Amazing

By James Somper


Stunning photos show ants as you’ve never seen them before.

Captured on the forest floor of the Costa Rican rainforest, the images show a group of ants delicately carrying small petals of coloured flowers.

Bence Mate / Caters News

Bence Mate / Caters News

Scurrying past a nearby pool of water, the reflection of the ants creates a captivating “rainbow” effect.

Bence Máté, 33, who took the photos said that the ants were “wonderful subjects”.

“I discovered that they were most active at night, so I followed a column as it fanned out into the forest. Each line terminated at a tree, shrub or bush,” he said.

Bence Mate / Caters News

Bence Mate / Caters News

“The variation in size of the pieces they cut was fascinating – sometimes small ants seemed to carry huge bits, bigger ones just small pieces.

“I love the contrast between the simplicity of the shot and the complexity of the behaviour.”