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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.

Amazon tree boa camouflage

Amazon tree boa camouflage

Marty’s photo of the day #3029: Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon lizard

Amazon lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3028: I photographed this beautiful lizard deep in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. When I tried to identify it, I came up with multiple possibilities. It could be one of those, or none of those. So I’m punting on the ID this time.

For my wife

For my wife

Marty’s photo of the day #3013: I can’t believe it! Deb and I have been married 35 years as of today. This is one of my favorite photos of her, and here’s why: I could never be married to a woman who wasn’t intelligent, outspoken, brave, and adventurous. I wish you could have seen how […]

Hard times for reincarnation believers

Hard times for reincarnation believers

Marty’s photo of the day #3010: With the recent deaths of David Koch and Jeffrey Epstein, it’s getting harder and harder for those who believe in reincarnation to feel good about snacking on barbecued grubs sold by street vendors in Peru. I mean, how do you know who you might be eating? You gotta admit, […]

Watching you

Watching you

Marty’s photo of the day #2959: I’m watching Robert Mueller testify in front of the House of Representatives this morning. Do Republicans have no shame? (That was a rhetorical question.) While I watch the proceedings, I’ll leave this monkey frog to watch you. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

The bullet ant encounter

The bullet ant encounter

Marty’s photo of the day #2958: I photographed this bullet ant in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. According to multiple studies, the bullet ant is the most venomous insect in the world, and it delivers the world’s most painful sting. If you’ve read my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, you […]

Heading up the Amazon

Heading up the Amazon

Marty’s photo of the day #2920: Laurel Pfund and Deb Essen—enjoying a beautiful day, heading up the Amazon River in Peru.

Conehead katydid

Conehead katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2902: Here’s a conehead katydid, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon floodplain

Amazon floodplain

Marty’s photo of the day #2900: I haven’t posted a scenic photo for a while, so here’s one of the floodplain along the Amazon River in Peru.

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #2864: An Amazon tree boa, photographed in the rainforest of Peru.

One badass frog

One badass frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2862: Monkey frogs are my favorite species of frog. They are pretty fearless, they don’t feel like frogs (they feel waxy), and they aren’t really even shaped like frogs. I photographed this beauty in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

One brave frog

One brave frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2857: This tree frog, in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, was fearless—letting me approach to within inches of her face.

A little frog in a great big wilderness

A little frog in a great big wilderness

Marty’s photo of the day #2813: A teeny tiny unidentified tree frog in a great big rainforest. (Photographed in Peru)

Gertrude the Amazon frog

Gertrude the Amazon frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2788: Here’s one of the many unusual, unidentified frogs I photographed on my second adventure to the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. She claims her name is Gertrude.

The portrait of an Amazon frog

The portrait of an Amazon frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2781: Here’s a tiny unidentified tree frog that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. How considerate of him to stay still for his portrait.

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