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A smaller death

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Dead Ant in Tiny White Bubbles on Creek 9488

After the third round of photographs from New Zealand that concluded yesterday with the imminent demise of a spotted stargazer fish on the Wellington foreshore, here’s a smaller death from the preserve behind the Austin Nature Center on March 23rd. Usually the bubbles I see floating on creeks appear green because of algae, so when I saw bubbles that looked white in the shallow water of Barton Creek I bent down for a closer look. It was then that I noticed the body of a dead ant. You can say it was well camouflaged, but that word usually implies purpose or at least benefit, neither of which applies here.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 16, 2015 at 5:28 AM

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