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.
Landscape and travel
Purnululu national park
BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE
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