Five-Year Timelapse of Ants in a Scanner

We’ve shared a good number of time-lapse videos here on PetaPixel before, but this one is pretty unique in the way it was created: François Vautier put an ant colony inside his scanner, and scanned the colony once a week over the course of five years. He then compiled the resulting images into a time-lapse video. It’s a little hard to make out what’s going on, and the zooming and panning can be a little distracting, but the idea is pretty interesting nonetheless.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Njordanphoto

    Cool concept. And great choice of Infected Mushroom for music!

  • Tramod

    This would be a great intro to a movie

  • Piedmont Photo

    Very cool concept.

  • seegullmedia

    I'm really not quite sure what I'm looking at…

  • Kontakt
  • Kinsei

    This is not real. You can see the same segments of video repeating over and over again.