Photo Friday – Australian Ants

23 Nov

Ants are crazy.  Maybe it sounds strange, but we’ve noticed that ants here in Australia are much more fascinating than the ones we see at home generally.  I won’t wax poetic about these tiny creatures, but I will say that the amazing thing about what’s happening here is that the two leaves the ants are bridging are from separate trees.  Justin spotted them when they had a huge swarming bridge formed, but just as I got there to check it out a gust of wind came and ripped them apart.  We stood watching these guys climb on top of each other by the dozen until they just barely connected again.  I grabbed this shot just as a small breeze came along and stretched this little guy to his limit.

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7 Responses to “Photo Friday – Australian Ants”

  1. Kristin M. Waugh November 23, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    This photo looks like a Nat Geo shot for an insect special. Very cool. It looks like ants are not just super strong for their size, but pretty intelligent too. Keep having fun in Australia! 🙂  Kristin M. Waugh  

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    • Ashley November 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      It was pretty incredible to watch! I think it’s hard to NOT have fun in Australia 🙂

  2. Carlene DeFalco November 24, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    Totally amazing!

    • Ashley November 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

      It really was! I’d never seen anything like it, we watched them for ages.

  3. Kristin Waugh November 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Btw, I think those ants would be delicious inside of a Bolivian lolipop while driving around in a 4X4 and listening to cheesy 90’s music.

    • Ashley November 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      HA! I had totally forgotten about that…did we take a photo of one of those?

  4. Lindsay December 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Wow! That is amazing. I would have watched them for ages too!

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