Ant Photography By Andrey Pavlov

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Mr. Pavlov sets up the props, the ants gladly raise them. According to Mr Pavlov, “I used to work in theatre which was a big help when it came to making props, and I chose ants because I respect them and their way of life.”

Mr. Pavlov says that having children changed the way he perceived life. “Ants care about their children and look after the elderly.” says Mr. Pavlov.

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Mr Pavlov arranges the scenes at an anthill just metres from his home in Moscow, Russia.

Very willing participants..crickets and ants.

Andrey Pavlov spends hours creating scenes for the ants to inhabit.

Mr. Pavlov says his prop-making skills come from his background in theatre.

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crickets and ants
Mr. Pavlov said the trick is knowing how ants work, generally in a line and following each other. A little redirection and they’ll go where you want.

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ants playing soccer
Yard Team

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Bears take bare hand by Andrey Pavlov.

“Ants care about their children and look after the elderly” says Andrey. After viewing this photo, I will now always look at ants in a new light.

ants and fingertip
Just a little coaxing.
More photos here:

ants eating honey
Lunch Break.

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Self portrait, Andrey Pavlov with Ants. There is an anthill just steps from Andrey’s home.

Another ant artist:
ants columbia
Fiberglass Ants by Rafael Gomez Barros on a government building in Bogata, Columbia.


Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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