Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller minor'
Leaf cutter ant (Atta sp) female worker carrying leaf to nest, with a smaller minor ant riding. The minor's job is to protect her sister from parasitic flies. Costa Rica, December. Highly Commended, 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
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