National Geographic : 1974 Jul
Face-to-face with a world of ants A gallery of portraits made with a scanning electron microscope I FELT LIKE a Hollywood director as I picked the angle for each face. I nudged the magnification knob and the ant's features leaped at me from the screen. Dr. Taylor was bringing me trays of ant specimens from the huge National Insect Col lection at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Can berra. His colleagues, Dr. Barry Filshie and Mr. Colin Beaton, manned a scanning elec tron microscope and tripped the "shutter"