Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
A tiny Strumigenys trap-jaw ant forages in a rotting log. The large, oddly-shaped head houses the muscles that operate this tiny ant's formidable mandibles.
This image is copyrighted by the photographer and cannot be used without permission. To obtain permission to use this image, please email Alex Wild. (alwild (at) myrmecos.net). Most of the photographs on myrmecos.net are reduced from their original size and compressed for more efficient web transmission. In some cases, higher quality versions are available.
This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.