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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 […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 6

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 6

Marty’s photo of the day #2996: 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 […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 5

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 5

Marty’s photo of the day #2995: 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 […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 4

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 4

Marty’s photo of the day #2994: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 3

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 3

Marty’s photo of the day #2993: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 2

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 2

Marty’s photo of the day #2992: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 1

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 1

Marty’s photo of the day #2991: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much right-wing politics that value greed and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, all this week I’m going to feature […]

The bullet ant encounter

The bullet ant encounter

Marty’s photo of the day #2958: I photographed this bullet ant in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. According to multiple studies, the bullet ant is the most venomous insect in the world, and it delivers the world’s most painful sting. If you’ve read my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, you […]

The extreme book cover photo shoot

The extreme book cover photo shoot

Marty’s photo of the day #2940: This was the photo I used for the cover of the First Edition of Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. My wife, Deb, shot roughly 300 photos of me in the Amazon Rainforest, in hopes of getting something workable. Doing a photo shoot in the rainforest was […]

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