'Leafcutter ants - an organism in motion
Harvesting food supplies from a distant location
Following ingrained patterns of behaviour.
An oily line of carbon disrupts their path.
What happens when they encounter this totally unexpected intrusion into their world?
What choices do they have?
What decisions do they make?
Can they learn from experience and adapt to the new circumstances?
Can they incorporate this knowledge into their worldview?
In what way is our behaviour reflected in that of the ants?
In what way does their behaviour mirror ours?
What responses will we make as carbon completely changes our world?'
Daro Montag, from Cape Farewell's 2009 Andes Expedition.