May 7, 2012 at 2:27 PM ET
Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Welcome to the greatest ant show on Earth!?!
These photos of red ants, also knows as fire ants, make the little insects look like they are performing a circus act. They balance giant seed pods from a Mimosa tree above their heads and hold onto one other in a diamond formation on a tiny plant. In an amazing show of strength, they also move into different gravity-defying shapes as they carry their food back to the nest for the rest of their hungry ant pals.
These ant antics were photographed for Caters News Agency by Eko Adiyanto, 40, who used a special macro technique to get up super close with the insects.
Eko, from West Java, Indonesia, said: "The ants are so small and to see how much power they have in their tiny bodies is fascinating. There are a lot of insects roaming around near my house and I find it really interesting."
There are more than 12,000 species of ants all over the world. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight.
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TODAY.com multimedia producer Mish Whalenloves looking at photos of insects but really doesn't like them when they invade her picnics.