Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin. Blogger at Scientific American. Photographer down in the dirt.

Australian Ants - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Australian AntsThe wayward southern continent of Australia is famous for the strange and relictual creatures that have evolved in nearly complete isolation. The ants are no exception. Australia's ant fauna is both diverse and exceptionally abundant, with a host of species found nowhere else.

Ponera - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Ponera is a genus of small, cryptic ponerine ants whose diversity is centered in the Indo-Australian region. A few species of these soil- and rotting-wood nesting ants are found in the temperate regions of Eurasia and eastern North America, including the common P. pennsylvanica pictured below.

Giving Birth To A Tropical Parasite [Video; Not For The Squeamish]

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets.

My Personal Best Photographs of 2014

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets.

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January 1 is Public Domain Day!

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets.

Holiday Print Sale 2014

alexanderwild.com — Welcome to Alex Wild's third annual holiday print sale! All photographs in this gallery are available at 70% off regular fine art pricing. Click on the green "buy" button to order. We do ship internationally, and prints are clean, without the copyright mark. The sale ends January 2, 2015.

Melissotarsus - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Melissotarsusis surely among the most unusual ants. These small Afrotropical myrmicines live in narrow galleries in the bark of particular tree species where they farm armored scale insects. Melissotarsus may be the only animal other than humans to have domesticated livestock for meat production.

Arachnida: Spiders, Mites and Relatives

Public Domain - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — These images, created by Alex Wild prior to 2006, have been released into the public domain. They can be used in any context, including commercial, without prior permission. Enjoy!
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Jan 28, 2015

@BrunaLab We'd consider Brazil! Just need a venue for 30+ people, with classroom & natural habitat.

Jan 28, 2015

Ant Course 2015 - the definitive internat'l workshop for myrmecology- has been announced! Arizona, August: calacademy.org/scientists/ant…

Jan 28, 2015

We have some very big news regarding the BugShot insect photo workshops this year. But I can't tell you yet.

Jan 28, 2015

Scott Walker's destruction of the University of Wisconsin will cripple the state's growth for decades to come. host.madison.com/wsj/news/opini…

Jan 28, 2015

Today in unusual insects: this Hololepta clown beetle is a flattened predator than can squeeze into tight spaces. http://t.co/0iDzz2uqTy

Jan 27, 2015

Miniature trap-jaw ants from Uganda, Strumigenys lujae, are only about 2mm long. http://t.co/NtVFE60lOn

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