Travel Photo of the Day (Feb. 2)

If you are allergic to ants, I don’t suggest getting too close to this bunch. Β This photo was taken in Honduras.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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32 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Feb. 2)

  1. xandimusic says:

    Great one TBM very nice!

  2. Gilly Gee says:

    They would bite me, bugs always do!

  3. wolke205 says:

    Great shot! πŸ˜€ We have a few of this “ant-homes” in the woods & horsie is so not smart..One time he stepped on it, second time he has chosen to pee there..And I was like: “Shaman, move your ass, they are climbing on your legs already!” He was like: “Huh, you re talking to me? Dum-di-dum-di-dum…” πŸ˜‰

    • TBM says:

      Oh poor Shaman! I hope they don’t bite him. When I was a kid I fell on an ant home and that was the time when we figured out I was allergic. Take care of Shaman…sounds like he needs help πŸ™‚

      • wolke205 says:

        Oh no! So you should stay away from them too πŸ˜‰ Yes, he needs help with that, but he doesnt listen to me πŸ˜‰ Have a great evening πŸ™‚

      • TBM says:

        Sounds like your horse and my dog have a lot in common—they won’t listen and get into silly situations. But they are adorable and we love them.

  4. lynnsbooks says:

    Good picture. This made me think of an exhibit in a gallery I saw when on holiday in France. It was basically a film of ants – who looked like they were constructing a necklace around a statue – the necklace was entirely made of pieces of food – in actual fact it was a short film of a nest of ants deconstructing the necklace and removing all the pieces of food to their ant hill which was being played in reverse but it was quite clever not to mention captivating. They really are industrious and organised little critters! That being said I don’t like being bitten by them.
    Thanks for the picture.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    • TBM says:

      That sounds like a really interesting film. Yes they are busy workers. This group was cutting up pieces from this plant and then carrying them away. I couldn’t figure out how far they were going since I didn’t want to stray too much from the path. You never know what you will find in a rainforest. And I was impressed by how much they worked together.

  5. Kate Kresse says:

    good photo–but it DID kind of give me the shivers, although i am not phobic about bugs…

  6. niasunset says:

    I am allergic too. But your photograph is worthy. Great Shot. Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

    • TBM says:

      I’m sorry to hear that Nia. I know how much it can itch, swell, and hurt when you get bitten. Be careful and I’m glad you liked the photo.

  7. Fergiemoto says:

    Good photo!…but it makes me feel like they are crawling all over me.

    • TBM says:

      I had that feeling a lot when I was in Honduras. It is funny how your mind can play tricks on you. At least I hope it was my mind and not the real thing.

  8. melfrommass says:

    That’s a lively bunch you caught there!

  9. T.F.Walsh says:

    Such a good close up as the ants are working hard on that leaf:)

  10. Makes me itchy looking at it! LOL.

  11. I get itchy by looking at the photo πŸ˜‰ but it’s -yet again- a great one! Way to make ants look pretty and artistic!

  12. The Hook says:

    Magnificent work!
    I’d love to put video of this bunch to music…

  13. pagesofjulia says:

    Leafcutters? My husband is surprisingly and kind of randomly really excited about leafcutters. We found them in unbelievable numbers in a little tiny national park in Costa Rica and he got stuck taking video of them until I drug him away. Funny. And cool.

    • TBM says:

      I think I would get along with your husband. I often get the “are you done taking photos” look. They are fascinating creatures though. So tiny and yet so strong and focused. I wish I had their drive! I haven’t been to Costa Rica yet, but when I go, I’ll be on the lookout for leafcutters.

  14. Kristina says:

    Cool shot πŸ˜‰ I am not a big fan of ants πŸ˜€

  15. My 10 year old daughter has a fire ant bite in her right eye. She shuddered when she saw your photo.

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