Ants in Bali

I’ve been finding it difficult to find things to photograph, living at the hotel has its disadvantages. The problem is that they fumigate for mosquitos which obviously kills most bugs. So the most interesting things I see are ants and flies. Don’t get me wrong they are still very interesting, but it would be nice to find more interesting insects. Will definitely need to find a different location.

Found these ants on the restaurant table, looked online to do some research on what kinds of ants they are. I think they are weaver ants, but not sure. Does anyone know if I am correct?

Photos are a little grainy, not quite sure why, and also these ants don’t stop moving so I am quite surprised I managed to get these two photos.


I have started a facebook page so if you’d like to go and have a look.

Tanya’s Macro Photography

Have a great day everyone



Penjor and Gebogan Competition in Bali

The Penjor and Gebogan Competition held in Kuta. There are about 30 teams each representing a hotel from the area. The team making the Penjor have about 4 hours to complete it. Each part is made by hand and then placed on a long bamboo pole.

The Gebogan is an arrangement of fruit and flowers and other food such as cake or eggs. They are beautifully made.

Penjor and Gebogan Competition

Making the Penjor


The making of the Gebogan


The making of the Gebogan


The making of the Gebogan


The bottom of the Penjor, everything is made by hand


Completed Gebogan



Completed Gebogan


Completed Gebogan


Completed Gebogan


Completed Gebogan