Travel Photo of the Day (July 2)

Does anyone know what this is? I found him in Danum Valley in Malaysia and I was too chicken to get too close. I love the horns even though they also scare me.

Does anyone know what this is? I found him in Danum Valley in Malaysia and I was too chicken to get closer. I love the horns even though they also scare me.

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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57 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (July 2)

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    Goodness that is one amazing creature.

  2. How cool is this critter! OMG, it’s the demon (Tim Curry) from “Legend”, slain by Tom Cruise (who was still a convincing “goodie” back then… ah, those were the days…
    Just as well you didn’t get too close.

  3. thirdeyemom says:

    No idea but great photo!

  4. Colline says:

    Interesting insect. Never seen it before.

  5. I swear I have seen this little guy on a David Attenborough series. Super cute though!

  6. Sorry, too fat and tired to research tonight :). Cool bug though.

  7. I love cool bugs. No idea what it is so I suggest we call it the Malaysian Long Horn.

  8. bulldog says:

    Great capture…

  9. StillWalks says:

    What a fantastic creature! And a fantastic photo of it 🙂

  10. pattisj says:

    That is one interesting insect.

  11. The Hook says:

    I wonder if it gets HBO with those things?

  12. Ahh stunning! Have you found out what it is yet?

  13. Wow! The bull of bugs! Daunting. Ole!

  14. Anna says:

    What an amazing creature! Nature is full of surprises.

    • TBM says:

      It sure is. There are so many creatures out there and I’m always curious about the ones that haven’t been found yet.

      • Anna says:

        Same here! I just wish there would soon be a better solution for palm oil and other activities that destroy important ecosystems.

      • TBM says:

        I’m with you. We need to realize we can’t keep taking instead of protecting.

  15. Vishy says:

    So beautiful and unique! Nature is so amazing and beautiful. It is wonderful that you spotted this beauty 🙂

  16. I have no idea BUT it is very beautiful in a scary kind of way!

  17. Fergiemoto says:

    YIKES! That’s something that screams to me, “Danger! Stay away!”
    I have no idea what it is and I have never seen one before. Great capture, though!

  18. fgassette says:

    WOW! An amazing find. The world is full of some wonderful creatures. Hope you discover what it is.

  19. looks like it could hurt you but it is magnificent looking

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