Ants As Journalism: Chasing Down the Secret Lives of Small Subjects
Aired On: Jan 20, 2011
Mark Moffett discusses photographing ants and his observations of how their lives resemble ours in surprising ways, from issues of public health, market economies, highways and warfare.
Mark Moffett is a Harvard-trained ecologist who has had close to 500 images featured in National Geographic magazine. Mostly of his subjects are the small and underappreciated: spiders, frogs and snakes. Over the last seven years, he has pursued unusual ants around the world to document the stories of their social lives for his new book, Adventures Among Ants...