Travel Photo of the Day (August 9)

"Are you looking at me?" This is a Lilac-breasted Roller. Photo taken in Botswana.

“Are you looking at me?” This is a Lilac-breasted Roller. Photo taken in Botswana.

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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48 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (August 9)

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    I’ve never seen colors like that before on a bird!

  2. Jackie says:

    Excellent capture! The caption is perfect. I hope you have a great weekend. 😀

  3. bocafrau says:

    Gorgeous. Love the colors. What a great shot.

  4. dadirri7 says:

    what a beautiful bird! so well captured too 🙂

  5. niasunset says:

    what a beautiful colours of her… Wonderful photograph. Thank you dear TBM, love, nia

  6. pattisj says:

    This might be the prettiest bird ever! It would look great in my sewing room. Love those colors.

  7. Vishy says:

    Beautiful picture, TBM! The Lilac-breasted Roller is so beautiful! I didn’t know that you had been to Botswana. How is it? I remembering having Bostswana stamps when I was younger and I remember them being very colourful with pictures of beautiful wild animals and birds.

    • TBM says:

      Botswana is amazing, Vishy. The landscape, the animals, and the people are mind-blowing. We spent a few days near Chobe National Park and a few days in the Okavango Delta. It is one of the countries that I think about a lot and I would love to go back. Just that other day I said to my partner, “I need to go back to Africa.” It’s hard to describe. Once you go it becomes a part of you.

  8. How very, very beautiful!

  9. megtraveling says:

    Beautiful picture – what lovely coloring!

  10. beautiful photo! you see the best stuff!!!

  11. wolke205 says:

    What a sweet colorful guy 😀 Happy Weekend 🙂

  12. What a beautiful bird! I don’t think I have ever seen a picture of a Roller before. I’ve never heard of one. Thanks for showing a new image! 🙂

  13. That is a beautiful bird! I think it beats out our Bluebird!! I must google to check out its size. Nice snap TBM!

  14. Novroz says:

    She’s beautiful! I love her colors

  15. This is a life list bird, for sure! Gorgeous.

  16. Beautiful and colorful birdie!

  17. That’s an amazingly beautiful shot,

  18. bulldog says:

    These Rollers are so beautiful… and so rewarding if one can capture them in flight… great photo..

  19. the colors made me gasp. natures colors are so amazing. flowers, birds, moths and butterflies. no wonder man started wearing clothes, pretty dull in the greater scheme of things.

    • TBM says:

      That’s an interesting point about colorful clothing. All of my travels have taught me that nature is amazing. I’m always shocked by how impressive it is and I appreciate it more and more.

  20. Jo Bryant says:

    what a stunning animal…the colours are glorious

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