Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
A trap-jaw ant in typical hunting posture, mandibles cocked at 180º. The odd shape of the ant's head is due in part to the extensive musculature behind the trap-jaw mechanism.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.