HOW TO: Photograph army ants

Wondering how scientist/blogger/photographer Alex Wild gets close-up shots of hundreds of thousands of stinging army ants? It's harder than regular insect photography, he says. (We guessed.) But it's not as woefully impossible a job as you might think. In a neat behind-the-scenes post, Wild explains how to use camera techniques and ant biology to help you get the shot without getting totally mauled.