Watching the ground all the time like I do, you see all sorts of worlds. I’ve been watching and photographing ants lately.

I posted one a few days ago of an ant carrying a flower. And I spent a while trying to photograph ants marching past a rock: the sun was at the right angle that their shadows against the rock looked enormous and elongated. But in the end the photos didn’t work. What I see and what shows up in a photo are often so different.

But in this case: two ants fighting, tangled together, with red striped abdomens, a third circling on the outside – such violence and drama, on such a small scale that you could miss it so easily. Love these images.





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