Messor capensis nests, as seen by The Google
Over at Photo Synthesis, commentator Kate directs our attention to Messor capensis, a South African seed harvester whose nests from the air look like some form of fungal growth. Except much, much bigger. (coordinates here: 33Â° 36â57.32âS, 22Â° 08â06.38âE)
I've only got one really crappy photo of the beast, but I'll subject you to it anyway:
First time seeing this. Awesome. It reminds of crater mounds in the Sierras, but scaled up many times.
OMG! Wonderful Nature!
Are these different colonies? If so, then do they fight a lot?