Myrmecology is not all sedentary microscope work and beer-drinking. Sometimes field work can be strenuous. Here, ant guy Brian Fisher digs a trench to look for soil-dwelling ants. This particular excavation did not produce any surprises, but I did net a lovely Pristomyrmex.
(top)Canon 17-40mm f4L wide-angle zoom lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/60th sec
off-camera fill flash
(bottom)Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/200th sec
diffuse twin flash