ANT WARS!

Think ants are only interested in crashing your summer picnic? When they’re not after our stray watermelon slices, it seems they’re busy in engaging in ant-to-ant combat. Alex Wild’s ant macro photography reveals the warring nature (and surprisingly frightening jaws) of these seemingly unassuming insects. His photos and their equally fascinating captions reveal fights over territory, conflicts between colonies and brutal take-downs that rival UFC brawls - all going on otherwise unnoticed at our feet. 

'Of all the millions of images taken of the worlds in our solar system since the beginning of the space age, those that reach deeper into the human heart than any other, are those of our own home, as it might be seen in the skies of other worlds: small, alone in the blackness of never-ending space and awash in the blue of its blue, blue oceans.'

Those are the words of Carolyn Porco, the Cassini Imaging Team Leader.

Last Friday, while orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft turned its camera lens on earth from almost a billion miles away. NASA has released the images, which show Saturn and its rings, and also the Earth in the (very far) distance. The original ‘raw’ images taken by the spacecraft are grayscale, but astronomy enthusiast Valerie Klavans has converted some of them and added color. 

In the second in a series of articles, landscape photographer Erez Marom takes us through the process of getting his striking shot of Goðafoss - the ‘waterfall of the gods’ in Northern Iceland. As well as gear choices, Marom explains his compositional approach, and the software techniques that he used to get the final result. 

In the second in a series of articles, landscape photographer Erez Marom takes us through the process of getting his striking shot of Goðafoss - the ‘waterfall of the gods’ in Northern Iceland. As well as gear choices, Marom explains his compositional approach, and the software techniques that he used to get the final result. 

When Dpreview.com camera reviewer Amadou Diallo found himself assessing a smartphone camera for our mobile photography site, Dpreview Connect, he had his doubts about what the hardware could accomplish. But his review of the HTC X One (published late last year) challenged his preconceptions about camera phone photography and inspired him to embrace both the limitations and the possibilities of shooting with a mobile device. 

Click here to read what he thinks of smartphone photography