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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 […]

Amazing skin!

Amazing skin!

Marty’s photo of the day #3079: I just love the skin texture on this green iguana that I photographed in Puerto Rico. There’s so much going on!

Stolen and Burned

Stolen and Burned

Marty’s photo of the day #3058: Every once in a while people steal my photos. I’m not talking about a Facebook or Twitter share (which is perfectly fine). I’m talking about actual stealing. For instance, a guide company in Puerto Rico stole one of my photos for use on their website, and in the instance […]

The Jago River

The Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2972: You are looking at the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Here the river is frozen, but a few miles to the north, the river drops onto the Arctic Coastal Plain and begins to flow. That’s where Deb and I got into a canoe and paddled the […]

Did I cut the wrong one?

Did I cut the wrong one?

Marty’s photo of the day #2967: As I was finishing up the Costa Rica chapter in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, I had to pick one of two Hecale longwing butterfly photos. This is the shot that got cut. Thinking about it […]

Green Iguana

Green Iguana

Marty’s photo of the day #2914: Here’s another photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a green iguana, photographed in Puerto Rico.

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Marty’s photo of the day #2907: Today’s bottlenose dolphin photo is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Howler monkey mother & child

Howler monkey mother & child

Marty’s photo of the day #2880: I originally featured this picture in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This is a baby howler monkey in the arms of her mother, photographed the Costa Rica.

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