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Harold the lizard

Harold the lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2601: Here’s a little lizard, I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Sorry, I don’t have an ID on this one, but he claims his name is Harold.

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Marty’s photo of the day #2600: This is a walking stick I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Or it’s alien from a distant planet. I’m not sure.

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2599: This is Fred the Eyelash Viper. He lived on a large leaf outside the cabin we rented in the Costa Rican rainforest. Each morning and each night, Deb and I would stop and say “hi.” Fred would have responded in kind, but lack of vocal cords prevented him from […]

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2598: Here’s a howler monkey that I photographed in a Costa Rican rainforest.

Bat Welcoming Committee

Bat Welcoming Committee

Marty’s photo of the day #2597: The Welcoming Committee at an abandoned farmhouse in Costa Rica.

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #2595: Red-winged blackbird (Photographed in Montana).

The longest migration on Earth

The longest migration on Earth

Marty’s photo of the day #2594: This is a tiny segment of the Porcupine caribou migration. These caribou migrate between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Their 800 mile-long migration is the longest of any land animal on Earth. Now that the Republican cult and Rut Leader Trump have opened up the […]

Flooded Amazon Rainforest

Flooded Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2593: I have visited the Amazon Rainforest of Peru twice: once during the dry season and once during the rainy season. I took this photo from my kayak during the rainy season. I’m not on any river, just a frequently flooded section of rainforest. If I took a photograph from […]

Wandering albatross

Wandering albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #2592: I will let a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explain this shot: Even though we were hundreds of miles away from any significant landmass, our Drake Passage voyage was never boring. I spent much of my time outside on the […]

What you always wanted to know about Iquitos

What you always wanted to know about Iquitos

Marty’s photo of the day #2592: Today’s photo certainly isn’t the prettiest one I’ve posted, but it provides the answer to a question that’s difficult to answer without local help: What do the rooftops look like in Iquitos, Peru? Luckily, Deb and I befriended a motorcar taxi driver, who took us to the parent’s house […]

The Republicans actually raffled this off

The Republicans actually raffled this off

Marty’s photo of the day #2591: Yesterday I went to the Farmer’s Market and stopped at the Ravalli County Republican Central Committee booth to photograph the assault rifle they were raffling off. I approached as if I were one of their cult, and even got this lady to hold up the gun for me. I’m […]

Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth

Marty’s photo of the day #2590: This is a hummingbird moth, photographed near my house several years ago.

Relaxing with an octopus

Relaxing with an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #2589: Don’t mind me. I’m just relaxing on the floor of the Sea of Cortez with an octopus on my feet. Hmm . . . has the octopus fallen asleep?

Pacific loon

Pacific loon

Marty’s photo of the day #2588: This is a Pacific loon, photographed on a stream that was just about to dump into Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

Tiny tundra plants

Tiny tundra plants

Marty’s photo of the day #2587: This is an extreme close-up of tiny tundra plants in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska).

Castillo de Albuquerque

Castillo de Albuquerque

Marty’s photo of the day #2586: I’m pulling a paragraph from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, to give you information on this Spanish castle: Twenty minutes into our drive, we rounded a corner and came upon a classic crusader-era castle. Perched alone on a hill, it had a circular […]

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Marty’s photo of the day #2586: This is a hooded merganser, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Caribou

Caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #2585: Caribou in the Marty’s photo of the day #2585: Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. .

The giant car-eating grasshopper

The giant car-eating grasshopper

Marty’s photo of the day #2584: I’m not sure what to say about this shot. It’s a grasshopper. He’s big. He probably eats cars at night, Cadillacs, Lincolns too, Mercurys and Subarus, and he don’t stop. . . . Oh, never mind. I’m just stuck on an old Blondie song.

Snake education

Snake education

Marty’s photo of the day #2583: I was flipping through my photo files this morning, trying to decide what to post, when I came across this shot. Several years ago, I helped with an after school program at the Stevensville, Montana library. The kids are holding Eve, my seven-foot-long rainbow boa. Most were touching a […]

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