The Vivaldi Ants

(6 min) Leaf cutter ants march to the sounds of Vivaldi through the untouched tropical underbrush, themselves like notes on a sheet of music following a rigid order to compose rhythmical succession. They carry their self-carved leaf cuttings over collapsed "tree giants" and across cliff-like gaps in the red tropical soil. The camera seems to be carried along by their constant movement, and yet despite the harmony we cannot ignore the impacts humans are having on such increasingly rare and fragile global ecosystems.