Wednesday, 13 August 2014

N is for...

Nature

We visited the World Museum in Liverpool last weekend and one of our particular favourite sections was the Bug House.  I have mentioned in other posts about how much Meg and Eli love mini beasts so you can imagine their delight.  I steered away from most of the creepy crawlies but did enjoy watching the leaf-cutter ants.

They are the strongest animal (for their size) in the world and it was utterly fascinating to watch these teeny ants carry parts of a leaf often four times the size of them up the rope on their back.

I took a lot of photos trying to capture them; they move so blinking fast and the lighting was quite grim making it tricky but I hope you can get the idea from this shot.


I am joining in with the Alphabet Photography Project which is being hosted over on PODcast

8 comments:

  1. Love this photo, we love nature too

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  2. We love that Museum, the bug house was closed when we went so a return visit might just be in order! Leaf cutter ants are amazing the weight they carry is unbelievable I could sit and watch them for hours.

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  3. They are fascinating. Look at the size of the leaf and carrying it vertically up. I love mini-beasts. I can spend hours photographing them. #AlphabetPhoto

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  4. We chose nature too :) Love the photo..it's amazing how much they can carry being so small!! x

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  5. Sara (@mumturnedmom)14 August 2014 at 16:54

    Nature is a great N word :) Leaf cutter ants are quite amazing aren't they? That's a great shot of it climbing x #alphabetphoto

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  6. It sounds like bugs really have been the theme for your summer! Which is awesome, I'll bet the children have learned loads!

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  7. A beautiful capture! Love bugs :)

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  8. Craig Knowles-Smith16 August 2014 at 08:19

    To be fair that is a great pic its so clear to see what ur description of them looks like #alphabetproject

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