Leaf cutter ants are remarkable for several reasons. They to not eat the leaves that they carry back to their underground nests. They feed the leaves to a fungus, and they eat the fungus.
It amazes me that they can carry leaves much bigger than they are, as you can see here. They travel in lines, and they work so hard that they will even pass a comrade like they are in a race, as is happening here.
This week we are showing photos of the colorful island of Burano in Venice, Italy, on Viva la Voyage, our travel photo site.