The path that I have chosen led me to a wall (Tapiur in London)
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Taken in autumn 2011 in London Tooting near the off-licence where I used to buy beers.
A bee is pollinating a flower.
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!
Black vultures can be found in cities in southern USA, through Central America and throughout most of South America where it feeds on rubbish. This black vulture picture was photographed in San Gil, Colombia.
grey headed flying fox @Horniman Museum London
Mute Swans are one of the heaviest flying birds and are rather aggressive. Swans fighting can be seen amongst young male adults like in this photo of swans. Photoshop’s pixelbender was used to generate this picture.
Do spiders eat grasshoppers? They love them! The spider was eating the grasshopper – not nice, especially sicne my photo assistant threw the poor grasshopper into the the spider web. We’re still feeling bad about it.
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. [...]
This fly macro photo shows visitor to my house. Feel free to use it a fly wallpaper.
It’s waiting in the dark. You can’t have it all, the increased macro magnification comes at the expense of depth-of-field – but you can play with it.
This water buffalo photo shows an asian water buffalo, found in Vietnam. I heard they produce some great water buffalo milk, water buffalo yogurt and even water buffalo mozzarella!
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 [...]
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? [...]
This would be the terrestrial megadrile earthworm which are hermaphrodites, which means that each animal has both male and female reproductive organs. When two earthworms mate, both worms typically fertilize each other (no trouble in reproduction) There are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms. Even though worms don’t have eyes, they can sense light, especially [...]
Strong Welsh horses. Taken at Martin’s Haven, Wales, UK.
This is a picture of a girl kissing a horse. I like that the kiss is making the horse smile. Taken in Martin’s Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. There’s also this poem: Kissing a Horse by Robert Wrigley
A seemingly lost but beneficial insect. Beware of lady bug bites though. Taken in London, UK.
This poor goldfish was found in Colombia in a shop where I used to cover my beer supply. Goldfish can live in a bowl but not long. In the best case, goldfish living in a bowl that is regularly cleaned will live for a couple of years. The worst scenario is the fish will be [...]
Two grasshoppers doing the biology thing. Are they having fun? Probably not since it’s reproduction. Humans can’t do plain reproduction.
A cow in the Bavarian mountains (alps). (High dynamic range (HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods)
Puppies being sold on a busy street in Saigon, Vietnam.
Slaved into brittle and worked for a lifetime Shaved into rhythm to die on duty The Death of A Workhorse (obituary archives)
Since closure (1983) Battersea Power Station (near battersea park) has remained largely unused, with numerous failed development plans from successive site owners. The site is currently owned by Irish company Real Estate Opportunities, who purchased it for £400 million in November 2006. The station is the largest brick building in Europe and is notable for its [...]
This one was shot from my hotel room. There’s not much room in Hong Kong…
When you’re dreaming about fish this could mean the following:
Not really a Colombian pet, rather a typical dog without home and hope. Found in Taganga, Colombia.
Richmond park is good for: riding Richmond park and deers. The red and fallow deer are rather tame and roam freely within much of the park. But then again the park is full of photographers chasing them.
Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. The snake charmers typically stitch closed the mouth of their performing snakes, leaving just enough opening for the animal to be able to move its tongue in and out. The downside for the snakes is that they soon die of [...]
I think that’s just a turkey. I also think its a bit ugly – too much skin overlapping. Also the blue skin confuses a bit and on top of it he was watching me. Should be ok however not with that sly look on its face.
A half-blind dog somewhere in Colombia. Most likely dead by now.
In the Tayrona Parque Nacional, Colombia you’ll find all sorts of animals in Colombia. It’s a great place for relaxing a couple of days at the beach – you’ll sleep in hammocks + no electricity after 10pm though. On top of that there are lots of fluffy things crawling around while you’re sleeping…
Guinea pigs (cavies) need regular exercise to stay healthy. This guinea pig game takes place in Bogota Colombia. More guinea pig racing here:
In Latin this would be ‘English sus’
In Asian cultures birds often symbolise immortality. In Indian myth birds represent departed souls and in Christian art birds often appear as saved souls. Some people say when you find a dead bird the meaning is someone you loved passed away. None of the mentioned happened (at least I did not notice) when I found this bird in [...]
Barbary Macaques (barbary apes) are the monkeys living in Gibraltar. Funny enough besides humans, they are the only primates that live freely in Europe. Or maybe excluding London bus drivers. They are also found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. Some 230 animals in five troops occupying the area of the Gibraltar Rock. They are commonly referred to as the Barbary Ape, [...]
I found these Mexican Hotties at a local market in Mexico City.
Strange to keep and showcase flamingos in the in the house of a public dignitary. But maybe it’s just me. Anyway I had a good time in Panama City – especially since it was Carnival when I was there.