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ants forming a bridge by stretching out and holding to each other across a section of our gate.
I was really amazed at how each ant participated in that bridge building activity. If you look at closely at the ant in the middle, it is fully stretched end to end with two others ants holding to it at both ends. Wow! I was so inspired by this phenomenon I wrote an article about it. I just don’t know if I can link that article here.
This is dedicated to Viv who is so good in bringing people together.

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I love to take/create photos of things that we normally don’t see or maybe even take for granted. There is just so much beauty even in the most ordinary things like raindrops or the curl of a fern leaf, or even your ordinary egg slicer.

I also love interacting with creative and inspiring people.

And I love challenges! They inspire me!

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Comments

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 3 years ago

    This is great! 8 ) What type of ants are they?

  • Thanks very much Kerryn!
    I think they are some kind of carpenter ants because I sometimes see them piecing leaves together into some kind of nest.

    – lensbaby

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot and detail

  • Thanks so much Justart! I really appreciate your lovely comment!

    – lensbaby

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 3 years ago

    Fab capture!!!

  • Hello Lozzar,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!

    – lensbaby

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    What an amazing moment to capture! Great stuff!

  • Thanks very much Damienne!

    – lensbaby

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Once again, you have taken my breath away with your dedication to me. Gosh, what a great honor, but I can’t take that credit, I give all that I am to Christ Who is in me to bring us together as one big family and if not for all of you, I don’t know where I’d be!!!
    And yes, this would have fascinated me as well, nature is amazing! A big thank you my friend!!!

  • Wow! What a beautiful thing to say! You really are a bridge Viv!
    Thank you for being you!

    – lensbaby

  • Orangelamb
    Orangelambover 3 years ago

    Another fantastic shot! Wow! You have an amazing gallery. So much to see!

  • What a beautiful thing to say Steven! You make my heart sing!
    Thank you so much!

    – lensbaby

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    That is so cool, love this! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Hi Gabe,
    I really appreciate your beautiful comment!

    – lensbaby

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot. Great to be able to capture something so interesting.

  • Thank you so much Andrew! I really enjoyed watching these bugs!

    – lensbaby

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 3 years ago

    sensational shot lensbaby … definitely has the wow factor

  • Thank so much for your inspiring comment Carol!

    – lensbaby

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 2 years ago

    This is truly an amazing shot. The ants seem to be so determined and purposeful, and dare I say, intelligent.

  • Hello Carl,
    What a wonderful thing to say!!! Thank you so much!!!
    Yes, I was really amazed at how purposeful the ants did their job. It seemed like there was a director or conductor orchestrating their behavior.

    – lensbaby

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