Tag Archive | insects

The Caterpillar

Episode 07 — The Caterpillar (a very cute caterpillar)

The CaterpillarIf anyone knows the identity of this caterpillar, let us know in the comments.

Filmed by Nicole Terry & Stephen Ames
postproduction and edited by Nicole Terry
Music: “Aftermath” & “Moon Lounge Omnicron Prime” by Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com

EPISODE 08: Majestic Birds (part one)
EPSIODE 06: The Way of the Ants




Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens



In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh



Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. Annie Leibovitz



One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare



The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi



In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle



He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates





The Way of the Ants

Seek the Path in the Way of the Ant. . .

EPISODE 06 of our nature series.

Filmed by Stephen Ames
postproduction & edited by Nicole Terry
Music “Chee Zee Jungle”& “Five Armies” by Kevin MacLeod
Sound F/X “ants colony movement of ants” from SoundBible

EPISODE 05: The Epic Battle: Birds vs. Snake

Nature is Kin

FlowerAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

SnakeThe good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi

Frog & FliesNature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. Henry David Thoreau

SwampLook deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein

Preying MantisOne touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

Dragon’s Fly

The beauty and the mystery of the dragonfly. . .

Dragon's Fly 7
filmed by Stephen Ames
postproduction & editing by Nicole Terry
Intro F/X “Bee Quiet” by Ergo Phizmiz from the album, Idiot
Music “Clean Soul” & “Frost Waltz” by Kevin MacLeod

EPISODE 04: Turtle Crossing
EPISODE 02: Duck, Duck, DUCKS!

The Dragonfly Gallery (click on thumbnail for larger view)

And Along Came God

We love to explore the ground among the insects to see from their perspective.

Welcome to episode one of our new nature series (filmed in HD). Episode one features an unidentified beetle and dead cicada (awesome pics to follow in a future post).

filmed by Stephen Ames
postproduction by Nicole Terry
Music from  “Clenched Teeth” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 02 — Duck, Duck, DUCKS!
Episode 03 — Dragon’s Fly

Social Insects

“Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Toad Frown“It is amazing what a lot of insect life goes on under your nose when you have got it an inch from the earth. I suppose it goes on in any case, but if you are proceeding on your stomach, dragging your body along by your fingernails, entomology presents itself very forcibly as a thoroughly justified science.” ~Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Grumpy Old Spider“We are not like the social insects. They have only the one way of doing things and they will do it forever, coded for that way. We are coded differently, not just for binary choices, go or no-go. We can go four ways at once, depending on how the air feels: go, no-go, but also maybe, plus what the hell let’s give it a try.” ~Lewis Thomas

Pretty Eyes“When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?” ~Jeremy Rifkin

Dramatic Cicada“I always liked the idea that America is a big facade. We are all insects crawling across on the shiny hood of a Cadillac. We’re all looking at the wrapping. But we won’t tear the wrapping to see what lies beneath.” ~Tom Waits

Best Friends“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” ~E.O. Wilson

“There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.” ~Soren Kierkegaard