Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of AntsNote: this exhibition closed October 12, 2009
This site views ants through the eyes of photographer and Smithsonian Research Associate Mark W. Moffett and scientists from the Smithsonian and elsewhere as they expose the hidden life of ants. Get a look at life from an ant’s point of view as the go about their daily business, see a cast of an underground ant city, and videos of living ant colonies.
Explore the Photo Gallery for a look into this busy universe.
Ants dominate the small-scale world. We may seldom notice them, but ants affect their ecosystems as much as humans do.
And much like us, ants achieve domination by being social creatures. They must cooperate with each other to meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and defense. How they do this can look both strikingly familiar and bizarre.
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