Macro photo of ant dragging a spider

Macro photo of ant dragging a spider
Taken 6th May, 2007. Click image for larger view.

As I have said before, macro photography is so much fun and a real challenge when you try to capture moving insects.
I believe the ant is some kind of wood ant (Formica rufa), but I have no idea what species the spider is.

I bet some of my readers have the knowledge. Feel free to write a comment with the information about species as I always love to learn new stuff about the nature.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway

9 thoughts on “Macro photo of ant dragging a spider”

  1. Holy crap that’s creepy! I’m not a fan of bugs 🙂 That’s a good pic though! I love macro photography I have a lot of fun playing with it too.

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  3. Nice shot. I’ve seen a wasp doing this once with a big spider. It was really struggling. The ant has come out really clear – it’s really very nice. From what I can see of the spider I would guess at one of the comb spiders, perhaps Enoplognatha ovata?

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