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Bullet Ant

Image # 1D2_05741

"Terra Firma" area of the Amazon River


Canon 100/f2.8 USM Macro

ISO 400, f/11, 1/250 second

Manual Exposure, with MR-24EX at +1/3 FEC


The size of these ants was quite impressive, and it was fun following them around as they scurried about, trying to snap a photo or two.  I didn't know at the time what this ant was carrying around, but when I later examined the photos on my laptop, I discovered that it was the entire body of another ant!  At web-size it's difficult to see the details, but when magnified, you can clearly see its jaws around the other ant's thorax, and see all the details of its head, jaws and other body parts.