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Amazon Lizard

Amazon Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3822: A gorgeous lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Monkey frog

Monkey frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3800: Monkey frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #3795: Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Rainy season kayaking

Rainy season kayaking

Marty’s photo of the day #3782: Visiting the Amazon Rainforest during the rainy season is quite different from visiting during the dry season. I took this photo while kayaking through the rainforest in the rainy season. The water beneath me was at least six feet deep. Had I been in the same spot in the […]

Seed-pod canoe

Seed-pod canoe

Marty’s photo of the day #3773: I found this seed pod, creating its own miniature canoe, while exploring the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #3713: This is a giant ceiba borer beetle. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Velvety swamp snake

Velvety swamp snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3712: Velvety swamp snake. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Look closely!

Look closely!

Marty’s photo of the day #3705: Look closely. It’s a walking stick. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Leaf-mimic mantis

Leaf-mimic mantis

Marty’s photo of the day #3687: Leaf-mimic mantis, photographed in the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

Amazon mushrooms

Amazon mushrooms

Marty’s photo of the day #3684: Mushrooms in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Marty and the monkey frog

Marty and the monkey frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3675: This is me with a monkey frog, in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

So big I . . .

So big I . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3669: This cricket (of some sort) crossed my path while backpacking last weekend, and I’m only mildly exaggerating when I say, “It was so big, I almost tripped over it.” I haven’t seen this species before, but it reminds me of some of the alien-looking insects I found in the […]

Smoky jungle frog

Smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3650: This is a smoky jungle frog. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

For those upset by . . .

For those upset by . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3584: For the right-wing media and all their racist-cultists followers, who screamed “extortion,” “intimidation,” and worse when the jury convicted cop Derek Chauvin of murder—this photo is for you. Since these creatures live in the Amazon Rainforest, you’ll probably never see one in this life, but if by some chance […]

The golden chrysalis

The golden chrysalis

Marty’s photo of the day #3572: This golden chrysalis will become a clearwing butterfly, named Sally. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Leaf-mimic lizard

Leaf-mimic lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3569: This is a leaf-mimic lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Anaconda dreams

Anaconda dreams

Marty’s photo of the day #3545: A full-grown anaconda can weigh up to 500 pounds, qualifying it as the world’s heaviest snake. It can also reach 28 feet in length. This one wasn’t quite that big. Okay, it wasn’t even big enough to do damage to anything larger than a rat. Still, it was an […]

Paddling in the rainy season

Paddling in the rainy season

Marty’s photo of the day #3499: Deb paddles her little dugout through the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. I took this photo during the rainy season. Had it been the dry season, she would have been on solid ground.

So tiny!

So tiny!

Marty’s photo of the day #3491: A tiny green tree frog sits on a finger in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Whipsnake

Whipsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3466: Whipsnake, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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