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The bullet ant (Paraponera clavata) is reputed to have a sting so painful, it feels like being shot. This is one of the largest ants in the word at over an inch long. In this photo, the ant is collecting liquid to carry back to the nest in its jaws.
Can a group of insects morph into a single creature? They can, when it's a group of ants. Their colonies are so in sync that some scientists call them a "superorganism" - where individuals act more like cells in one huge body. National Geographic's Antzilla reveals ants as you've never seen them before. New science explores how ants communicate, organize and make decisions, all in the blink of an eye. State of the art macro photography gets closer to these astonishing creatures than ever before revealing how a million tiny brains can accomplish wonders by working together as one.

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