Two Ants on a Rattlepod

Two Ants on a Rattlepod

I found this Golden backed Ant (Camponotus sericeus) and a tiny pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) on a fresh pod of Rattlepod (Crotalaria pallida) in my backyard. I was using my favorite macro rig consists of Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light … Read moreTwo Ants on a Rattlepod

Vampires of the Crawling Kingdom

Amongst all denizens of the crawling kingdom, none perhaps evoke such strong and disparate feelings of loathsome fear and unbridled fascination as Spiders. Love them or loathe them, spiders were here before us – first appearing on the scene some 400 million years ago, before the mighty dinosaurs and long before the early mammals decided … Read moreVampires of the Crawling Kingdom

Golden Backed Ant Trapped by Cellar Spider

Golden Backed Ant Trapped by Cellar Spider

When my wife called me to our dining room to photograph a spider which has trapped an ant 10 times its size, I rushed to photograph this spectacle. It was true fight of David vs Goliath. The Golden Backed Ant (Camponotus sericeus) which was trapped in the Cellar spider’s web and was hanging upside down … Read moreGolden Backed Ant Trapped by Cellar Spider

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