by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.

Photographer Bence Máté from Hungry spent hours following leaf cutter ants through the dark of the Costa Rican rainforest, all the while suffering from chiggers (skin-digesting mite larvae) taking every opportunity to feed off of him. The result was this photograph and the honor of winning the “2010 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year” award.

Of his winning shot, he says, “I love the contrast between the simplicity of the shot itself and the complexity of the behaviour.”

Natural History Museum via Treehugger

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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