Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leafcutter ants (Atta sp.) at the entrance to their nest. These ants cut small pieces from leaves and carry them to underground chambers, where they use them as a growing medium for a fungus, on which the ant colony feeds. Filmed in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

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Leafcutter ants at their nest

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