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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.

Postman Butterfly

Postman Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3047: This is a postman butterfly, photographed in Costa Rica.

Too close for macaw

Too close for macaw

Marty’s photo of the day #3043: For me, this photo is more about victory than anything. During the week I was in Costa Rica, the macaws frustrated me. I could hear them, and sometimes I’d see them for a second or two as they flew through the rainforest. It wasn’t until my very last hike […]

Looking into your soul

Looking into your soul

Marty’s photo of the day #3038: This is a white-faced capuchin monkey that I photographed in Costa Rica. Doesn’t it feel like her eyes are looking right into your soul?

Jesus Christ, the lizard

Jesus Christ, the lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3037: This is a Jesus Christ lizard that I photographed in Costa Rica. They get their name because when they are small they can run across rivers and ponds on their hind legs. Big adults, like this one, sink.

Toucan

Toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #3006: Toucans are difficult to photograph in the rainforest. They’re skittish and there always seems to be a tree branch blocking the view. Here’s one I photographed while hiking in Costa Rica.

The night orchid

The night orchid

Marty’s photo of the day #2984: I photographed this orchid in Costa Rica and spent a bit of time afterwards trying to identify it. The few similar flowers I found on the internet were simply called “purple and yellow orchids.” In other words, those who posted images before me had no idea what its name […]

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.

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