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The intelligent alligator

The intelligent alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2679: I love alligators! Here’s a short blurb from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico”: Scientists consider crocodilians, including alligators, to be the most intelligent of the reptiles. Not only can they learn travel patterns of potential prey, […]

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2672: High in the trees, a baby howler monkey reaches out. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Central American Tree Boa

Central American Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #2671: This is a Central American tree boa. Making this photo took multiple attempts, because I was in a kayak on a river in Costa Rica. I’d swing the kayak under the overhanging tree and try to get the shot in focus before the current carried me downstream. Then I’d […]

Canoeing the Jago River

Canoeing the Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2648: This is the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Deb and I canoed this river all the way across the refuge (some 35 miles) for my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Here the river is wide, […]

Katydid

Katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2647: This Katydid is one of the many unusual creatures featured in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Animals A to Z. The Letter K

Animals A to Z. The Letter K

Marty’s photo of the day #2622: 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. K is for Kingfisher. I photographed this ringed kingfisher in Costa Rica. Ringed kingfishers are the largest kingfishers in the Western Hemisphere (18 inches from beak to […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter J

Animals A to Z. The Letter J

Marty’s photo of the day #2621: 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. J is for Jesus Christ Lizard. I photographed this Jesus Christ lizard in Costa Rica. The lizards get their name for their ability to walk on water. […]

Bat Welcoming Committee

Bat Welcoming Committee

Marty’s photo of the day #2597: The Welcoming Committee at an abandoned farmhouse in Costa Rica.

Howler monkey mother and child

Howler monkey mother and child

Marty’s photo of the day #2569: Today we go to Costa Rica and look up at a howler monkey mother and child.

The story of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

The story of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Marty’s photo of the day #2562: I will let a short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: Shortly after returning to the gulf, we spotted a domed object—roughly the circumference of a trash can lid—on the surface of […]

Ringed kingfisher

Ringed kingfisher

Marty’s photo of the day #2550: This is a ringed kingfisher. Photographed in Costa Rica.

Dropping the nut bomb

Dropping the nut bomb

Marty’s photo of the day #2537: “That blond-haired guy with the camera is almost in the correct spot. Okay . . . just a few more feet . . . a little more . . .” (White-faced capuchin monkey, photographed in Costa Rica.)

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphin

Marty’s photo of the day #2533: I photographed this bottlenose dolphin in Costa Rica. This photo also appears in my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Long-billed hermit

Long-billed hermit

Marty’s photo of the day #2531: I photographed this long-billed hermit in Costa Rica. This photo also appears in my book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”

Jesus Christ Lizard

Jesus Christ Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2478: Going through my photos this morning, nothing spoke to me, so I’m dipping into my collection of Jesus Christ lizard photos. These lizards can’t speak, but they can run on top of the water. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Marty’s photo of the day #2466: This is a spotted sandpiper, photographed in Costa Rica.

A shot to warm you up

A shot to warm you up

Marty’s photo of the day #2464: I think we need a warm-weather shot today. Costa Rica!

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Marty’s photo of the day #2460: This is a young Jesus Christ lizard, ready to make his on-top-of-the-water run. The lizards do their run on their hind legs and are hilarious to watch. (Photographed in Costa Rica. From my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.)

Many-scaled anole

Many-scaled anole

Marty’s photo of the day #2454: I photographed this many-scaled anole in Costa Rica. Hmm . . . what can I say about this little lizard? “He had lots of scales.”

Stripe-throated hermit

Stripe-throated hermit

Marty’s photo of the day #2451: This is a stripe-throated hermit, photographed in Costa Rica.

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