Leafcutter

Leafcutter

2011-02-12

The leafcutter ants were one of the highlights of Costa Rica for me. Our first time walking into the rainforest, we found the trail being used by a very busy column of leafcutters: a highway of moving green leaves. Having seen them on nature documentaries for years as a child, this experience was a little like turning a corner and finding yourself on Tatooine, while Luke Skywalker is just parking his Landspeeder. Leafcutter ants harvest leaves to feed a fungus farm they build underground. The fungus is their food source.

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Capture Date: 2011-01-09 16:52:52
Camera: NIKON D5000
Focal Length: 45 mm
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 1250

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Leafcutter

Leafcutter

2011-02-12

The leafcutter ants were one of the highlights of Costa Rica for me. Our first time walking into the rainforest, we found the trail being used by a very busy column of leafcutters: a highway of moving green leaves. Having seen them on nature documentaries for years as a child, this experience was a little like turning a corner and finding yourself on Tatooine, while Luke Skywalker is just parking his Landspeeder. Leafcutter ants harvest leaves to feed a fungus farm they build underground. The fungus is their food source.

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Capture Date: 2011-01-09 16:52:52
Camera: NIKON D5000
Focal Length: 45 mm
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 1250

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