Mating Flight (swarm of ants caught with a fast shutter speed)

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (7)

Ryan Calhoun on July 24, 2007

Wow! It's not really nice to look at, but it's still very interesting. The kind of thing I'd probably walk away from instead of pulling out the camera...

walkaboutwest on July 25, 2007

Hi ryan! Well, it was a lot more photogenic than the swarm of thrips I was engulfed by just before this. And to be honest, I took the photo through the window of my truck, where I'd taken refuge. These ants bite and sting! A very weird bug day. Thanks for visiting.

steandeb on July 25, 2007

wow.eve they look nasty!

©junebug on July 25, 2007

Hello Eve, can't blame you for seeking refuge in your truck! The other day I found several of these bugs on my balcony and I killed them (although I'm against killing animals normally). Take care! Greetings, Anne

Behrooz Rezvani on July 25, 2007

Dear Eve it is very strange and wonderful shot Thank you I never saw so many

Have Nice Life

Dana Jensen on July 29, 2007

I like it.

J_blend on August 8, 2010

My wife and I made it up to the electronic site in this photo. I am putting some photos of the site up now. Thanks Eve, for the photos and idea to visit that wonderful high point.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 24, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H2
    • Taken on 2007/07/23 11:37:49
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash