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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.

The Belén District of Iquitos, Peru,

The Belén District of Iquitos, Peru,

Marty’s photo of the day #2239: I stood on the roof of a house, in the Belén District of Iquitos, Peru, to take this photo. This is the poor section of town, as it is on the Amazon River floodplain. Just to the left is the Amazon River.

Spectacled caiman

Spectacled caiman

Marty’s photo of the day #2192: This is a spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Green Iguana

Green Iguana

Marty’s photo of the day #2078: I photographed this green iguana in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #2075: Here’s a heliconia that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon River

Amazon River

Marty’s photo of the day #2068: Your first thought when seeing this photo was likely that it was a lake or an ocean bay scene. It’s not. This is the Amazon River in Peru.

Don’t trip!

Don’t trip!

Marty’s photo of the day #1942: This photo shows Deb and our local friend Alfredo shopping in Iquitos, Peru. Here’s what I wrote about the scene in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Our final stop was the Belen Marketplace. Here hundreds of vendors sold fruits, vegetables, meats, and traditional […]

Monkey Frog

Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1844: A monkey frog climbs up my arm. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Iquitos at night

Iquitos at night

Marty’s photo of the day #1842: I took this photo in Iquitos, Peru, about ten years ago. This is the town square at night. Just off to the right is a little drug store, where customers can get just about any prescription filled. Except no prescription is required! I wonder if the store is still […]

Giant metallic ceiba borer beetle

Giant metallic ceiba borer beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #1795: I photographed this giant metallic ceiba borer beetle in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. It was 3 inches long!

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #1772: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.   Today’s photo is from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. This is an Amazon Tree Boa.

Iquitos Kids

Iquitos Kids

Marty’s photo of the day #1683: I have a whole series of photos with these kids. I’ve posted some in the past, but I don’t think I’ve posted this one. Here’s the story behind the photo: Deb and I had just returned to Iquitos, Peru after a week in the Amazon Rainforest. After checking into […]

A Well Regulated Malitia

A Well Regulated Malitia

Marty’s photo of the day #1651: Men in Iquitos, Peru, demonstrating what a Well Regulated Militia actually looks like. Note the lack of paranoid pot-bellied men carrying misspelled signs.

Leaf-mimic mantis

Leaf-mimic mantis

Marty’s photo of the day #1650: This is a leaf-mimic mantis from the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

Black Caiman

Black Caiman

Marty’s photo of the day #1605: The rare and elusive black caiman. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Iquitos at Night

Iquitos at Night

Marty’s photo of the day #1557: This is downtown Iquitos, Peru. Several years ago, Deb and I were admiring this evening scene, when the strangest thing happened: A group of Texans, wearing ten gallon hats and cowboy boots, walked by, looked up, pointed at the clock, screamed “Bomb!” and ran away. Posted in support of […]

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