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Bats!

Bats!

Marty’s photo of the day #3787: Bats (mostly Seba’s short-tailed bats), photographed in a tiny abandoned farmhouse, in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

Dolphin

Dolphin

Marty’s photo of the day #3783: Dolphin, photographed in Costa Rica.

Many-banded daggerwing butterfly

Many-banded daggerwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3709: This is a many-banded daggerwing butterfly. Photographed in Costa Rica.

A butterfly in hand . . .

A butterfly in hand . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3699: A butterfly lands on Deb’s hand in Costa Rica.

Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3688: This spider monkey photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

The best seat in the rainforest

The best seat in the rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3647: A baby howler monkey rides through the Costa Rican rainforest on his mother’s back.

The Jesus Christ lizard

The Jesus Christ lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3639: Don’t you just love the long rear claws of this Jesus Christ lizard? These lizards are named as such, because when they are young, they have the ability to run across small bodies of water—using only their hind legs. This large Jesus Christ lizard would sink. (Photographed in Costa […]

Fred the eyelash viper

Fred the eyelash viper

Marty’s photo of the day #3617: This is Fred, a baby eyelash viper. He hung out on a large leaf, near the front door of our cabin, the entire time Deb and I were in Costa Rica.

It’s a baby howler monkey!

It’s a baby howler monkey!

Marty’s photo of the day #3614: Here’s a little Sunday morning cuteness, as a baby howler monkey looks down from high in a tree. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Farmhouse bats

Farmhouse bats

Marty’s photo of the day #3611: Seba’s short-tailed bats, photographed in a tiny abandoned farmhouse, in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

Toucan

Toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #3596: Toucan in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

Blue morpho butterfly

Blue morpho butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3576: Blue morpho butterflies are pretty with their wings closed. But when they open them—wow! Photographed in Costa Rica.

Hang on

Hang on

Marty’s photo of the day #3573: A tiny anole lizard hangs onto a leaf in Costa Rica.

Central American agouti

Central American agouti

Marty’s photo of the day #3553: Today’s photo comes from Costa Rica. This is a Central American agouti—a rodent that can weigh up to nine pounds.

Skittish macaws

Skittish macaws

Marty’s photo of the day #3549: This won’t go down as my most crisp photo, but macaws are skittish. I had been trying to photograph them for the entire week I was in Costa Rica, and I finally got close enough for a few shots on the morning of my departure.

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

Marty’s photo of the day #3547: Brown pelicans along the coast of Costa Rica.

James Bond Point

James Bond Point

Marty’s photo of the day #3544: I came across this spot while kayaking along the coast of Costa Rica. I dubbed it “James Bond Point.” Can’t you see James Bond (preferably played by anyone other than Daniel Craig) in a speedboat chase scene, racing through this spot? At the last moment Bond would lunge up […]

Eyelash viper

Eyelash viper

Marty’s photo of the day #3541: Eyelash viper, photographed in Costa Rica.

Creatures of the night

Creatures of the night

Marty’s photo of the day #3515: Whenever I’m in a region of the world with a rainforest, my favorite thing to do is wait until dark and then head out with a flashlight. Often the creatures of the night look like they are from another planet. Here’s a katydid from one of my night hikes […]

Young howler/old howler

Young howler/old howler

Marty’s photo of the day #3493: I haven’t posted any photos from Costa Rica for a while, so here’s a young howler monkey. Speaking of howlers . . . . Just one more day of the biggest crybaby howler of them all, Donald Trump!

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