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Borneo Walking Stick

Borneo Walking Stick

Marty’s photo of the day #3021: I photographed this walking stick while backpacking with the Iban (a tribe once famous for headhunting), deep in Borneo’s rainforest.

Kuching, Kuching

Kuching, Kuching

Marty’s photo of the day #2986: When Deb and I traveled to the island of Borneo, we spent a night in the city of Kuching before heading out on our rainforest backpacking trip. This is the city at night, photographed from the balcony of our hotel room.

The time-telling insect

The time-telling insect

Marty’s photo of the day #2961: Okay, this is not the prettiest photo I’ve ever posted, but I think you’ll appreciate it more when you read this short excerpt from the Borneo chapter of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. (So you know: Stephen grew up in the rainforest and […]

Orangutan basics

Orangutan basics

Marty’s photo of the day #2938: I photographed this Orangutan on the island of Borneo. Here are a few orangutan facts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals. In the Malay language, orangutan means “man of the forest.” Considering they share 96.4 percent […]

Flying snakes!

Flying snakes!

Marty’s photo of the day #2933: Is this a flying snake? While I was on the island of Borneo, I saw a flying squirrel, a flying frog, a flying lemur, and a gliding lizard. Flying snakes (technically they glide) exist on Borneo, but there are so many animals there that have yet to be properly […]

Apparently, it’s edible

Apparently, it’s edible

Marty’s photo of the day #2932: Yes, I know what you thought the instant you saw this. But it’s called “eyeball fungi.” I photographed it while backpacking with the Iban tribe on the island of Borneo. The Iban I was with at the time said that the fungi was edible, and I could try it […]

The intrepid wife

The intrepid wife

Marty’s photo of the day #2912: When my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, came out, and national reviewers read about Deb’s and my adventures racing a flash flood in Borneo, swimming with piranhas in the Amazon Rainforest, and surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe, they all settled on a common […]

From the deep dark rainforest of Borneo

From the deep dark rainforest of Borneo

Marty’s photo of the day #2909: While working on my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, Deb and I were only the third outsiders to backpack with the Iban (a reformed headhunting tribe) across a special section of Borneo’s rainforest. You can read about our adventure in my book, so I […]

The feet tell the story

The feet tell the story

Marty’s photo of the day #2846: Why am I posting a photo of Deb’s and my feet? If you’ve read my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” you know. We were only the third outsiders to ever hike deep into a section of Borneo’s rainforest. We lost our guide halfway through […]

Flying lizard!

Flying lizard!

Marty’s photo of the day #2845: Look closely! Camouflaged on the tree is a flying lizard that I photographed on the island of Borneo. Flying lizards are difficult to spot and even more difficult to photograph. As soon as I’d get one of these shy creatures into focus, it would fling itself into the air […]

Thumbs up

Thumbs up

Marty’s photo of the day #2725: I generally don’t post the same species two days in a row, but this orangutan gave me a thumbs up to do so today. (Photographed in Borneo)

Comb-crested agamid lizard claw

Comb-crested agamid lizard claw

  Marty’s photo of the day #2718: Here’s a photo from Borneo. It’s either the foot of a comb-crested agamid lizard or aliens have arrived. I’m not sure which.

Bizarre in Borneo

Bizarre in Borneo

Marty’s photo of the day #2698: Here’s one of the more bizarre creatures I found on the island of Borneo: a saddleback caterpillar.

Borneo’s sensitive plant

Borneo’s sensitive plant

Marty’s photo of the day #2688: Here’s a sensitive plant that I photographed in Borneo. Touch the leaves, and they will curl up for a minute.

Pig-tailed macaque

Pig-tailed macaque

Marty’s photo of the day #2686: This is a pig-tailed macaque. Photographed on the island of Borneo.

Damn me from the past!

Damn me from the past!

Marty’s photo of the day #2685: I try to avoid posting the same photo twice, but sometimes I forget. This morning I was going through my Borneo photos and came across this frog. I did a little sharpening and a little cropping but couldn’t remember the species name. I have several identification books, but since […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter R

Animals A to Z. The Letter R

Marty’s photo of the day #2629: 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. R is for Rhinoceros Beetle. At only three inches long, the rhinoceros beetle is considered by some to be the world’s strongest animal. Tests have shown it […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter O

Animals A to Z. The Letter O

Marty’s photo of the day #2626: 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. O is for Orangutan. Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals. In the Malay language, orangutan means “man of the forest.” Considering that they share 96.4 percent […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter D

Animals A to Z. The Letter D

Marty’s photo of the day #2615: 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. D is for Dragonfly. Borneo has one of the most exotic, under-explored rainforests in the world. There are so many creatures there that have evolved differently than […]

Borneo walking stick

Borneo walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #2524: Borneo is an island of walking sticks. Here’s one of the many I found while night-hiking there.

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