here’s your shot!

Below are a couple additional images from the session: