Bence Mate’s photo of leafcutter ants in Costa Rica has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year main award. He said: ”They were only active at night, which made my job very difficult.” He used a flash behind the leaf for the silhouette.
A marvel of ants.
It will appear with 100 other prize-winning photographs in an exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum.
2010 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is subtly different to previous years.