I've always thought of ants as pests. When I got interested in nature macro photography, my perception changed. Ants are actually pretty cool insects to photograph! If you watch them long enough, you will find them doing all sort of things... like this particular black ant, it was walking on the line and it stopped right at the spot where the sun was shining and just posed there for me. It looks like it's getting a tan, don't you think?... (Did you notice the anagram in the title - ant/tan?)
Ant with a Tan
If I'm not mistaken, this is a carpenter ant.