21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Symbiotic relationship

Nature has many examples of mutually beneficial relationships. In exchange for receiving nectar droplets, ants groom the caterpillars and fend off predators that are threat to caterpillars.

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Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Berhampur, India
Copyright: © Sritam Kumar Sethy