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2011.07.14
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As I was walking back home today, I looked down and saw some ants crawling on the sidewalk. One ant was carrying another, which was limp and seemed dead. It was a simple, everyday occurrence. The thought of ants lifting things much heavier than themselves, though, got me more interested, so I put down my bag, pulled out my camera, laid down on the sidwalk and snapped a little sequence.

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An ant carries a larger ant up a sidewalk July 14 near Willkie Quad at Indiana University. Alex Farris
An ant navigates a crack in the sidewalk as it carries a larger ant. Alex Farris
An ant uses its antennae to survey its surroundings after laying down a larger ant that it had been carrying. Alex Farris
An ant returns to the site of a larger ant that it had been carrying. Alex Farris
A seemingly dead ant lays on a sidewalk after a smaller ant that had been carrying it crawled away. Alex Farris

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