Posted on May 01 2014
Tree ants forming chain gangs, love nests built by birds, plains of termite mounds and even golden protective cases built by larvae. See some of the most incredible homes created by animals below.
A beaver lodge.
A wasp nest made of masticated wood.
Huge fields littered with compass termite towers, which average 3m tall, throughout northern Australia.
Australian weaver ants building their nest by pulling on leaves and working in chains, in Northern Territory, Australia.
European red wood ant nests in Hessen, Germany.
The bower of the vogelkop gardener bowerbird is a complex architectural masterpiece.
Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.