These strange shapes climbing the dome in this magnificent landscape are not statues created by some conceptual artist. Tiny spinifex termites built those amazing structures using soil cemented with their own excreta.
The mound provides protection for the termite colony from the sun, rain and flood. It is also a storehouse for plant fibre which is their staple diet.
|Camera:||Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||4 Sep 2011 - 12:58 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.5|