"Living Architecture" is the work of graduate student Chris Reid.
"Unlike most ants, army ants do not build permanent mound-like nests for their colonies. Rather, the worker ants build a living nest with their bodies to protect the queen, young ants, and food," says Reid. "In this picture, taken on Barro Colordo Island, Panama, workers of the army ant species
form a bridge with their bodies. This bridge could become the start of a complicated structure with many chambers, all formed from living ants.