|The Flight Of The Queen, Etosha Nationalpark, Namibia|
4 Mar 2011
The Flight Of The Queen
This image tells the story of the flight of the termite queen. Once a year princesses and princes will take a nuptial flight to form a new colony. Ten thousands of termites emerge out of the termite mound and rise into the night. I wanted to show the flying termites including the mound to convey the story in one shot. It is one of those times you have to rely on luck to get it right. Using a 20mm wide angle the close by termite in the upper left corner just makes the picture. It shows just enough body and wings and positioned nicely in a diagonal line to the other emerging termites and the mound.