Nature has always inspired architects but rarely do we stop and appreciate the craftsmanship of animals themselves in the building of their own homes. This Happy Monday, thanks to a brilliant new book by world-renowned nature photographer Ingo Arnd, we are celebrating animal architecture in all its magnificence. From a gigantic communal nest built by sociable weavers in Namibia, accommodating up to a hundred breeding pairs of the sparrow-sized birds, to a spiralling wasps' nest made from chewed up wood and a vast, beautiful coral reef, these breathtaking images offer fascinating scientific insight into animal building skills and habits, and will hopefully help to supplement your happiness on this Bank Holiday weekend.
Happy (Easter) Monday! #anotherhappymonday
Animal Architecture, by Ingo Arndt, Jim Brandenburg and Tautz, is published by Abrams and Chronicle Books and is available from May 1.