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Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2385: This is a howler monkey. Photographed in Costa Rica.

The monkey under the mask

The monkey under the mask

Marty’s photo of the day #2371: To me, spider monkeys always look like they are wearing a poorly designed mask for a low budget science-fiction movie. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

From Costa Rica

From Costa Rica

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: Flower and butterfly. Photographed in Costa Rica.

The United States and its allies will never kill “the last terrorist.”

The United States and its allies will never kill “the last terrorist.”

The United States and its allies will never kill “the last terrorist.” Middle Eastern terrorists will continue to attack us and our allies, as long as we have a military presence in the Middle East. If you doubt that statement, look up how many times ISIS, Al-Qaeda, or other such groups have attacked Costa Rica […]

Yellow-crowned night heron

Yellow-crowned night heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2303: Here’s a yellow-crowned night heron, photographed in Costa Rica.

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Marty’s photo of the day #2301: Here’s one of my good buddies from my Everglades adventure in 2013, working on my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Now, of course, I worry terribly about all the wildlife in the Everglades. Hang on Mr. Alligator! Stay […]

Shhhhhhh!

Shhhhhhh!

Marty’s photo of the day #2290: Shhhhh! Central American agoutis are easily spooked. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Artsy dragonfly

Artsy dragonfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2287: Today we go artsy again, with a dragonfly photo, I took in Costa Rica.

Artsy lizard

Artsy lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2286: Today we go artsy, with a nighttime lizard photo, I took in Costa Rica.

Stunning palm seeds

Stunning palm seeds

Marty’s photo of the day #2283: These palm seeds were one of the many colorful sights on the rainforest floor in Costa Rica.

A tiny, epic battle

A tiny, epic battle

Marty’s photo of the day #2279: Nature isn’t always pretty. While in Costa Rica, Deb and I witnessed an epic battle between a four-lined ameiva lizard and a large katydid. One wouldn’t expect the katydid to have a chance, but it was obviously releasing some sort of bad-tasting chemical. Each time we thought the lizard […]

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2273: This is Fred, the baby eyelash viper that lived on a large leaf next to our cabana, in Costa Rica. He kept us company for the entire week we were there, and didn’t seem to mind us greeting him each time we walked by.

Jesus Christ Lizard

Jesus Christ Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2272: This is a Jesus Christ lizard, named for its ability to run across small ponds and rivers. This one, however, is probably too big to do the trick. Running on water is for the young. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Katydid

Katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2266: I photographed this Katydid in Costa Rica. You can find this katydid, as well as several other unusual katydids, in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”

Great Curassow

Great Curassow

Marty’s photo of the day #2258: Here’s a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This is a male great curassow, photographed in Costa Rica.

Brown blunt-headed vine snake

Brown blunt-headed vine snake

Marty’s photo of the day #2199: The tiny snake I am holding is a brown blunt-headed vine snake. Technically, the snake venomous, but its venom is mild, and I wasn’t worried that he would bite me. He was a mellow little guy. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

White-faced capuchin monkey

White-faced capuchin monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2198: Hang out too long under a white-faced capuchin monkey and you will either get wet or have something dropped on your head. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Great Egret

Great Egret

Marty’s photo of the day #2196: Great egret. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Baby Howler Monkey

Baby Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2195: Awww . . . it’s a baby howler monkey! (Photographed in Costa Rica)

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