Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Arid and Thriving

A few weeks ago, when the weather started to break around here, I decided to go hiking at Madison Buffalo State Park. Despite the fact that the wind was unrelenting, I continued on my adventure and was rewarded with some of the first insect spottings of the season.

If you look under the ant at the top and to the left,
you will see a beetle shell.  


ellen abbott said...

wonderful pictures of the ants.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Thank you Ellen. They're a fearsome bunch once you can see those mandibles. I currently have the first shot as my background on my computer and my iPhone. Definitely one of my favorite photos ever.

Unknown Mami said...

Those ants are intense.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Unknown Mami - I have to thank my macro lens for the intensity of those ants. I like to keep my feet way away from the main nest and lean in with my upper body. Even so, felt like a few of them started to climb onto my shoes. Time to hightail it out of there as soon as possible. I don't want to get bitten or stung or whatever it is fire ants do.