South Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

The roadside town of Poochera, population 24, has the obscure claim to fame of being the rediscovery site of the living fossil ant Nothomyrmecia macrops.  Poochera is possibly the only town in the world that hosts ant tourism, and the townsfolk are apparently proud enough of this distinction to have stenciled ants into the power poles.  

Australia, SA: Poochera.
32º43'S 134º50'E, 85m, 15.x.2005

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60.