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A marine toad named Barr

A marine toad named Barr

Marty’s photo of the day #3277: Marine toads are the world’s largest species of toad. This guy, will call him “Barr,” was quickly released before he started eating everything in the boat. (Barr was photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Leaf-mimic frog

Leaf-mimic frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3276: I photographed this leaf-mimic-frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. How’s that for some impressive camouflage?

Tree frog

Tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3275: Tree frog, photographed in Costa Rica.

Leopard at dusk

Leopard at dusk

Marty’s photo of the day #3274: I took this leopard photo on the dark side of dusk, so I really had to push my camera. But hey—it’s a leopard! (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

Brown wood owl

Brown wood owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3273: This is a brown wood owl, photographed on the island of Borneo.

Black bear

Black bear

Marty’s photo of the day #3272: Despite the brown coat, this is a black bear, not a grizzly bear. (Photographed while hiking in Yellowstone National Park)

Frog the Frogmouth

Frog the Frogmouth

Marty’s photo of the day #3271: This if Frog the frogmouth bird, photographed in the Outback of Queensland, Australia.

Canada scenic

Canada scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3271: I took this scenic photo way-north in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Here, it’s too far north for trees to grow, and if you look closely you can see a tiny section of the great Porcupine caribou migration.

Even better than a baby owl

Even better than a baby owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3270: Yesterday I posted a baby long-eared owl photo, because I sensed a lot of you could use a baby owl fix. That owl seemed to cheer people up, so this morning I thought, “How can I do even better than a baby owl?” The answer was obvious. Three baby […]

Baby long-eared owl

Baby long-eared owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3269: I don’t know about you, but I could use a baby long-eared owl fix right about now. (Photographed in Montana)

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