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Chrysalis of gold

Chrysalis of gold

Marty’s photo of the day #2655: This chrysalis, seemingly made of gold, will become a clearwing butterfly. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

A caiman in the grass

A caiman in the grass

Marty’s photo of the day #2654: A caiman in the grass.   (Spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

Out for a ride with Dad

Out for a ride with Dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2650: This cute little girl is out for a dugout ride with her father, through the flooded Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

Barbecue grubs anyone?

Barbecue grubs anyone?

Marty’s photo of the day #2645: Shall we rustle up some grub for a barbecue? Literally? Enjoy your long weekend and remember: being open-minded to other cultures is a good thing. (Photographed in Iquitos, Peru)

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Marty’s photo of the day #2600: This is a walking stick I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Or it’s alien from a distant planet. I’m not sure.

Flooded Amazon Rainforest

Flooded Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2593: I have visited the Amazon Rainforest of Peru twice: once during the dry season and once during the rainy season. I took this photo from my kayak during the rainy season. I’m not on any river, just a frequently flooded section of rainforest. If I took a photograph from […]

What you always wanted to know about Iquitos

What you always wanted to know about Iquitos

Marty’s photo of the day #2592: Today’s photo certainly isn’t the prettiest one I’ve posted, but it provides the answer to a question that’s difficult to answer without local help: What do the rooftops look like in Iquitos, Peru? Luckily, Deb and I befriended a motorcar taxi driver, who took us to the parent’s house […]

This guy is a poison dart frog

This guy is a poison dart frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2575: I photographed this poison dart frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Those are tadpoles on his back. And yes, the frog is most likely a “he.” In most, but not all, cases it is the male that has the baby-carrying duties.

Walking stick

Walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #2571: Here’s an extreme close-up of a walking stick in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Artsy anaconda

Artsy anaconda

Marty’s photo of the day #2556: Today we go artsy with a “Study in Gold and Brown.” This is an anaconda surfacing for a breath in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Whipsnake

Whipsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #2527: I photographed this whipsnake in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. I had to be quick to capture this photo, because it was doing an admirable job of defending itself.

My favorite frog

My favorite frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2503: Here’s my favorite frog—a monkey frog. She was so docile, and just crawled around on my arm while I took photos. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

The insect from outer space

The insect from outer space

Marty’s photo of the day #2498: Is it a leaf-mimic mantis, or is it an alien from outer space? (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Leaf-Mimic Lizard

Leaf-Mimic Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2481: Here’s a leaf-mimic lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2471: This is a smoky jungle frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Baby boa!

Baby boa!

Marty’s photo of the day #2456: Aah . . . it’s a baby Amazon tree boa! (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

Fun with dugouts

Fun with dugouts

Marty’s photo of the day #2450: This photo, from Peru, explained with a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Other than Yaguas paddling in their dugouts (a skinny canoe carved from a log), we had the Rio Orosa to ourselves. When we passed the occasional tribal village, […]

A little weevil in a big, big world

A little weevil in a big, big world

Marty’s photo of the day #2345: This is a weevil of some sort, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. I considered cropping this in a bit more, but I think the wider angle gives a better feel for just how small this little guy is.

Anaconda

Anaconda

Marty’s photo of the day #2337: I photographed this anaconda in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Note the cloudy eyes—the snake is just a few days away from shedding her skin.

Leaf-mimic katydid

Leaf-mimic katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2304: Here’s a leaf-mimic katydid. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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