ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE INGO ARNDT PDF

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Continue reading below Our Featured Videos. They decorate them with flowers, fruits, mushrooms, and even trash left in the forest by tourists. Australian weaver ants can build their nest in just 24 hours. They work in chains pulling on leaves together with their pincers and then interweaving them with silk threads produced by their larvae. The European red wood ant is a natural skyscraper -builder. They can transport materials that are 40 times their body weight to build enormous plant and earth towers with complex path systems protecting the interiors from water.

The compass termites are masters in passive architecture. They can build ten feet high, flat-sided towers arranged in a precise north-south orientation that feature an ingenious ventilation system providing a consistent internal temperature. Each can accommodate million termites and are made by small earth and saliva balls carried by gigantic head-soldier ants being monitored by strong pincers. This magnifiscent photo series reminds us humans that we still have a lot to learn from smaller creatures in the world, especially when it comes to building techniques, sustainability and co-existing with others.

Via Fast Co. Remember Me. By logging into your account, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy , and to the use of cookies as described therein. National Geographic photographer Ingo Arndt 's new book Animal Architecture shows how animals and insects from around the world build intricate structures from nature's raw materials.

Using their beaks, claws, paws, and teeth, they create biodegradable shelters that not only benefit them, but also other creatures in their ecosystem. We spotted a few examples at Fast Co. Design , including this cute baya weaver in Namibia knitting a nest from fresh thin blades of grass that harden and change color thanks to the sun.

The Indonesian vogelkop bowerbird build intricate stick tower nests to attract mates. The Australian weaver ants work in chains pulling on leaves together with their pincers and then interweaving them with silk threads produced by their larvae.

The European red wood ant transports materials that are 40 times their body weight to build enormous plant and earth towers with complex path systems protecting the interiors from water. The compass termites can build ten feet high - flat-sided towers are arranged in a precise north-south orientation that feature an ingenious ventilation system providing a consistent internal temperature.

The Australian spinifex termites' towers can accommodate million termites and are made by small earth and saliva balls carried by gigantic head-soldier ants being monitored by strong pincers. This magnificent photo series reminds us humans that we still have a lot to learn from smaller creatures, specially regarding building techniques, sustainability and co-existing with others.

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Using their beaks, claws, paws, and teeth, they create biodegradable a.

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In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design. You can buy the book here. More photography inspiration via The Guardian. These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. We care about protecting your data.

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Ingo Arndt’s Amazing Book Reveals the Wonderful World of Animal Architecture

Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design. Ingo Arndt's stunning studio photographs and vibrant in-situ shots of nests, forests, and wetlands provide close-up details of these designs, as well as the animals who created them. Ingo Arndt is a world-renowned nature photographer. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the World Press Photo Award, and he has been awarded five times at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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Animal Architecture

Continue reading below Our Featured Videos. They decorate them with flowers, fruits, mushrooms, and even trash left in the forest by tourists. Australian weaver ants can build their nest in just 24 hours. They work in chains pulling on leaves together with their pincers and then interweaving them with silk threads produced by their larvae. The European red wood ant is a natural skyscraper -builder.

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