new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Teamwork | by macropoulos
Back to photostream

Teamwork

24/1/10: Nominee in Wildlife, 5th Black & White Spider Awards

 

A group of small ants (probably Messor sp.), working together in order to accomplish a task that would be impossible for any single one of them: carry a big dead moth to their nest, over a vertical surface! "Ισχύς εν τη ενώσει" (translation: union is strength)

 

Best viewed Large, On Black.

 

I converted it to b&w, because there wasn't much color to it anyway (the ants were mostly black, the moth mostly white, and the surface is white marble), and I think it lets the viewer better concentrate on the concept I wanted to illustrate (teamwork), rather than being distracted by glimpses of color here and there.

 

Have a wonderful week! :-)

26,836 views
54 faves
62 comments
Taken on May 17, 2008