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Animal Architecture Photography

animal architectureThe vogelkop gardener bowerbird builds an impressive home to attract mates

In Animal Architecture, a new book from Abrams, nature photographer Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt’s photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua and the fantastic nests created by ants in Africa.

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Termite homes average almost ten feet tall

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A european red wood ant nest in Hessen, Germany

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Baya weavers in Namibia

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The complexities of building a nest are shown in this image

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An intricate web home

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Australian weaver ants building their nest by pulling on leaves and working in chains, in Northern Territory, Australia

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A wasp nest made of masticated wood

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17 responses

  1. Perkenalkan, saya dari indonesia. Maaf saya tak bisa berbasa inggris.
    Saya sangat suka karya karya anda.

    August 13, 2014 at 20:19

  2. Reblogged this on Mis Reblogs.

    August 9, 2014 at 14:37

  3. Stunning and beautiful photos of a world most of us never see…thank you…

    July 24, 2014 at 03:59

  4. Beautiful. Love that Baya weaver. Thank you for sharing.

    July 23, 2014 at 04:48

  5. sjp

    Big things, small packages

    July 23, 2014 at 04:07

  6. Amazing.

    July 22, 2014 at 23:59

  7. Fabulous!

    July 22, 2014 at 23:54

  8. wow.
    thank you. ~m

    July 22, 2014 at 23:54

  9. Cynthia


    July 22, 2014 at 23:36

  10. Reblogged this on The Blurry Zebra and commented:
    Mind blown!

    July 22, 2014 at 22:40

  11. Very cool. Animals are amazing!

    July 22, 2014 at 22:33

  12. Reblogged this on My Choice and commented:
    Wonders of the world

    July 22, 2014 at 21:28

  13. That is amazing!

    July 22, 2014 at 21:14

  14. You are always bringing the most impressive pictures to share … Thank you my dear

    July 22, 2014 at 21:06

  15. wow interesting!

    July 22, 2014 at 20:58

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