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Feeding the ants.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 7 September 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A group of German forest ants visiting South Shields - does it get any more crazy than this?

Event: Mouth of the Tyne Festival
Where: Sandhaven Beach, South Shields
When: 10th. July 2011

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Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

makes Monty Python look sane!

7 Sep 2011 5:53am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

"Stay on the line" "I must stay on the line"

7 Sep 2011 5:54am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

My first thought was 'weird!' and then I read your comment about "does it get any more crazy than this?"

7 Sep 2011 6:20am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

the whole festival must have been crazy when I look at your last postings.
a source for many good shots indeed.

7 Sep 2011 6:26am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Bravo, a marvelous and whimsical shot of these insects foraging for food.
The folks at this festival win hands down for the most creative and fanciful costumes.

7 Sep 2011 6:45am

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

Are they being feed by the audiance?? Nice festival, always good for nice shots...

7 Sep 2011 7:08am

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

It seems like a really funny festival you have there. I have never seen such large ants before, thank you for showing me. They seem to be a little hungry for food ....
(This morning I have come to terms with my uploading problems, I installed firefox 5 again. (Instead of 6) Then it works to upload the photos again ....crazy?!)

7 Sep 2011 7:34am

@Nilla´s photo shoots: Odd, I'm using Firefox 6.01 and it works great.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Mein Gott in der Hölle - was ist das ? This must the most bizarre event I've seen where I've not been arrested ! Love how you got (or, could not avoid) the involvement here.

7 Sep 2011 7:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific point of view and very surreal moment!

7 Sep 2011 8:08am

Florence from Paris, France

I would have thought that ants would prefered sugar... but ants of XXI century are maybe different. ;-))) Great shot of such a festive event !

7 Sep 2011 8:18am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Somebody feed them a bunch of flowers... joyful event.

7 Sep 2011 8:39am

STEED from D, France

What a curious Ants about here !!!!! The picture is excellent....

PS: You know your"Classics",dear ......"Meat Loaf"? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssss !!!!!

7 Sep 2011 8:40am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

I like the expressions on their faces ....

7 Sep 2011 8:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

and who says they have no sense of humour:) Nicely framed Curly.
Re yesterday:
perhaps what's needed is people like the creep who called the cops should be busted for wasting police time,
when they could be fighting crime,
Especially given the planned cutbacks.

7 Sep 2011 8:47am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Love the heads framing this funny shot ^^

7 Sep 2011 9:10am

Fraucha from Біла Церква, Ukraine

German BUGS huh?? Cute!

7 Sep 2011 9:16am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

totally hillarious - I have really enjoyed this whole festival series - never seen anything like it before :)

7 Sep 2011 10:00am

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, thats kinda cool

7 Sep 2011 10:11am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I like the expression on the first ant's face, is he being fed chips?

7 Sep 2011 10:44am

@Doug: Yes, the smell was adorable!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Haha ! It is Wednesday, not Tuesday, Curly !!

7 Sep 2011 10:59am

@Hiro: A few more silly shots still to come Hiro.

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Excellent capture, Curly! Oh - the expressions on their faces are priceless! What a great capture.

7 Sep 2011 11:43am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Bizarre, but brilliantly captured. Love the expression!

7 Sep 2011 11:48am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The looks on their faces is priceless Curly! Well seen and captured! ;-)

7 Sep 2011 12:00pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Nice shot!funny.well done.

7 Sep 2011 12:38pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderfully whacky!

7 Sep 2011 12:56pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Sep 2011 1:43pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec les deux cheveulures, sueprbe compo et iamge, splendide mouvement et scène

7 Sep 2011 2:13pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I'll bet they had fun playing ants ... this is really some festival!

7 Sep 2011 2:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Is it still Silly Tuesday??? OMG! What a capture of acting. I wonder how ants would love nachos?? :-)

7 Sep 2011 3:32pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I've been chuckling for a while. Really funny image! Fantastic.

7 Sep 2011 3:40pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow...this is great , i feel like i am standing there...super, PS. the lens i used was a 300mm on the Giants shot.

7 Sep 2011 3:52pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thats brilliant, they are crazy, you could feed them!

7 Sep 2011 4:45pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a really crazy festival!! but the chance to get a lot of extraordinary themes! great captures!!

7 Sep 2011 5:01pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Ant attack !

7 Sep 2011 5:33pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

You find such the best photos to capture

7 Sep 2011 6:16pm

Jani from Sweden

beautiful capture!

7 Sep 2011 7:18pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

I don't think you're supposed to feed the animals. Awesome capture!

7 Sep 2011 7:22pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I like this shot between the two heads.

7 Sep 2011 7:26pm

BBM from United Kingdom

At least they get fed!:))

7 Sep 2011 9:25pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Oooooops! Those are big ants. Have to get a bigger can of insect spray.

7 Sep 2011 9:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

worth saving for st

7 Sep 2011 9:33pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Looks like a real fun time! Love the "ant's" expression.
Great capture Curly!

7 Sep 2011 11:19pm

Mindi from Winfield, United States

South Shields looks like it would be a very entertaining place to visit!!

7 Sep 2011 11:54pm

Billy from London, United Kingdom

Ha Ha. Well captured.

7 Sep 2011 11:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

No, it doesn't! These ants are even weirder than the alien birds. Great shot!

8 Sep 2011 12:10am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the expression on their faces! Great shot!

8 Sep 2011 12:18am

Craig from Anna Maria Beach, Florida, United States

Being from the USA...I'm not sure of the significance of the ANTS....none the less an excellent image

8 Sep 2011 12:24am

k@ from Paris, France

Each image of this serie is so good, a real reportage you hold here, you should publish it in a magazine or a book !

8 Sep 2011 7:56am

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Oh man, that face :)

8 Sep 2011 8:13pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Well anything can pass for entertainment nowadays.

8 Sep 2011 10:29pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Everybody has to do something

9 Sep 2011 7:37pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


10 Sep 2011 6:24pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

So this is the location they are visiting in September!

11 Sep 2011 2:34pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

That is crazy

11 Sep 2011 2:58pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Never feed the ants..they will always come back...hihi...nice shot...

14 Sep 2011 4:29pm

marci from in, Morocco

oh, isn't this the (horror) movie adaptation of Hungry Hungry Caterpillar?

24 Sep 2011 2:52pm

1/350 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)