Ant antics! Insects show off amazing strength, teamwork
Mish Whalen writes
Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Welcome to the greatest ant show on Earth!?!
from:animal tracks, msnbc, Today show
Eko Adiyanto / Caters News Agency
These photos of red ants, also knows as fire ants, make the little insects look like they are performing a circus act. They balance giant seed pods from a Mimosa tree above their heads and hold onto one other in a diamond formation on a tiny plant. In an amazing show of strength, they also move into different gravity-defying shapes as they carry their food back to the nest for the rest of their hungry ant pals.
These ant antics were photographed for Caters News Agency by Eko Adiyanto, 40, who used a special macro technique to get up super close with the insects.
ko Adiyanto / Caters News Agency
Eko, from West Java, Indonesia, said: "The ants are so small and to see how much power they have in their tiny bodies is fascinating. There are a lot of insects roaming around near my house and I find it really interesting."
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