Today I’m writing in response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. I’m not a photographer but I take a lot of photos. I thought this suited the theme. There is some information after the photo to fill you in a little on this ‘eerie’ scene.
I took this photo in Litchfield NT Australia. There was something eerie about standing on a boardwalk, not a sound around (at that time we were the only people there) except for a soft rustle of grass beneath the boardwalk looking over the tomb-like creations, knowing inside a very busy world was active.
Magnetic Termite Mounds
These eerie tombstone like creations stretching as far as eye can see, are in fact built by termites. Amazingly they are architectural feats with arches, tunnels, chimneys, insulation and nursery chambers. The mounds are aligned north to south to minimise the exposure to the sun. You can read some more information here