What you’re looking at is not only the winner of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council photo competition, it’s also the moment when humans became fearful of the mighty weightlifting ant race.
As your eyes have clocked from the words “500mg” written on the weight, it’s lifting approximately 100 times its own body weight. Also visible in the photo (apart from the ant’s cruel fate flashing before its eyes, as it envisions a future taking on human civilisation, only to be crushed with a single lazy spray of Mortein) is the tiny little wet pads on each foot that helps lift heavy weights. I could do with some of those for the gym. [PopSci]