One day after the first rain since a month we went deep into the Amazon forest and found a lot of activity in the 'smallest' corners of the forest. Here you see a quite big ant nest with a huge amount of ants crawling around on the outside. Thanks to the contact mics of Brice Jeannin and the braveness of Francisco Lopez we managed to make a recording of these ants. As soon as the contactmics were put in the nest they started to follow the cables until they reached our bodies. Luckily the pain of their bites only lasted for one second.

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During the same walk we also came across another kind of nest. A trumpet like branch of an immense tree hosted a colony of bees. Have a closer look at the borders of the entrance, which is covered with honey, just like my microphones were at the end of a long recording.

 

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Please enjoy some pictures of the abundant nature and wildlife of the Brazilian Amazon while listening to this edit that was created at the end of my residency.

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