The photographer shows the real face of an ant and causes a stir on social networks


In a world as big as ours, it is almost impossible to think that we already know everything about it. While human beings may be above other species, it is necessary to understand that there will always be someone bigger, stronger, and more intelligent. Let’s say that everything is part of the natural selection that Darwin talked about and studied so much.

Ants, for example, are significant for various ecosystems, offering different ecosystem services such as the transport of nutrients, the decomposition of organic matter or the dispersal of seeds. However, before people, they are vulnerable, and many times they are considered a plague and therefore everyone seeks their extermination.

These small beings have raised many doubts about their appearance, in order to take a look at their body or face it is necessary to use microscopic devices to get close enough to see what our eyes cannot.

Lithuanian Eugenijus Kavaliauska shared with the world a rare image titled ‘Ant (camponotus)’ and also participated in the ‘ Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest ‘. Although he did not make it among the 15 honourable mentions, he managed to capture the attention of thousands of netizens.
Film teacher Rebekah McKendry shared the photo on social media, adding a short caption: “Image from a horror movie.” No. That is the very real face of an ant. Now you have to think about this all night.”

Obviously, the photo did not disappear, and many users shared their surprise at seeing the detail and quality of the little insect.

I am constantly looking for small details, shadows, and hidden edges. Being a “discoverer” is photography’s main goal. The opportunity to view God’s creations and the works of the Creator fascinates me, the photographer said in an interview with the Insider portal.

The Lithuanian is an expert and fan of microphotography, and his catalogue has a large number of impressive shots of different animals, showing his evident passion for nature.

“When I started microphotography, I too thought that all beetles looked a bit like monsters, but now I have gotten used to it and I am surprised that there are so many interesting, beautiful and unknown miracles under our feet.”

Although many applauded their photograph, the top honour and $3,000 prize went to Grigorii Timin and Michel Milinkovitch of the University of Geneva’s department of genetics and evolution.

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