Travel Photo of the Day (Feb. 7)

I couldn’t tell if this buffalo was more annoyed by having his photo taken or by the bird on his face.  The bird is a Red-billed Oxpecker.  These birds feed on ticks found on animals.

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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26 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Feb. 7)

  1. Gilly Gee says:

    Buffalo are very dangerous beasties!

  2. niasunset says:

    WOW! What a timing… at first I didn’t notice the bird, my focus was Buffalo’s eyes and face… and then I saw the bird… I am glad you weren’t his focus!!!! This is so beautiful photograph, dear TBM, Thank you, with my love, nia

  3. IsobelandCat says:

    I imagine he must have been pretty pleased to get rid of ticks. Maybe he just has a naturally serious expression. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I was amazed that so many of the animals didn’t even notice the birds. I saw them on giraffes as well. They are being helpful. Buffaloes are very serious beasts.

  4. Kinda looks like my husband first thing in the morning. Oops did I really type that?? LMAO

  5. Fergiemoto says:

    Hmmmm…I don’t know, but I’ll let him be the boss and leave him alone. With a look like that, I won’t argue.

  6. Robyn says:

    I couldn’t even see the bird at first! Haha. Great shot.

  7. sometimes I could need such an oxpecker on my back …

  8. Kristina says:

    My camera would have been shaking 😉 Beautiful shot 😀

  9. He looks both placid and angry at the same time.
    Great capture.

  10. Now that’s a fierce buffalo. And he seems to be looking straight at you.

  11. buddhafulkat says:

    How funny. He looks so grumpy, I can hear him grumbling! What an amazing shot!

    • TBM says:

      It didn’t seem like he was having the best of days. It was hard not to giggle when watching him, but I didn’t want to hurt his feelings or antagonize him. I would lose the battle I think.

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