Marty’s photo of the day #2592: Today’s photo certainly isn’t the prettiest one I’ve posted, but it provides the answer to a question that’s difficult to answer without local help: What do the rooftops look like in Iquitos, Peru? Luckily, Deb and I befriended a motorcar taxi driver, who took us to the parent’s house […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2557: This is one of the more sea-worthy water taxis on the Amazon River. Or it could be a Peruvian naval destroyer . . . I’m not sure.
Marty’s photo of the day #2392: This is me (about 20 pounds heavier than I am now) handing out sugar free gum to children along the Amazon River. I chose this photo before the results of the Senate election in Alabama were announced, and I had written a great taunt to Roy Moore about how […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2239: I stood on the roof of a house, in the Belén District of Iquitos, Peru, to take this photo. This is the poor section of town, as it is on the Amazon River floodplain. Just to the left is the Amazon River.
Marty’s photo of the day #2234: I took this photo as Deb and I departed Iquitos, Peru to commence a 70 mile-long journey down the Amazon River to a research station. Iquitos has a population of 300,000 people, and there are no roads in or out of the city. The only way to get to […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2020: Good morning from The Amazon River Boys! I call them “The Amazon River Boys,” because I took this photo along an Amazon River tributary. But now that I think about it, these boys are cute enough that in a few years they could be in a boy band teenage […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1946: This is an Amazon River taxi on a stormy day.
Marty’s photo of the day #1940: Sunset on the Amazon River.
Marty’s photo of the day #1684: This photo won first place in a contest many years ago, before either of my books were published. I no longer enter contests and wouldn’t even consider this photo to be among my best anymore. Still, it’s a thought-provoking shot. I took it from our boat as we passed […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1655: Fun on the Amazon River! Two Yagua boys race to meet the wake of our boat. And if they hit it just right, they’ll capsize and come up laughing.
Marty’s photo of the day #1499. It’s Book Excerpts Week, featuring an excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” and a corresponding photo (that may or may not be from the book): Splassssshhhhhh! “The water feels great!” shouted Devon, looking up at Deb and me from the river. “You […]