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13 brilliant architects in the wild

13 гениальных архитекторов в дикой природе

Not everyone in the wild is content with just safe and warm housing. Some build amazing houses, many of which in their grandiosity and intricacy cause surprise and delight. For example, here are 13 architects who are admirable.

Public weavers

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Photo: Mike Soroczynski

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Photo: TyneWear-Rob

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Photo: Linda De Volder

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Фото: Dillon Marsh

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Public weavers live in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. They are nesting huge nests in which hundreds of birds can be huddled in several generations. Building material – sticks and blades of grass. In the depths of the nest there are cameras that keep warm, in them the birds are warmed by cold nights. (Photo: Denis Roschlau

Australian weaver ants

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Weaver ants, who live in Central Africa and Southeast Asia, twist the leaves and use the spider threads of their larvae to glue them together. The nests of these insects range in size from one beam of glued leaves to half a meter in length. (Photo: Ingo Arndt )

Brown Gardener (Amblyornis inornatus / Vogelkop Bowerbird)

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Photo: thewildernessalternative.com

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Photo: thewildernessalternative.com

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Photo: cannedyams.wordpress.com

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These males of the shanty family create gazebos or small huts of herbs and sticks to attract females for mating. They decorate the dwelling with berries, bugs, flowers and other colorful decorations. Oddly enough, female brown gardener do not use these gazebos to raise chicks. (Photo: thewildernessalternative.com)

Compass termites

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Photo: Ingo Arndt

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Photo: dabendansbookshelf.wordpress.com

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Compass termites build large wedge-shaped termites oriented north-south with their narrow walls for less heating. Thus, they regulate the temperature in the mound. (Photo: Travel NT)

Honey bees

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Photo: Bigstock

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All life of honey bees is associated with hive. Here they build honeycombs from wax secreted by wax glands, harvest food and grow offspring. (Photo: Damian Biniek)

European red forest ants

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European red forest ants build large anthills on the forest litter, where they place their nests. Some of these structures communicate with each other so that the ants can be saved in the event of a disaster. (Photo: Ingo Arndt)

Red oven

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Photo: merlinsilk.com

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The red oven builds a nest of clay and mud. This structure is quite reliable protects from predators. (Photo: Eric Henrique)

Weaver Baya

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Photo: Ingo Arndt

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Photo: Ramnath Bhat

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Photo: Farhan Younus

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These birds often make their elegant hanging nests in the prickly thickets of acacias or over reservoirs, where predators are as difficult to reach them as possible. Nests are built both in the colonies and alone. (Photo: subroto)

Osa

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Photo: Antoinette

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Most wasps do not actually build nests, they either prefer a secluded lifestyle or parasitize. But there are also social wasps that construct artistic-looking architectural masterpieces. Wasp nests are built from plant materials, saliva, resin. Inside they resemble honeycombs. (Photo: crabcaked)

Beavers

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Dams and dams that build beavers serve as a shelter from predators and for hunting in winter. These structures are huge, the largest beaver dam in Wood National Park, Buffalo, Canada, stretched 850 m (Photo: Ingo Arndt)

Oropendola-Montetsuma

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Photo: Andrew Block

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The songbirds of Oropendola-Montetsuma weave their nests from small vines and herbs. Usually about 30 birds live in colonies where there is one dominant male. (Photo: Simon Valdez)

Swallow

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Photo: Saurav Pandey

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Photo: thetransientbiologist.wordpress.com

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Swallows make nests from various materials, sometimes they do not bother and occupy a found or abandoned dwelling. But some types of swallows sculpt nests mainly from their own saliva. Such nests are edible and they are even considered a delicacy. (Photo: Sabyasachi Kolkata)

The Brooks

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Фото: heatherkh

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When it comes time to pupate, the brook becomes a “house” which is formed from pebbles, shells, twigs, grains of sand and other materials. All these elements are connected together by secretions from the silk glands of the animal. In such a safe case, the brooks live until adulthood. (Photo: Jan Hamrsky)

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