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Posted by on Nov 27, 2009 in Greg, Photography, Random | 2 comments

Friday Photo 12: Supersize That Takeaway?

When all the little ants are marching
Red and black antennas waving
They all do it the same
They all do it the same way

Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band

Supersize That Takeaway? (c) Greg Pillhofer, 2009

Ants have always intrigued me. They also bug the heck out of me when, each Summer, they take up residence in our kitchen. But that’s a different story.

This group of industrious little guys were dragging their trophy straight up the wall to (presumably) their nest where their supersized takeaway meal would probably be used to feed a large number of their family.

I initially assumed that the prize was a fortunate find for the ants, but on looking at the picture now I’m wondering if it was in fact not set upon by the ants and killed by them. If you look closely at the bottom of the bug there are clearly a couple of bits missing from either side of it. That and the number of missing legs seem to suggest that maybe it was more prey than prize?

Oh, and I dig Dave Matthews too!

“Supersize That Takeaway?” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009
Original Capture: 25/11/2009, 08:03am – Johannesburg, South Africa
Canon EOS350D | f/14 | 1/200 sec | ISO400 | 55mm | Flash


  1. Yummie!

  2. wow, ants are amazing,

    they also irritate the life out of me in summer

    and yes Dave Matthews is worth listening too


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