Marty’s photo of the day #4185: Here’s a photo from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. This is me with the coolest frog in the rainforest—a monkey frog. My wife, Deb, gets credit for this photo.
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Marty’s photo of the day #4070: I photographed this frog in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Identifying this frog has been troublesome. I found a few matches on the internet, captioned as a “harlequin frog,” so that’s what I’m going to call it. If the ID is correct, this is a variety of poison dart […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4033: “Well, hello Mr. Anaconda!” I photographed this anaconda in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. His cloudy eyes indicate that he will shed his skin in a few days.
Marty’s photo of the day #3978: For the cover of the first edition of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, my wife, Deb, took over two hundred photos of me with tailless whip-scorpions crawling up my face. Even though we switched covers after the first edition sold out, traveling back […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3924: Deb and I traveled to the Amazon Rainforest of Peru twice—once in the dry season and once in the rainy season. I shot this photo while kayaking through the forest in the rainy season. The water below my kayak was roughly four feet deep. If I were in the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3910: For anyone who could use a happy picture today, this is my wife, Deb Essen, introducing Yagua children to the finer points of bubble blowing. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)
Marty’s photo of the day #3906: This Amazon Rainforest frog has so much character. At one time I had the species identified, but I can’t seem to find it this morning. We’ll just call him Fred. (Photographed in Peru)
Marty’s photo of the day #3897: I think the number one mistake amateur wildlife photographers make isn’t improper camera settings, it’s shooting from too high of an angle. If you want to take effective wildlife photos, you must be willing to get down and dirty at the level of your subject. Also, ditch the smartphone […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3873: I am holding a velvet swampsnake with one hand and photographing it using the other. This was one of the mellowest snakes I met while in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Someone from the Yagua tribe brought the snake to our camp, and I traded a T-shirt for it. […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3837: Only the most dedicated tree huggers need apply. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)
Marty’s photo of the day #3835: One of the giant man-eating flowers* of the Amazon Rainforest. (Photographed in Peru) (*Fact provided by Q, so you know it’s true.)
Marty’s photo of the day #3829: This is a Yagua girl and her pygmy marmoset, photographed in a tiny village, deep in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.