Friday, December 28, 2007

Soar




In the Amazon there are ants that Soar and Glide, when knocked out of their nesting canopy tree they point their abdomens towards the tree trunk and in a J-like curve they are able to glide back to the tree from which they fell. Some appear to enjoy the process more than others. For more information please click on this link: http://www.livescience.com/animals/050209_gliding_ants.html

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13 comments:

Rui Sousa said...

Excellent illustration.
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janabouc said...

Happy flying ants! The Amazon seems truly a place of wonders. I'd love to visit there sometimes. Thanks for the little quick trip there today!

murphy girl said...

i so very much love this tree, and the perspective and your ants superimposed upon it all!

studio lolo said...

Clever one!! This is great. It's like blogging with a friend from National Geographic! Love the new header too :)
Happy New Year to you, Ted and the Peppurr Cats!!

shaky mouse said...

nice mix of photo and illustration.. and learning about the animal kingdom at the same time :) every day's a school day

The Unknown said...

Hee hee. Awesome.
Happy New Year.
love

Tony LaRocca said...

This is MY tree & I ain't lettin' go! Merry new year :)

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! Here's to your soaring into 2008!!!!

Tami said...

Very cool ... and it comes with a science lesson at the same time. :-)
Happy new year!

princesstomato said...

Soaring ants, of course! great job, princessPC.
hey, you're officially tagged with yet another blog-tag-thingy... :)

princessT

Bron Smith said...

Your zany little ants just keep getting more and more clever and appealing.

tusen said...

nice idea. I love the ants' expressions :)The yellow one is certainly one of those not enjoying it so much.

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