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Leaf-Mimic Mantis

Leaf-Mimic Mantis

Marty’s photo of the day #3843: Leaf-mimic mantis, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Only the most . . .

Only the most . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3837: Only the most dedicated tree huggers need apply. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Man-eating flower

Man-eating flower

Marty’s photo of the day #3835: One of the giant man-eating flowers* of the Amazon Rainforest. (Photographed in Peru) (*Fact provided by Q, so you know it’s true.)

A girl and her pygmy marmoset

A girl and her pygmy marmoset

Marty’s photo of the day #3829: This is a Yagua girl and her pygmy marmoset, photographed in a tiny village, deep in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon Lizard

Amazon Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3822: A gorgeous lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Monkey frog

Monkey frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3800: Monkey frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #3795: Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Iquitos

Iquitos

Marty’s photo of the day #3793: Iquitos, Peru at night.

Rainy season kayaking

Rainy season kayaking

Marty’s photo of the day #3782: Visiting the Amazon Rainforest during the rainy season is quite different from visiting during the dry season. I took this photo while kayaking through the rainforest in the rainy season. The water beneath me was at least six feet deep. Had I been in the same spot in the […]

Seed-pod canoe

Seed-pod canoe

Marty’s photo of the day #3773: I found this seed pod, creating its own miniature canoe, while exploring the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Giant ceiba borer beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #3713: This is a giant ceiba borer beetle. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Velvety swamp snake

Velvety swamp snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3712: Velvety swamp snake. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Look closely!

Look closely!

Marty’s photo of the day #3705: Look closely. It’s a walking stick. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Leaf-mimic mantis

Leaf-mimic mantis

Marty’s photo of the day #3687: Leaf-mimic mantis, photographed in the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

Amazon mushrooms

Amazon mushrooms

Marty’s photo of the day #3684: Mushrooms in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Marty and the monkey frog

Marty and the monkey frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3675: This is me with a monkey frog, in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Smoky jungle frog

Smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3650: This is a smoky jungle frog. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

The only white people around

The only white people around

Marty’s photo of the day #3624: When Deb and I traveled all seven continents, there were multiple times when we were the only white people around. In all such instances, the residents greeted us with smiles. While I can’t say it would change every Republican, I do think more would stop fearing/hating/resenting brown people if […]

The golden chrysalis

The golden chrysalis

Marty’s photo of the day #3572: This golden chrysalis will become a clearwing butterfly, named Sally. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Leaf-mimic lizard

Leaf-mimic lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3569: This is a leaf-mimic lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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