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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?

Walking stick

Walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #3267: Walking stick, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #3253: Heliconia, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #3245: Here’s a giant ceiba borer beetle that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. This beetle is three inches long!

Leaf-mimic frog

Leaf-mimic frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3238: Here’s a leaf-mimic frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

The finer points of bubble blowing

The finer points of bubble blowing

Marty’s photo of the day #3234: Sometimes it’s just nice to look at a photo that makes you smile. This is my wife, Deb, teaching Yagua children the finer points of bubble blowing. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Conehead katydid

Conehead katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #3222: This is conehead katydid, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Behind the screen

Behind the screen

Marty’s photo of the day #3202: I call this photo from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru “Behind the Screen.” This morning as I scrolled through my photos, deciding what to post, it struck me as a metaphor for what is happening here in the United States, where Trump and his wealthy corporate advisers are pushing […]

No Newt is Good Newt in the Amazon Rainforest

No Newt is Good Newt in the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3200: Back in the 1990s, I had a side business selling No Newt is Good Newt T-shirts and sweatshirts. When Newt Gingrich resigned as Speaker of the House in 1998, no one wanted the shirts anymore (or, to look at it more positively, the shirts worked!), and to this day […]

Wrong number!

Wrong number!

Marty’s photo of the day #3198: Phew! I was worried there for a moment. I thought it was ARACHNID-19, but it was only ARACHNID-18. (Photographed in the Amazon rainforest of Peru)

Polka-dot tree frog

Polka-dot tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3175: This is a polka-dot tree frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Whipsnake

Whipsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3165: Here’s a whipsnake that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Velvety swamp snake

Velvety swamp snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3156: In this photo, taken in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, I am holding a velvety swamp snake (Liophis typhlus). She was quite docile.

The Yagua children of the Amazon Rainforest

The Yagua children of the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3080: I loved visiting the Yagua villages along the rivers in the Amazon Rainforest. The children were always excited to see us, and we always came bearing gifts (T-shirts, sugar-free gum, harmonicas, and bubbles).

Tiny Amazon Frog

Tiny Amazon Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3045: Life is scary if you are a tiny frog in the Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon tree boa camouflage

Amazon tree boa camouflage

Marty’s photo of the day #3029: Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon lizard

Amazon lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3028: I photographed this beautiful lizard deep in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. When I tried to identify it, I came up with multiple possibilities. It could be one of those, or none of those. So I’m punting on the ID this time.

For my wife

For my wife

Marty’s photo of the day #3013: I can’t believe it! Deb and I have been married 35 years as of today. This is one of my favorite photos of her, and here’s why: I could never be married to a woman who wasn’t intelligent, outspoken, brave, and adventurous. I wish you could have seen how […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 7

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 7

Marty’s photo of the day #2997: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, there is no doubt greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial are major contributors to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals in […]

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