Artwork by Andrey Pavlov published in The Telegraph: The fantasy world of ants: photographs by Andrey Pavlov.
The photographic series ‘the Fantasy World of Ants’ by Andrey Pavlov is a visual reminder of just how fascinating this planet is. The ants in Pavlov’s dramatic fairy tale landscapes are real and alive, photographed while strategically lured to pose in the artistic set-ups. Due to ants’ natural curiosity it wasn’t too hard to get them to participate, according to Pavlov*. So here they are, posing in human fantasy dramas while they carry on with their natural ant pursuits.
Who needs fictive thrillers when the world is inundated with epic life-and death dramas … just take a walk outside and look down
I spotted Pavlov’s photo series in a G+ update by Alexander Walbersdorf this morning. It immediately stroke a philosophical note due to recent elaborate comment discussions on the posts ‘Ants‘ and ‘I killed Him‘ by Sensoryoverload2012 (me being the elaborate one, as usual;-).
My world view: fellow creatures are incredible fascinating upon a close look, even when they are small and insecty. Ants form advances societies and live out dramatic adventures every day while they go about their jobs**. Look at Pavlov’s photographic artwork and understand how fascinating small worlds can be! 🙂
Pavlov’s photos can be purchased online via his artist profile on Depositphotos.
If you read this post while it is fresh, many more of Andrey Pavlov’s ant photos can also be seen on Alexander Walbersdorf’s G+ profile.
*Interview in Daily Mail Online 6 March 2012: Antsy fantasy: Russian photographer creates a fairytale world with obliging insects
**Of course I’m anthropomorphising … what else can I do, I’m just human.
Ps. I shouldn’t post so many images in one post, however this one pesters me to be shared too: