What may appear as an untouched landscape is actually an ant-infested mountain. Trails form in the foreground, as the distant peak has been stripped bare by the colony.
Like ants on a hill, skiers and snowboarders spread on the mountain searching not for food, but for powder.
When ants leave their nest they lay a dotted trail of pheromones to help them find back home.
If an ant finds food, it lays down a continuous trail back home, signaling a viable source of food to other foraging ants.
For those who seek fresher foods, the rewards are great.
In the right conditions, even leftovers taste good.
For the pioneering ant, the search is not without risks. Predators loom in the shadows and steep flanks of each mountain they climb.
When the nearby supply is finished, the bravest ants seek solitude and search for untapped sources.