Travels with my Art

Paintings and Photographs inspired by Travels Around the World

Close Up Cockroach


I found this delightful, and thankfully dead, little creature on my patio and in the early morning sunlight thought it would make a great close up image.
One of my earliest experiences of life here in Mwanza, Tanzania, was when I was enjoying a sundowner in the garden and a cockroach ran up the leg of my trousers.
I have come to the come to the conclusion that cockroaches really are rather grotesque, both at a distance and up close. 

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7 Comments

  1. The Daily Blabber July 25, 2015 — Post Author

    Bugs are pretty gross in general. But it’s a good photo otherwise lol

  2. jimholroyd365 July 25, 2015 — Post Author

    The shadow is amazing. Very creepy.

  3. Ann Curran July 25, 2015 — Post Author

    Ugh !! The photo took me right back…. I did have a very ‘close encounter’ with one, but cannot put experience in print….! One to save for when you’re next in Baldock !

  4. pinkpodster July 26, 2015 — Post Author

    My favorite view of a cockroach — when they are flat on the back dead or close to death!! Great photo of a gross critter.

  5. 3weeksandashoestring July 31, 2015 — Post Author

    Interesting take on the challenge. And I remember absolutely hating the feeling of their hurried run up my leg / foot too. 🙂

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