Animal architects are much like human architects. They build unique structures best suited to their way of life. Examples found in nature include spider webs, bird nests, beehives, and termite mounds, just to name a few! Here, Delaware Photographic Society (DPS) members share their images of animal architecture. These pictorial stories show the functional beauty achieved by nature’s industrious animal architects.
DPS member Karl Leck said of his image Termite Mounds, “I took the image at Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa. The termites cope with the relatively dry climate and strong sunlight by constructing dried mud skyscrapers that breathe. Termite mounds can be over 8 feet tall. They are everywhere in the Namibia desert landscape.”
DPS welcomes and encourages everyone to develop a lifelong interest in photography. Meetings are held most Mondays from October through May at 7:30 p.m. in the DuPont Pavilion, Cokesbury Village, 726 Loveville Road, Hockessin, DE.
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