BugShot Belize 2015 - Alex Wild Photography
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BugShot Belize aspires to teach more than just photographic technique. We also aim to provide a basic foundation in tropical ecology. With a sense of context for the local insects, you'll be able to find and tell fascinating natural history stories.

This photo shows a Pseudomyrmex peperi twig ant taking a nutritious food body from a swollen-thorn Acacia tree, a common understory species at Caves Branch. The tree feeds and houses the ants in exchange for protection from the forest's incessant herbivores and aggressive vines. The ant-acacia story is a classic example of a tropical mutualism. If you know to look for it, you'll take some stunning photographs.

BugShot Belize aspires to teach more than just photographic technique. We also aim to provide a basic foundation in tropical ecology. With a sense of context for the local insects, you'll be able to find and tell fascinating natural history stories. This photo shows a Pseudomyrmex peperi twig ant taking a nutritious food body from a swollen-thorn Acacia tree, a common understory species at Caves Branch. The tree feeds and houses the ants in exchange for protection from the forest's incessant herbivores and aggressive vines. The ant-acacia story is a classic example of a tropical mutualism. If you know to look for it, you'll take some stunning photographs.

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