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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2796: Here’s a scenic photo, taken along the Rio Orosa in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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)
Marty’s photo of the day #2678: Here’s a tiny frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.
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.
Marty’s photo of the day #2654: A caiman in the grass. (Spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]