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The Monkey Frog!

The Monkey Frog!

Marty’s photo of the day #3299: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to my hand, the monkey frog! The monkey frog! (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #3286: This is an Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

A marine toad named Barr

A marine toad named Barr

Marty’s photo of the day #3277: Marine toads are the world’s largest species of toad. This guy, will call him “Barr,” was quickly released before he started eating everything in the boat. (Barr was photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Leaf-mimic frog

Leaf-mimic frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3276: I photographed this leaf-mimic-frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. How’s that for some impressive camouflage?

Walking stick

Walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #3267: Walking stick, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Yagua children

Yagua children

Marty’s photo of the day #3266: Yagua children along the Amazon River in Peru.

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #3253: Heliconia, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #3245: Here’s a giant ceiba borer beetle that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. This beetle is three inches long!

Leaf-mimic frog

Leaf-mimic frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3238: Here’s a leaf-mimic frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

The finer points of bubble blowing

The finer points of bubble blowing

Marty’s photo of the day #3234: Sometimes it’s just nice to look at a photo that makes you smile. This is my wife, Deb, teaching Yagua children the finer points of bubble blowing. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Conehead katydid

Conehead katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #3222: This is conehead katydid, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Behind the screen

Behind the screen

Marty’s photo of the day #3202: I call this photo from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru “Behind the Screen.” This morning as I scrolled through my photos, deciding what to post, it struck me as a metaphor for what is happening here in the United States, where Trump and his wealthy corporate advisers are pushing […]

Wrong number!

Wrong number!

Marty’s photo of the day #3198: Phew! I was worried there for a moment. I thought it was ARACHNID-19, but it was only ARACHNID-18. (Photographed in the Amazon rainforest of Peru)

Yagua Village

Yagua Village

Marty’s photo of the day #3182: This is a Yagua village Deb and I visited on the Rio Orosa (a tributary of the Amazon River), in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Every time we stopped by a village, excited children would greet us as we pulled ashore.

Polka-dot tree frog

Polka-dot tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3175: This is a polka-dot tree frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Whipsnake

Whipsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3165: Here’s a whipsnake that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Velvety swamp snake

Velvety swamp snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3156: In this photo, taken in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, I am holding a velvety swamp snake (Liophis typhlus). She was quite docile.

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. […]

Greetings from New York

Greetings from New York

Marty’s photo of the day #3062: Greetings from New York! I am here all week on a college speaking tour. Here’s a photo from my show, Around the World in 90 Minutes. This is a spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. When full-grown, this little cutie will reach 8 feet in length.

Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3033: Poison dart frog. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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