Nature's Place

Tumble in the Jungle


I was in Mt Cotton scout camp today and the most extraordinary event occurred.

There is a small garden there where the Joey’s planted some flowers and shrubs. It is bordered by a few timbers and as is their way the ants use them as a highway through the debris that litters the ground.

Today while I was looking for what I might find in the way of creatures – structure and beauty to shoot I saw these two ants going at each other. They didn’t seem too serious but I suspect they were well matched and that’s the only reason one of them didn’t die in the fight.

They tumbled this way and that, mandible locked to mandible, up and down the natural landscape. For ages it seemed they battled it out, for what? Supremacy, what else?

Towards the end they had been fighting their way up and down a small twig and eventually one of them gave up and ran away. The other then ran back up the twig and all but shouted out in triumph.

I won! Yeahhh!

Well, maybe.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge

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  1. MObugs41 said, on 05/09/2009 at 1:18 am

    LOL, wonderful capture, nature never ceases to amaze. The images are beautiful.

    • Mark said, on 05/09/2009 at 2:01 am

      Wonderful nature for sure. Glad you like ’em.

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