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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.

Tags: Australia Western australia Landscape and travel Purnululu national park EAST KIMBERLEY BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE ORD REGION CATHEDRAL GORGE TERMITES MOUNDS

Voters: annettep38, gary_d, barbarahirst and 14 more

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
20 Apr 2012 12:45PM
Amazing nature Jean, excellent set of images giving us an insight to this harsh land.

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
20 Apr 2012 12:51PM
Isn't nature wonderful, a really interesting set of images. - gary
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Apr 2012 12:51PM
never saw this part of Australia.. amazing place
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Apr 2012 1:38PM
It's amazing to think that small termites can build a mound so tall Smile. Well captured and most interesting image, Jean-Noel. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Apr 2012 2:49PM
I've seen quite a few on flat ground with soil, but on the hill/cliff side with a rock base - amazing... and very well captured.

moiral 7 12 Scotland
20 Apr 2012 4:00PM
Amazing little creatures. Well captured shots. Moira
20 Apr 2012 4:45PM
Wonderful set of images, the colours and tones are excellent.

9 10 10 England
20 Apr 2012 5:43PM
Amazing Nature JN and captured so well. Colourful but very harsh enviroment I think.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 Apr 2012 10:58AM
Great pictures of this interesting landscape

Cor 9 Belgium
23 Apr 2012 8:47AM
A top serie and so well taken +++++

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