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Strongest Animals

African Elephant -4

African elephants

In brute strength, elephants are the strongest mammals and the strongest land animals. African elephants can weigh up to 6,350kg and they can carry up to 9,000kg, the weight of 130 adult humans.
Find out how elephants communicate in our Animals A-Z section.

Leafcutter Ant -3

Leaf ant

Tiny leafcutter ants can lift and carry in their jaws something 50 times their own body weight of about 500mg. That’s the same as a human lifting a truck with its teeth.
Find out more facts and watch fascinating videos of ants in our Animals A-Z section.

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Rhinoceros Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetles can lift something 850 times their own weight. To put this into perspective, if a human had the strength of the rhinoceros beetle, it would be able to lift a 65 ton object. If the mighty elephant had equal strength to the rhinoceros beetle it would be able to carry 850 elephants on its back.

Dung Beetle -1

Dung Beetle

A dung beetle is not only the world’s strongest insect but also the strongest animal on the planet compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. This is the equivalent of an average person pulling six double-decker buses full of people. Now that’s strong!

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Alien Sightings

I received my third project today and a new partner Daniel. We have to create an alien and composite him into a still image  for a Sci-Fi convention. Here is our Project Documentation & link to our Trello Board. We also set up a slack account for communication.

Our initial concept around this idea was to have our alien scaled miniature and to have him riding a snail. If I was unable to  capture a snail due to lack of snail being present I took a few back up ideas keeping in mind the miniature scale.  I though maybe on a leaf or caught in a spider web.  Just for some variety I took some night shots as well that we could have the alien on a bigger scale.


Tiny little problem I ran into was I Could only hire one tripod. So I couldn’t get one for the Mirror ball. To solve this I used my mike stand.