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Ant Hills by the Millions

by on Aug.14, 2019, under Life, Photography

We’d travelled far enough north now for the ant hills to start…

Any by ant hills, I mean not just a few here and there but millions upon millions of them. Most of them are around 50cm to 2m tall but so particularly impressive ones are over 3m tall

Millions upon Millions

Millions upon Millions

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 110

The photo above was taken out the passenger window as we drove along. It’s pretty typical of what you see going out across the land into the distance

The ant hills change in form across the region. Here they are mostly more vertical and pillar like. In the Pilbara they are enormous wide mounds. They also vary widely in colour based on the soil in the area. From these reddy brown ones to orange and really deep red ones, beige, cream, brown, grey, charcoal and even almost black ones

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Pillars

Pillars

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Zig Zag

Zig Zag

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/100 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Counterbalance

Counterbalance

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 100


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