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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)

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Marty’s photo of the day #2769: I’ll let an excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: What’s that! My eyes widened. An Everglades racer was slithering past my knee, heading for the alligator. “This isn’t going to end well,” […]

Smoky jungle frog

Smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2760: I photographed this smoky jungle frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Years later, I photographed several more smoky jungle frogs in Costa Rica. Although I have a hunch that, just like the fer-de-lance snakes in the Peru and Costa Rica, the common name for this frog covers species […]

Stripe-throated hermit

Stripe-throated hermit

Marty’s photo of the day #2729: Stripe-throated hermit, photographed in Costa Rica.

Whimbrel and Willet

Whimbrel and Willet

Marty’s photo of the day #2727: Whimbrel and willet, photographed in Costa Rica.

Dolphin food

Dolphin food

Marty’s photo of the day #2727: This school of fish has taken to the air in an attempt to escape a pod of spotted dolphins. (Photographed along the coast of Costa Rica.)

Terns, terns, terns

Terns, terns, terns

Marty’s photo of the day #2726: Here’s a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: Terns in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Which is better: nonfiction or fiction?

Which is better: nonfiction or fiction?

Most book authors either write nonfiction or fiction. I started out with nonfiction, publishing Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents in 2006 and following up with Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico in 2016. After that I switched to fiction, publishing Time Is Irreverent in 2018 […]

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