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Large energy is available in small packages.

An Indonesian photographer has gone viral after documenting ants’ outstanding feats of energy, together with lifting fruit and veggies greater than ten instances their measurement. His unorthodox motion pictures are presently blowing up on-line as gawkers marvel at these diminutive powerlifters.

“It was great and exquisite to observe and {photograph},” macro photographer Dzulfikri advised Caters Information Company of the photo-op, which he captured in Narogong Macro park.

The topics have been weaver ants, a Southeast Asian species that in accordance with their identify, weaves their very own nests out of leaves and larval silk. They’re additionally recognized for having the ability to carry 100 times their physique weight — the equal of a 200-pound man hoisting a semi-tractor.

“Ants are so robust and have nice teamwork abilities,” described Dzulfikri, who was capable of seize their Herculean weightlifting prowess by utilizing a makeshift tripod and a miniature set.

"It was wonderful and beautiful to watch and photograph," said macro photographer Dzulfikri.
“It was great and exquisite to observe and {photograph},” stated macro photographer Dzulfikri.
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Weaver ants can carry objects more than 100 times their weight.
Weaver ants can carry objects greater than 100 instances their weight.
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Dzulfikri was able to capture the ants' Herculean feats of strength by using a makeshift tripod and a miniature set.
Dzulfikri was capable of seize the ants’ Herculean feats of energy by utilizing a makeshift tripod and a miniature set.
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In one of many ensuing energy pictures, two ants could be seen working collectively to maneuver a relatively gargantuan tropical fruit referred to as a sweetsop. One other exhibits a pair of the social bugs impressively balancing a big piece of broccoli, which seems like an oak tree in comparison with them.

“In these photos, they’re carrying ten instances greater than what they weigh,” Dzulfikri defined. “When individuals see the pictures, they’ll’t consider that the ants can carry these items of fruit.”

The Cikarang native added, “It’s lovely to take photos of them when they’re doing actions similar to working collectively and lifting objects.”

"Ants are so strong and have great teamwork skills," described Dzulfikri.
“Ants are so robust and have nice teamwork abilities,” described Dzulfikri.
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Weaver ants use their strength to build houses by sewing leaves together with larval silk.
Weaver ants construct homes by stitching leaves along with larval silk.
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"In these images, they are carrying ten times more than what they weigh," Dzulfikri explained.
“In these photos, they’re carrying ten instances greater than what they weigh,” Dzulfikri defined.
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Regardless of the seemingly intricate nature of Dzulfikri’s pictures, the photographer claims that he disturbs the critters as little as potential throughout photoshoots.

“Some individuals suppose that I need to use glue to get the shot, however I really like animals and I might by no means hurt them,” he insisted. “We rigorously do that venture, and we launch the ants after the shoot is completed.”

In an identical zoological weightlifting demonstration in October 2020, a photographer captured squirrels “getting swoll” by lifting nut barbells he’d overlooked for them.