Like a galleon being boarded by pirates, the body of a ladybug is rocked violently by the movements of the many fire ants dismantling it. One ant clambered up a mast-like wing; while ants on each side tilted the round hull of the little beetle from side to side, until naught was left.

Just one of a million tiny dramas being played out at any moment in the Arkansas Ouachitas.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

This week’s challenge is “one.” So, we have two pictures of “ones.” A solitary Eastern bluebird stands watch on a branch. Below a single ladybird beetle finds its way across concrete.

Other “ones” we liked:

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