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.
Liometopum apiculatum workers in alarm posture.
Portal, Arizona, USA