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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Alex Wild is Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he 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.
Ants run vast honeydew ranches just under our feet
By Alex Wild on January 27, 2014
Public Domain Treasures: The CDC’s Electron Micrographs Are Free To Use
By Alex Wild on February 11, 2014
40 years ago: our sister planet revealedOn February 5, 1974, NASA’s Mariner 10 returned this surprising image of Venus. The photograph was the first to record our neighboring planet’s clouds in such detail, polar vortex and all.