Worker ants rush out to defend their colony after the photographer disturbed their ant garden nest. Azteca is a notoriously pugnacious ant genus. Barton Creek, Cayo District, Belize.
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
An Eciton burchellii soldier stands guard above a bivouac.
Maquipucuna reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador
Odontomachus latidens trap-jaw ant. Note the trigger hairs along the leading edge of the open mandibles.
Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah Borneo
Azteca alfari worker ant guarding her Cecropia host tree.
A worker ant guarding her Cecropia host tree.
Liometopum apiculatum workers in alarm posture.
Portal, Arizona, USA