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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.

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #2075: Here’s a heliconia that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Dwarf Caiman

Dwarf Caiman

Marty’s photo of the day #2066: I haven’t posted any of my Amazon Rainforest photos for a while. I dug deep into my hard drive and found this little cutie: a dwarf caiman.

Fiber Optic Flower

Fiber Optic Flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2082: Here’s a “fiber optic flower,” photographed the last time I was in the Amazon Rainforest.

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2031: “Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad.” I love this shot because one can imagine a hundred different stories or captions to accompany it. But here’s something tough to imagine: I took this photo in the midst of the rainy season, and the water in […]

Don’t let the whip-scorpions bite!

Don’t let the whip-scorpions bite!

Marty’s photo of the day #1955: Remember this: If you are deep in the hot, humid Amazon Rainforest and you think you feel something crawling up your face, you aren’t imagining it. Happy Halloween!

Space aliens from the Amazon Rainforest

Space aliens from the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #1939: If it weren’t for the influence of praying mantises, aliens in science fiction movies would look a lot different. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Rainforest Chic

Rainforest Chic

Marty’s photo of the day #1867: Donald Trump’s wife may look good in makeup and a swimsuit, but mine can look stylish, makeup free, in the extreme heat and humidity of the Amazon Rainforest. In this photo, Deb clowns around, pretending to be on the runway, modeling “rainforest chic.” The rubber boots, by the way, […]

Katydids that go bump in the night

Katydids that go bump in the night

Marty’s photo of the day #1865: The Amazon Rainforest is full of creatures that look like they arrived from outer space. Although I’ve found many creatures more unusual than this particular katydid, it still has that “not of this world” appearance. And though harmless, finding one in your hair, in the middle of the night, […]

Monkey Frog

Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1844: A monkey frog climbs up my arm. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Here’s an eye-catching photo

Here’s an eye-catching photo

Marty’s photo of the day #1826: Here’s an untouched photo Deb took of me in the Amazon Rainforest. This was part of the photo shoot for the cover of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, and that’s a tailless whip-scorpion climbing up my face. This particular shot wasn’t chosen for the cover, but I […]

Appreciate the little things

Appreciate the little things

Marty’s photo of the day #1819: In my books and in my college show, I talk about the importance of getting down on your hands and knees and appreciating the little things. Here’s an example from the Amazon Rainforest. This little frog could sit on the nail of your pinkie finger.

Giant metallic ceiba borer beetle

Giant metallic ceiba borer beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #1795: I photographed this giant metallic ceiba borer beetle in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. It was 3 inches long!

Brown Monkey Frog

Brown Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1722: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. Today’s photo is of […]

Amazon Frog

Amazon Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1717: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Green Monkey Frog

Green Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1716: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Katydid from Outer Pace

Katydid from Outer Pace

Marty’s photo of the day #1712: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. So we’ll stick with those for the rest of the week. I’m not sure how this will look on a small […]

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