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Sneaking up on impalas

Sneaking up on impalas

Marty’s photo of the day #2697: Photographer sneaks up to impalas. Impalas say, “Even that fat, old, deaf lion can do better than that!” (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

Don’t confuse the baboon with the buffoon

Don’t confuse the baboon with the buffoon

Marty’s photo of the day #2696: Chacma baboons are the world’s largest baboons. They should not be confused with Trumpma buffoons, the world’s largest buffoons. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Marty’s photo of the day #2695: This is a waterbuck. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

The deadliest snake in the western hemisphere

The deadliest snake in the western hemisphere

Marty’s photo of the day #2694: Fer-de-lances are the deadliest snakes in the western hemisphere, but they aren’t the most venomous. Others, such as bushmasters, have venom that is more potent. Fer-de-lances kill more people, because they blend in so well with the leaf litter on the forest floor and readily bite if stepped on […]

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2693: This turkey vulture was perched on a tall cactus, located on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Over approximately twenty minutes, I stealthily approached to get close enough for this shot.

Damn branch!

Damn branch!

Marty’s photo of the day #2692: This is one of the many toucan photos I shot while hiking in the Costa Rican rainforest. Photographing birds in the rainforest is difficult, because they are often skittish, and branches, like the one at the bottom of this photo, just love to jump in the way at the […]

Oh, you’re venomous. Don’t bite!

Oh, you’re venomous. Don’t bite!

Marty’s photo of the day #2691: In this photo from Costa Rica, I’m holding a brown blunt-headed vine snake. The snake is rear-fanged-venomous, but not deadly. Besides, why would such a cute little thing want to bite me? Actually, just like the venomous cute little banded coral snake from Borneo that actually did bite me, […]

Costa Rican Sunset

Costa Rican Sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #2690: Sunset in Costa Rica.

Scarlet macaws

Scarlet macaws

Marty’s photo of the day #2689: Photographing scarlet macaws was one of my goals when I was in Costa Rica. I’d often hear the birds, but they stayed out of sight. Then, on my last morning in the country, I was walking the beach and heard their squawking in the distance. I aimed at a […]

Borneo’s sensitive plant

Borneo’s sensitive plant

Marty’s photo of the day #2688: Here’s a sensitive plant that I photographed in Borneo. Touch the leaves, and they will curl up for a minute.

I’d eat you if I could

I’d eat you if I could

Marty’s photo of the day #2687: This is Cub, a semi-wild Canada lynx I had the privilege of photographing in my backyard several years ago. The photo shoot encompassed the entire range of cat emotions, from “I’d eat you if I could” to this one of “I’m bored now. Wake me up when it’s time […]

Pig-tailed macaque

Pig-tailed macaque

Marty’s photo of the day #2686: This is a pig-tailed macaque. Photographed on the island of Borneo.

Damn me from the past!

Damn me from the past!

Marty’s photo of the day #2685: I try to avoid posting the same photo twice, but sometimes I forget. This morning I was going through my Borneo photos and came across this frog. I did a little sharpening and a little cropping but couldn’t remember the species name. I have several identification books, but since […]

Along the Macal River

Along the Macal River

Marty’s photo of the day #2684: I took this photo while canoeing on the Macal River in Belize. Iguanas, like this one, live in the trees along the riverbank.

Look closely . . .

Look closely . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2683: I took this photo in Canada’s Northwest Territories. If you look carefully, you can see hundreds of Porcupine caribou, in the midst of their 800 mile-long migration—the longest of any land animal. Later, Deb and I would meet up with the caribou and hike with them for a short […]

Hanging out with the whales

Hanging out with the whales

Marty’s photo of the day #2682: What was the highlight of my travels to all seven continents? Spending two hours with three humpback whales (two adults and a baby) along the coast of Antarctica.

Gentoo peguins

Gentoo peguins

Marty’s photo of the day #2681: “Boss. De plane! De plane!” (Gentoo penguins—photographed on Antarctica)

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2680: Ever wonder what it looks like standing in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest? Here you go! Now, find your way out. (Photographed in Peru)

The intelligent alligator

The intelligent alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2679: I love alligators! Here’s a short blurb from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico”: Scientists consider crocodilians, including alligators, to be the most intelligent of the reptiles. Not only can they learn travel patterns of potential prey, […]

Tiny Frog

Tiny Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2678: Here’s a tiny frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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