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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.

Oh, no! Not another snake!

Oh, no! Not another snake!

Marty’s photo of the day #2772: Because I have some followers who are not fond of snakes, I generally avoid posting such photos close together. Since I posted a snake photo earlier this week, when I came across this photo I took of an Amazon tree boa in Peru, I almost passed it by to […]

Smoky jungle frog

Smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2760: I photographed this smoky jungle frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Years later, I photographed several more smoky jungle frogs in Costa Rica. Although I have a hunch that, just like the fer-de-lance snakes in the Peru and Costa Rica, the common name for this frog covers species […]

Name that tree frog!

Name that tree frog!

Marty’s photo of the day #2730: This large frog, that I photographed in Peru, has many different names: gladiator tree frog, giant tree frog, giant gladiator tree frog, Hypsiboas boans, and Joe.

A break from tear gas photos

A break from tear gas photos

Marty’s photo of the day #2728: This photo is for those who have had their hearts ripped out, witnessing children of asylum-seekers, crying in pain, due to Donald Trump’s tear gas. Here are some children from south of the border, just being kids, and having a great time. (Photographed in Iquitos, Peru)

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2680: Ever wonder what it looks like standing in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest? Here you go! Now, find your way out. (Photographed in Peru)

Tiny Frog

Tiny Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2678: Here’s a tiny frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Tiny, tiny, tiny

Tiny, tiny, tiny

Marty’s photo of the day #2675: There are many species of green tree frog in the Amazon Rainforest, often with subtle differences. This is the tiniest one I photographed in Peru. She could fit on your thumbnail.

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)

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