These ants are actually ‘floating’ on water. They used water’s surface tension to keep from sinking. This allowed them to make a floating bridge to get to dry land after their nest was flooded by a recent heavy rain. The ants to the upper-right of the picture are part of a branch of the bridge that the ants are working to connect to the main span. In total, the bridge stretched for about 20 ft (6 m)! They couldn’t have done it without teamwork.

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  • MMerritt
    MMerrittabout 7 years ago

  • Shannon Benson
    Shannon Bensonabout 7 years ago


  • Thanks Shannon!

    – MMerritt

  • Kharma
    Kharmaalmost 7 years ago

    i gotta say they could use some of these at work ..
    together we stand, divided we fall ..
    wonderful motivational card

  • Thank you Kharma!

    – MMerritt

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleealmost 7 years ago

    Wow..this is most fascinating and an amazing image….thank you for sharing and inspiring us…

  • MMerritt
    MMerrittalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Wendy! I’m glad you were inspired!

  • TeriLee
    TeriLeeover 6 years ago

    WOW! That is very cool! Love the message you have with it too…fantastically done!

  • Thank you Teri, I’m glad you liked it!

    – MMerritt

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62about 6 years ago

    WOW…This is awesome.. amazing little creatures… great capture Matt! : ) Wen x

  • Thanks Wen!
    They are amazing little critters!

    – MMerritt

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