These amazing images were captured by a scientist from Mysore in South India after his wife had shown him ants that had turned white after drinking milk that had been split.
Dr Babu then set up an experiment by giving the insects multi-coloured sugar drops and watched the amazing display as their transparent stomachs matched the bright colour of the sweets they were eating.
“The idea for the photograph came to me after my wife showed me some ants that turned white sipping the spilled milk drops on our kitchen counter.
“I shot the photo in my garden to take advantage of the natural lighting and set a paraffin sheet with coloured sugar drops near some ants.
“Even though I could get enough of a crowd within a few minutes, it required several retakes to have a shot up to my satisfaction.
“the secret is the paraffin base which prevents the drops collapsing when the ants touch them.
“Curiously the ants preferred light colours, yellow and green.
“The darker and blue drops had no takers, till there was no space around the preferred yellow and green drops.
“So I put larger drops of yellow and green, and smaller red and blue to get a maximum saturation around all the colours”, said Dr Babu.