Synchro Ants! These are two lovely Crematogaster sp. ants, sometimes called St Valentines ants, because of their heart shaped abdomens. The ant on the right is carrying something out of the nest, which was in a fallen branch. It was a very busy scene as ants went back and forth, searching for food. These guys are fierce predators and can kill much larger animals, working as a team, and poisoning their target with venom from a gland at the tip of the “heart”. They can swivel their bellies every which-way, to deliver the kill - giving them one of their other names, the acrobat ant. Single, handheld shot with a Sony a7s, Sony 90mm 2.8 macro lens with Raynox DCR-250 and DCR-150. F16, iso 400, 1/250s. Flash and DIY reflector/diffuser. Raw-LR6.