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Under Attack

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 May 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Blades of grass are under attack as they are caked with legions of ants.

Photo captured May 1, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 220 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Incredible !! Great framing .

2 May 2013 7:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

OMG! Heck of a frame filler.

2 May 2013 8:06am

yo from Ile de France, France

Quelle armée ! Elles vont faire des dégâts !

2 May 2013 8:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb find and captures - one of nature's dramatic moments!

2 May 2013 8:57am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Oh my.. I don't think the plant is going to survive

2 May 2013 9:23am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow! What the heck are they doing with the grass anyway?

2 May 2013 11:03am

tataray from france, France

Ohhhhh ...... Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... :))

2 May 2013 11:55am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

An amazing photo Steven.... that's unusual, isn't it? Why are they attacking the grass? Ants are very interesting and industrious insects... I've watched many documentaries on them. A nice full frame of ants..... the light really hones in on all the action... superb!

2 May 2013 12:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is spectacular! i've never seen anything like it !

2 May 2013 2:27pm

pete from blue mountains, Australia

an amazing scene and well seen...

2 May 2013 2:35pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting image.

2 May 2013 3:15pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing find. Really impacting.

2 May 2013 3:53pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Are they so starved they are eating young blades of grass???

2 May 2013 5:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh my goodness. What an amazing find and capture.

2 May 2013 5:31pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Sometimes this happens just before raining ... Great closeup of this impressive invasion !!!

2 May 2013 5:55pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I thought it was a jewelry of silver nuggets, they sure are hooked on grass !~

2 May 2013 5:59pm

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

what a nice view
Under Attack !!!

2 May 2013 6:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What's going on? A dramatic shot of these critters.

2 May 2013 6:50pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Impressive shot Steven! It's really spectacular! Well done.

2 May 2013 8:06pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shot, nice one

2 May 2013 8:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is amazing.

2 May 2013 11:30pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, that is an amazing sight ... and that many ants scares me! Great find and documented capture!

3 May 2013 12:22am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic close up! I don't think I have ever seen so many ants together!

3 May 2013 12:31am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Good grief. Run!!

3 May 2013 3:28am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


3 May 2013 3:38am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty shot

3 May 2013 6:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

No doubt about it - got a problem here !!

3 May 2013 8:03am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An intense image that really shows the "hive mind" of insect productivity at work.

3 May 2013 1:00pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

impressionnant le rendu

3 May 2013 1:44pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Scary scene.

4 May 2013 1:51am

Abena from Illinois, United States

"Ahhhh, save me" they seem to scream ! Fantastic shot of that.

11 May 2013 4:42pm

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