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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 […]

This guy is a poison dart frog

This guy is a poison dart frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2575: I photographed this poison dart frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Those are tadpoles on his back. And yes, the frog is most likely a “he.” In most, but not all, cases it is the male that has the baby-carrying duties.

Walking stick

Walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #2571: Here’s an extreme close-up of a walking stick in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Artsy anaconda

Artsy anaconda

Marty’s photo of the day #2556: Today we go artsy with a “Study in Gold and Brown.” This is an anaconda surfacing for a breath in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Whipsnake

Whipsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #2527: I photographed this whipsnake in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. I had to be quick to capture this photo, because it was doing an admirable job of defending itself.

My favorite frog

My favorite frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2503: Here’s my favorite frog—a monkey frog. She was so docile, and just crawled around on my arm while I took photos. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

The insect from outer space

The insect from outer space

Marty’s photo of the day #2498: Is it a leaf-mimic mantis, or is it an alien from outer space? (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Better than the Zombie Liar

Better than the Zombie Liar

Marty’s photo of the day #2352: I was going through my photos, trying to come up with something scary to post today, but now that we have a Zombie Liar in the White House, it’s hard to come up with anything creepier. Eventually I came across this leaf mimic katydid from the Amazon Rainforest. It’s […]

An orange slime worm beats an orange slime ball every time!

An orange slime worm beats an orange slime ball every time!

Marty’s photo of the day #2341: Yesterday, I posted a photo of a gorgeous orange caterpillar that I photographed on the island of Borneo. In response, Cheryl Bruso commented: “Oh man beautiful picture but every time I see orange I think of . . . well, you know. Do slugs and leaches come in the color orange […]

Anaconda

Anaconda

Marty’s photo of the day #2337: I photographed this anaconda in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Note the cloudy eyes—the snake is just a few days away from shedding her skin.

Spectacled caiman

Spectacled caiman

Marty’s photo of the day #2192: This is a spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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