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Impressive camouflage

Impressive camouflage

Marty’s photo of the day #4051: Photographed in the Everglades, this little lizard demonstrates impressive camouflage. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Little Green Heron

Little Green Heron

Marty’s photo of the day #4048: I photographed this little green heron in the Everglades. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Hecale longwing butterfly

Hecale longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #4046: You are looking at a Hecale longwing butterfly that I photographed in Costa Rica. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

White ibis

White ibis

Sunset in Costa Rica

Sunset in Costa Rica

Mystery alligator

Mystery alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3968: I really enjoy photographing alligators, because they always provide me with shots that express emotion. This one expresses mystery. (Photographed in the Everglades)

The alligator close-up

The alligator close-up

Marty’s photo of the day #3938: I photographed this alligator in the Everglades. I spent about an hour, watching this alligator before making this picture. Even so, I was always a safe and respectful distance away, and zoomed in for the shot.

Alligator

Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3867: Alligator, photographed in the Everglades.

Great egret

Great egret

Marty’s photo of the day #3840: Great egret, photographed in the Everglades.

Young alligator

Young alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3833: A young alligator, photographed in the Everglades.

Anhinga

Anhinga

Marty’s photo of the day #3799: Anhinga, photographed in the Everglades.

The safer of the two

The safer of the two

Marty’s photo of the day #3703: I love alligators and hope to return to the Everglades in the future to spend more time with them. Hey, at this moment spending time with a Florida alligator is a hell of a lot safer than spending time with a Florida anti-vaxxer.

White peacock butterfly

White peacock butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3696: Here’s a white peacock butterfly that I photographed in the Everglades. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

White ibis

White ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #3632: White ibises, photographed in the Everglades.

Zebra longwing butterfly

Zebra longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3591: Zebra longwing butterfly, photographed in the Everglades.

The evening alligator

The evening alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3485: This was one of the last photos of the evening during my solo adventure in the Everglades. I love how the flash catches the alligator’s eye.

B&W Alligator

B&W Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3475: Today we are going super-artsy, with a black and white version of a well-camouflaged alligator I photographed in the Everglades.

Signed Marty Essen Books!

Signed Marty Essen Books!

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Thinking of alligators

Thinking of alligators

Marty’s photo of the day #3442: This morning I quite literally woke up thinking about alligators. Well, that and where the hell I’m going to go with the story in Time Is Irreverent 4, which I started writing yesterday. Anyway, alligators always seem to be getting the raw end of videos on Facebook and Twitter, […]

Trump is worse than a venomous snake bite

Trump is worse than a venomous snake bite

Marty’s photo of the day #3416: For Halloween, I searched my photos to come up with something scary to post. I really don’t find any animals all that scary, but this cottonmouth I photographed in the Everglades was as close as I could get. In truth, right now the only thing that scares me is […]

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