Ant art

By: Louk Vreeswijk

May 17 2015

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Category: Australia, Oceania

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Ant hills can be impressive, but these termite structures in the north of Arnhem Land qualify as amazing works of art. Many a bird’s nest may leave us equally awe-struck because of its ingenuity, but it’s the sheer size of these termitariums that’s so amazing.

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More than man-sized, they evoke images of castles or cathedrals, but then entirely built up of earth and cemented with termite saliva. A true wonder of nature.

Photos of the week: Termitariums, Arnhem Land, Australia 2013

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