One Day, before Covid, I was sitting on a bench in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve near the Duck Pond when I spotted a line of ants marching across the open space at my feet. I took a couple of shots with my iPhone. Later on the images were input to Adobe Illustrator; the results are shown below:
The iPhone image was imported into Ai as a background; a brush was made with a stock glyph of an ant, and text added to finish the project. No ants were harmed in this exercise.