Honeypot ants, also called honey ants, are ants which have specialized workers that are gorged with food by other workers to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. Other ants then extract nourishment from them. They function as living larders
This is a photo series featuring ants as the models. Photographer Andrey Pavlov uses a macro lens to capture the up close and personal lives of ants. Yes, the shots are staged by Andrey, but those are real ants doin’ their thang.
Hard-working ants lift huge chili peppers over their heads as they march along on their hind legs toward their nest. The scene was captured by keen photographer Yahya Taufikurrahman, at his home in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.