Really Big Ant

DSCN0155_edited-1Today’s excursion was to Big Bear Lake, elevation 7,000 feet, about 85 miles east of Los Angeles.  There was a bunch of these busy ants, and so large that I feared setting my camera bag on the ground! Am I seeing teeth here?  My best guess is that this is a Mound Ant. Perhaps you can tell me?

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  1. Omg, that thing could star in one of those B horror movies from the 60s! Yeah, I’m seeing teeth as well. How was it up on the mountain? Gorgeous down here today.

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    1. It was a pretty day up there, and a bit nippy. There were actual patches of real snow in the shady spots!

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  2. Pretty scary face when it’s magnified.
    I wouldn’t have put my camera bag down either.
    Looks like it could give you a pretty good bite!

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    1. Even unmagnified these guys were formidable looking! Lots of them! Fast moving! Intimidating!

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  3. YIKES! Looks like an alien invasion. I’m not sure I would have stuck around to take the shot. O_o

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    1. Shoot & run!

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  4. Excellent shot. Could not have been easy to get a portrait given the speed at which hats move.

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    1. Thank you Victor! And, the speed at which photographers run!

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  5. As I scrolled down it was a matter of “HOLY … 🙂 Beautiful clear shot, Micheal

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    1. Thank you Lynne! I’m still testing my new little point & shoot (Nikon Coolpix L830).

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      1. I use a Nikon Coolpix L610 and quite like it.

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  6. Whoa! He’s a beast!! Great capture!

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    1. Thanks Susan! It was quite obliging of him to turn his head just right, to show off his mandibles.

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  7. Definitely looks like teeth to me. Great shot!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by & looking around.

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