The Uganda Photographs

The dreaded Siafu: Dorylus sp. soldiers guard a foraging trail.

If you’ve been following Myrmecos, you might know I was lucky to instruct this summer’s Ant Course in Uganda. Unsurprisingly, it was epic. And I’ve got the photos to prove it:

Photographs from Ant Course/Uganda

During the 10-day course I took 5,280 exposures. After culling and processing, as of this afternoon I have uploaded 202 of the best. This is a 4% keep rate, very much in line with the 3% baseline from Australia and Brazil earlier this year. Some of these photos you may have seen in my various posts over the past couple months, but most are shiny, new, and unblogged. I hope you enjoy them.

15 thoughts on “The Uganda Photographs”

  1. Igor Nascimento

    Hi Alex, i’m student brazilian of biology and admire your work. I was wondering if you Already visited Brazil? Who brazilian species of ants you studied?

    thanks for attention and sorry for my bad english.

  2. Those Crematogaster pictures are neat. It seems that some of the larvae have tubercles with prominent stiff hooked hairs, while others don’t.

  3. Superb! What an awesome gallery Alex. I cant even begin to imagine what it was like to be in the forest photographing these amazing beasts 🙂

  4. Monika Landy-Gyebnar

    Fantastic pics – as usual! Thank you!
    What I love the best is the variety of mandibles, their different shapes and functions!

  5. Hi Alex:

    I just looked at all 204 of your photos from your Uganda trip! How impressive! Almost makes me wish I had started my taxonomic studies with ants rather than fishes! Great job!


  6. Now Alex you took 5,280 photos right using a standard 36 exposure roll of film its works out you used equivalent to 147 rolls of film.

  7. Super pic’s I also enjoyed the photos of the participants at work. Looking forward to seeing you at the MONEP meeting in St Louis this Tuesday.

      1. James C. Trager

        I’ll be in Florida, John. Contact me jamesDOTtragerATgmail if you know something I don’t about the MONEP mtg.

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