Leafcutter Ant

Leafcutter AntAugust 21, 2013

Leafcutter ants are amazing creatures that are found in Costa Rica and other parts of Central America. They harvest leaves from various trees and return the leaves to their mound to process and subsequently serve as food for the community. When you find one, you find many, typically in a row carrying their leaves home.

In the picture above, a leafcutter ant returns home with his harvest. This picture was taken in the Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. The photo was hand held with the amazing Olympus 60mm macro lens. I’d love to return to Costa Rica to capture more images of these ants.

Equipment Used

Olympus OM-D EM-5

Olympus 60mm Macro Lens