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Along the Puerto Rico coast

Along the Puerto Rico coast

Marty’s photo of the day #4076: I photographed this tiny crab along the coast of Puerto Rico.

Where the desert meets the water

Where the desert meets the water

Marty’s photo of the day #4052: Where the desert meets the water. Guanica cacti along the coast of Puerto Rico. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Hecale longwing butterfly

Hecale longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #4046: You are looking at a Hecale longwing butterfly that I photographed in Costa Rica. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Sunset in Costa Rica

Sunset in Costa Rica

Iguana

Iguana

Marty’s photo of the day #3893: Iguana, photographed in Puerto Rico.

The snake bat-catcher

The snake bat-catcher

Marty’s photo of the day #3858: I took this photo on a dark, rainy night in Puerto Rico (that’s why there are a few water spots on the lens). I am standing at the entrance to a large cave that angles sharply down into the slippery rocks, trying not to fall in. What you are […]

The bat-catcher

The bat-catcher

Marty’s photo of the day #3850: A Puerto Rican boa hangs out in a cave, waiting for a bat to fly by. Yes, these boas snatch bats right out of the air! (Photographed in Puerto Rico)

Fun with macro photography

Fun with macro photography

Marty’s photo of the day #3706: Look closely. This isn’t some tall waterfall that you could swim under. It’s a tiny, four-inch-high waterfall on a beach in Puerto Rico. Fun with macro photography!

Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3688: This spider monkey photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

GQP hot air

GQP hot air

Marty’s photo of the day #3649: If Republicans had balls, even one-billionth the size of these, we’d be well on our way to solving the global warming crisis and Donald Trump wouldn’t be starting up his white supremacist rallies again. So just remember: no matter what form the hot air comes in this summer, it’s […]

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

Marty’s photo of the day #3570: Hermit crab, photographed in Puerto Rico.

Signed Marty Essen Books!

Signed Marty Essen Books!

Avoid the Black Friday Crowds. Signed books make special gifts! For a limited time, I’m offering free U.S. shipping on all signed books and will also include a free signed copy of Endangered Edens with every purchase of two or more books. All books are Amazon #1 best-sellers in their respective categories. Here are the […]

World’s largest toad species

World’s largest toad species

Marty’s photo of the day #3444: This is a marine toad—the world’s largest toad species—photographed in Puerto Rico.

Rainforest Boardwalk

Rainforest Boardwalk

Marty’s photo of the day #3305: Here’s and artsy photo that first appeared in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s an old, rotten boardwalk in the Costa Rican rainforest.

The iguana fix

The iguana fix

Marty’s photo of the day #3281: I haven’t posted any photos from Puerto Rico for a while, so we’ll fix that right now with this iguana.

Adelaide’s warbler

Adelaide’s warbler

Marty’s photo of the day #3263: This is an Adelaide’s warbler, photographed in Puerto Rico.

It looks like something I’ve seen before. . . .

It looks like something I’ve seen before. . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3189: This cactus I photographed in Puerto Rico looks like something I’ve seen before, but I just can’t place it. . . . . Oh, yeah! It looks like a maraca with a bent handle.

A marine toad speaks out

A marine toad speaks out

Marty’s photo of the day #3154: “I’m prettier than Rush Limbaugh and even ooze poison just like he does. Why didn’t I get a Presidential Medal of Freedom?” (Marine Toad, photographed in Puerto Rico)

Puerto Rican crabs have their limits

Puerto Rican crabs have their limits

Marty’s photo of the day #3138: “I can handle almost anything. Just get rid of the psychopath with the paper towels!” (Photographed in Puerto Rico)

It’s not the toads’ fault

It’s not the toads’ fault

Marty’s photo of the day #3110: This is a marine toad (also called a cane toad) that I photographed in Puerto Rico. These large toads are native to South America and have been introduced to places like Puerto Rico and Australia, where they have created havoc. It’s not the toads’ fault, of course, it’s the […]

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