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The deadliest snake?

The deadliest snake?

Marty’s photo of the day #3315: I photographed this fer-de-lance in Costa Rica. Known as the “deadliest snake in the western hemisphere,” it’s not actually the most venomous. Snakes such as the bushmaster have more powerful venom. The fer-de-lance only gets the deadliest title because it blends in with the leaf litter and has the […]

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #3300: This is a heliconia, photographed in Costa Rica.

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3285: Howler monkey, photographed in Costa Rica.

Tree frog

Tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3275: Tree frog, photographed in Costa Rica.

Anole lizard

Anole lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3228: Anole lizard, photographed in Costa Rica.

Zebra longwing butterfly

Zebra longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3217: I photographed this zebra longwing butterfly in the Everglades. A slightly different version of this photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Cattleya orchid

Cattleya orchid

Marty’s photo of the day #3212: This is a Cattleya orchid, photographed in Costa Rica.

Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3192: This is a spider monkey, photographed while exploring a rainforest in Costa Rica.

An anniversary in the rainforest

An anniversary in the rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3191: Being self-employed often means seldom taking a vacation. Before Deb and I traveled to all seven continents in four years, we had gone ten years without taking a vacation, other than occasional long-weekend backpacking trips. Even then, our seven continents of adventures were technically work, because I turned them […]

Costa Rica color

Costa Rica color

Marty’s photo of the day #3179: Here’s some color from Costa Rica to cheer you up on a Monday.

Central America agouti

Central America agouti

Marty’s photo of the day #3172: This unusual rodent that I photographed in Costa Rica is called a Central American agouti. Adults weigh about nine pounds.

Flipper is a stupid name

Flipper is a stupid name

Marty’s photo of the day #3170: Today I’m featuring a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a bottlenose dolphin, photographed in Costa Rica. And no, his name was not Flipper. It was Hey-You. As Hey-You deftly pointed out to me, […]

Finding the toucan

Finding the toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #3161: The following short excerpt is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: As a writer, I know it’s my duty to add excitement here by spelling out the sound of the call—with lots of dashes and exclamation […]

Whimbrel vs. willet

Whimbrel vs. willet

Marty’s photo of the day #3152: Did you ever wonder how to tell the difference between a whimbrel (left) and a willet (right)? Well, now you know! I shot this photo in Costa Rica, and it appears in the full-color glossy glory in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Marty’s photo of the day #3148: Howler monkeys, photographed in Costa Rica.

Borneo at nightt

Borneo at nightt

Marty’s photo of the day #3135: Whether Deb and I were in the rainforests of Peru, Costa Rica, Borneo, or Australia, night hikes were always among the best parts of our adventures. Each night, after dark, we’d head out looking for snakes, frogs, lizards, arachnids, and insects that looked like they were from another planet. […]

Batty photography

Batty photography

Marty’s photo of the day #3131: The following excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, describes the shot: When we planned our hike to the farmhouse, I immediately thought of the two-story farmhouse my grandparents had owned in northern Minnesota. I knew […]

Crabby

Crabby

Marty’s photo of the day #3106: Someone’s going to be crabby today! (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Great curassow

Great curassow

Marty’s photo of the day #3068: This is a male great curassow, photographed in Costa Rica.

Riverside wren

Riverside wren

Marty’s photo of the day #3060: This is a riverside wren, photographed in Costa Rica.

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