15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

I was taking photos of leafcutter ants in the Costa Rica rainforest. These tireless little creatures are cutting pieces of leaves and transport them to their underground fortresses, where they grow mushrooms on them, to feed themselves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Boca Tapada, Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Bence Mate