Moving House

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

A few days before a storm, these ants started moving their nest to higher ground. They were carrying the pale, white, vulnerable larvae to the new home. Workers would preen the larvae with their mouthparts and antennae as they moved, seemingly to ensure it stayed free of debris.

Bensville, New South Wales

Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon MPE 65mm 1Ð5x, 1/125, f/16, ISO 400, Canon twin macro flash, handheld

by Alan Kwok, New South Wales