Werner Bollmann - Quite a few


It’s a quite exciting experience to watch a procession of termites in the tropical rainforests of Borneo. Up to half a million individuals from a colony can be involved in a single foraging expedition. Worker and soldier termites march in column formation across the forest floor up to a canopy tree where they collect plant material which they carry back to their subterrestrial nest. An apparently never-ending stream of tiny insects, which can even be heard: A high rustle fills the air, accentuated by a single bird call or the shout of a monkey – jungle at it’s best.

Location: Borneo, Indonesia

Tags: borneo, hospitalitermes hospitalis, indonesia, insect, insects, jungle, processional termites, rainforest, termite, termites, werner bollmann

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  1. Olivier ESNAULT said:

    19/01/2012 11:33

    Wow !!!
    This shot is awesome. Like the movement :)