Wildlife photographer Ana Filipa Scarpa spotted the bizarre tower of red locusts while driving along the road north of Lisbon in Portugal
According to the United Nationas a red locust can eat its own bodyweight in food each day while traveling between 20-30 kilometres
‘The swarm extended perhaps 1,000 ft. It was nearly a quarter of a mile away from my position and I took the picture with a 200 mm lens.
‘Perspective makes the leading edge of the swarm appear smaller and thus tapered.’
The red locust can have a devastating impact on the developing world where outbreaks can threaten 15 million people with starvation.