Project Athena - Day 25 (Bugs)

Ants Are Really Aliens

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
— Henry David Thoreau

Okay...so I know that ants have all of these amazing qualities that very often get touted as something that humans should aspire to, but look at this guy...HE'S AN ALIEN!

He may be well organized, share his belongings unconditionally, have super ant strength, be well-disciplined and a very cooperative team player...but he still has to live with 10,000 other ants in an incommodious space, rigorously hauling ant stuff all day long through a cramped tunnel with both incoming and outgoing traffic.

How they tell each other apart is beyond me. They all appear to be exactly the same, with exception of the queen of course. Where's the fun in that?

I think I will admire their ant qualities from afar. Besides, they bite. And excavate my patio.

Red Alien (AKA Ant)    Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 40 mm • F/5.3 • 1/500s • ISO 400 • +4 Macro Filter

Red Alien (AKA Ant)

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 40 mm • F/5.3 • 1/500s • ISO 400 • +4 Macro Filter