Thursday, October 13, 2011

Very, very large ants


These giant ants are part of the "Big Bugs" exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden that I told you all about two weeks ago.  After I took this shot I wondered if the passengers of that jet could see these creatures crawling down the hill. They might get a little concerned about the bug situation in Arizona.

18 comments:

brattcat said...

these ants have reached sci-fi stature.

Regina K said...

Those passengers have heard of the different types of bugs and vegetation in the desert.

Kathy said...

They certainly look like giants.

Randy said...

Sure make that jet look small. Nice one.

Magpie said...

I can really tell how huge they are because of how they dwarf the saguaros! How do you move something that large into place without disturbing the vegetation?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Perhaps the Desert Botanical Garden's next art exhibit will be space aliens.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the way you've composed this shot Sharon, it really does look like something out of a science fiction movie.

Teresa said...

It looks like the setting for an Alfred Hitchcock movie!
Great capture.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

That's an interesting question. I am flying out later this month. I'll have to be on the look out for them!

RedPat said...

It reminds me of an old movie with horrible killer ants - can't remember the title.
I missed that sculpture in Liverpool - only had 1 day there and didn't know about it. There should be a "Rough Guide of Art" series of travel books.

Jarart said...

Oh yes, this looks like a horror movie to me! Yikes! But fun too, I think. I like the way you captured the plane in the picture.

Lowell said...

I'm concerned about the bug situation in Arizona just looking at this picture. Sure hope they can't reproduce...metal bugs would be hard to kill.

Super shot; great composition! Really gives a sense of scale...and the airplane provides the finishing touch!

glenda said...

Great photo.They are a little creepy. I will finally see some of these on Fri. at the plant sale.

Karl said...

Impressive shot Sharon!

Thérèse said...

Perfect setting for a science fiction movie!

JM said...

A Sci Fi movie?! :-) Fantastic!

john (johneskey.com) said...

This is my favorite one so far.

Steve Reed said...

These are great!