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The Jago River

The Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2972: You are looking at the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Here the river is frozen, but a few miles to the north, the river drops onto the Arctic Coastal Plain and begins to flow. That’s where Deb and I got into a canoe and paddled the […]

Did I cut the wrong one?

Did I cut the wrong one?

Marty’s photo of the day #2967: As I was finishing up the Costa Rica chapter in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, I had to pick one of two Hecale longwing butterfly photos. This is the shot that got cut. Thinking about it […]

Big World

Big World

Marty’s photo of the day #2964: It’s a big world out there when you’re a little lizard! (Photographed in Costa Rica)

That was some vile howling at the Trump rally

That was some vile howling at the Trump rally

Marty’s photo of the day #2953: “Look, I’m a howler monkey, so I’ve heard some shit in my days. But yesterday, at the Trump rally, that was some vile, evil, sick howling. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that monkeys and humans evolved from a common ancestor!” (Photographed in Costa Rica).

Bats in the farmhouse

Bats in the farmhouse

Marty’s photo of the day #2922: I took this photo in an abandoned farmhouse in the Costa Rican rainforest. This brief excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, details the shot: Entering the large, dark back room was intense. When I shined […]

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Marty’s photo of the day #2907: Today’s bottlenose dolphin photo is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2906: Today’s photo is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. You are looking at Fred the Eyelash Viper. He lived on a large leaf just outside the front door of the cabin Deb and I rented in […]

Brown pelicans in flight

Brown pelicans in flight

Marty’s photo of the day #2895: Here’s a photo from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” Brown pelicans in flight.

Heading to ANWR

Heading to ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #2881: I originally featured this picture in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I shot this from the co-pilot’s seat of a little airplane on what is almost certainly the most dangerous flight in North America. We’re heading […]

Toucan

Toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #2878: I originally featured this picture in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” It’s a toucan, photographed the Costa Rican rainforest.

The coolest snake in the forest

The coolest snake in the forest

Marty’s photo of the day #2872: Of all the snakes one could encounter anywhere in the world, eyelash vipers may be the coolest. First, they come in a variety of colors, from green to brown to pink to yellow to white—and all those colors can come from the same litter. Second, they have rough scales […]

When butterflies deliver your mail

When butterflies deliver your mail

Marty’s photo of the day #2871: I dedicate today’s photo to Wanda LaCroix. She lives in Grecia, Costa Rica, and on February 1st I mailed her a copy of my new novel, “Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!” According to USPS tracking, the book traveled from Victor, Montana to Missoula to San Francisco […]

Great curassow

Great curassow

Marty’s photo of the day #2843: Today we go back to Costa Rica for this portrait of a male great curassow.

Sunset in Costa Rica

Sunset in Costa Rica

Marty’s photo of the day #2841: Sunset in Costa Rica.

White-faced capuchin monkey

White-faced capuchin monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2831: This short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explains this shot, taken in Costa Rica: Twice we had seen white-faced capuchin monkeys pass by our cabin. Both times, however, the monkeys were high in the […]

Costa Rican plungers

Costa Rican plungers

Marty’s photo of the day #2831: I bet you’ve always wondered. Where do plungers come from? I solved that mystery when I found them growing in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

Climbing to the sky

Climbing to the sky

Marty’s photo of the day #2823: A mother and baby howler monkey climb to the sky in Costa Rica.

Interesting spider monkey facts

Interesting spider monkey facts

Marty’s photo of the day #2808: Two unusual physical characteristics of spider monkeys are that they have four long fingers and only a vestigial thumb (a full-sized thumb could interfere with swinging from branch to branch), and the females have a large pendulous clitoris that is more visible than the males’ penis, making sexual identification […]

Mangrove crab

Mangrove crab

Marty’s photo of the day #2798: Mangrove crab, photographed in Costa Rica.

Monkey mischief

Monkey mischief

Marty’s photo of the day #2776: Why it’s not a good idea to walk directly underneath a white-faced capuchin monkey. The locals call those big round seeds “donkey balls.” (Photographed in Costa Rica)

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