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One badass frog

One badass frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2862: Monkey frogs are my favorite species of frog. They are pretty fearless, they don’t feel like frogs (they feel waxy), and they aren’t really even shaped like frogs. I photographed this beauty in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

One brave frog

One brave frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2857: This tree frog, in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, was fearless—letting me approach to within inches of her face.

Kayaking the Amazon Rainforest

Kayaking the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2833: For most people, visiting the Amazon Rainforest during the rainy season is unthinkable. When I needed a very specific photo for my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” Deb and I returned to the Amazon for a rainy season visit. In comparing our dry season […]

Caught in quick-mud!

Caught in quick-mud!

Marty’s photo of the day #2800: Years ago, on the first day of my first trip to the Amazon Rainforest, I learned the hard way to be careful where I stepped. I thought the mud along the Amazon River bank was hard enough to walk on. Instead, it was virtual quicksand—or more accurately, quick-mud. Nancy […]

Rainforest scenic

Rainforest scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #2796: Here’s a scenic photo, taken along the Rio Orosa in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Gertrude the Amazon frog

Gertrude the Amazon frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2788: Here’s one of the many unusual, unidentified frogs I photographed on my second adventure to the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. She claims her name is Gertrude.

Soooo Cute!

Soooo Cute!

Marty’s photo of the day #2786: In this photo, I’m in a remote Amazon Rainforest camp, holding a pygmy marmoset—the world’s smallest species of monkey. The little guy belonged to a Yagua girl, who let me hold him in exchange for a t-shirt.

The portrait of an Amazon frog

The portrait of an Amazon frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2781: Here’s a tiny unidentified tree frog that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. How considerate of him to stay still for his portrait.

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest . . . a pet macaw

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest . . . a pet macaw

Marty’s photo of the day #2777: This is a blue and yellow macaw. I don’t remember his name, but he belonged to someone in the Yagua tribe. So, yes, I photographed him deep in the Amazon Rainforest, but he wasn’t exactly wild.

Do I have a monkey on my back?

Do I have a monkey on my back?

Marty’s photo of the day #2764: Hmm. . . . I’ve been walking around this Amazon Rainforest village for a while, and something just doesn’t feel right. Do I have a monkey on my back? Actually, this pygmy marmoset was a Yagua girl’s pet. I gave her a t-shirt in exchange for a few minutes […]

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2731: Sometimes, deep in the Amazon Rainforest can feel like a lonely place. But if you stop, look, and listen—you are most definitely not alone. How easy would it be to walk right past this leaf-mimic katydid?

A Rodent’s Last View

A Rodent’s Last View

Marty’s photo of the day #2702: For Halloween, I thought I’d post the scariest photo in my collection. . . . Okay, you can’t see that one because, well, I’m in it. Okay, this one. . . . No, I’m in that one too. Humph. . . . Okay this is the scariest photo that […]

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)

Tiny Frog

Tiny Frog

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

Tiny, tiny, tiny

Tiny, tiny, tiny

Marty’s photo of the day #2675: There are many species of green tree frog in the Amazon Rainforest, often with subtle differences. This is the tiniest one I photographed in Peru. She could fit on your thumbnail.

A caiman in the grass

A caiman in the grass

Marty’s photo of the day #2654: A caiman in the grass.   (Spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

Out for a ride with Dad

Out for a ride with Dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2650: This cute little girl is out for a dugout ride with her father, through the flooded Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

Animals A to Z. The Letter X

Animals A to Z. The Letter X

Marty’s photo of the day #2635: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. X is for Xenopholis scalaris. The common name for a Xenopholis scalaris is a Wucherer’s ground snake. I checked the comprehensive animal encyclopedias I own, and none […]

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Marty’s photo of the day #2600: This is a walking stick I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Or it’s alien from a distant planet. I’m not sure.

Flooded Amazon Rainforest

Flooded Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2593: I have visited the Amazon Rainforest of Peru twice: once during the dry season and once during the rainy season. I took this photo from my kayak during the rainy season. I’m not on any river, just a frequently flooded section of rainforest. If I took a photograph from […]

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