Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
A colorful Calomyrmex ant forages along a leaf in an Australian rainforest. Notice the small mite riding on the right shoulder of this ant. It is not uncommon to find mites on the bodies of ants and other insects.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.