If you’re into fried ants, Colombia is right for you! The ants being eaten there are rather big and are called Hormigas Culonas (~big ass ants). They are also available in lemon or barbecue flavour!
We had these ants for breakfast in San Gil, Santander in central Colombia. How gorgeous they taste!
There is something about spiders that makes people’s skin crawl; maybe it has to do with all those hairy legs? To get in the spirit of spooky Halloween, we are diving into the world of the top ten scariest spiders. After looking at this top ten list you may think that all spiders are scary but remember they rarely bite and very few are dangerous. Spiders are also really important to the environment because most eat other insects, which help control pest populations. If you do see venomous spiders, like the ones in this list, remember to stay away! Although they rarely bite it’s much safer to not test their mood.
Spider, spider dreaming night
In the webbing of delight
Dangling from a feather waiting strike,
Who would plan your putrid pike?
I’m a fly buzzing, see,
Yet in your catcher of dreams I am free!
Here I am, drying, waiting
For you twist the sinews of my heart writhing.
Nature is cruel like the cosmos.
Decomposing, I’m the garden with a rose,
How malevolent is your temper?
As benevolent as my tongue you’ll devour later?
Spider, spider, dangling high
Round your token whose death is nigh,
Spinning for your master, Fuehrer of the Reich,
Who would dare to plan your horrid pike?
(I like spiders so stay tuned for more scary spider pictures. If anyone can tell me what what type of spider this is let me know)
A macro insect is always tricky – lots of camera shake going on. The size of the water drops give you the idea of how small the fly was.
This was taken in my back garden, unfortunately the season for macro photographing bugs is rather early (rarely to see and still quite small – looking for some plump spiders this summer)
You can put your mind at rest – this guy was only playing dead.
Taken at Wimbledon Common with one flash and some marco equipment.
Lots of people think there’s a pigeon problem. Getting rid of pigeons? That’s the way you do it.
Unfortunately the pigeons spear themselves while trying to land – resulting in lots of only one-legged crippled pigeons.
Not sure why the pigeons in london try to land on these friendly constructions? Can’t they spot the spikes?
Pigeons facts: Why do pigeons bob their heads?
The pigeon has side mounted eyes unlike humans and owls which have forward facing eyes. As a pigeons have monocular vision rather than binocular vision they bob their heads for depth of perception. The pigeon’s eyes work much better with stationary images and therefore, as the pigeon takes a step forward the head is temporarily left behind. The next step jerks the head forward again and so on. This allows the bird to correctly orient itself.