Atta colombica - Leafcutter Ant Nest

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

A wide-angle look at the nest entrance of a sprawling Atta leafcutter ant colony.  These ants have a presence in Neotropical forests far out of proportion to their individual size.

Panamá, Panamá.: Gamboa, Pipeline Rouad
09º08'N 79º43'W 100m. 29.vii.2007
Nest in second-growth rain forest.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Tamron AF 11-18mm wide angle zoom lens.