Image: Leaf-cutter ants at work - Michael Jensen

Leaf-cutter ants at work - Michael Jensen

This picture shows my favorite insects at work – leaf-cutter ants from Costa Rica, Central America. The picture was taken at night, shooting the flash up on the leaf in the background creating this silhouette of worker ants carrying leaves and the larger soldier ants protecting the workers.

Finalist, Open Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Michael Jensen
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Costa Rica, Central America

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