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Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #2864: An Amazon tree boa, photographed in the rainforest of Peru.

Costa Rican plungers

Costa Rican plungers

Marty’s photo of the day #2831: I bet you’ve always wondered. Where do plungers come from? I solved that mystery when I found them growing in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

A little frog in a great big wilderness

A little frog in a great big wilderness

Marty’s photo of the day #2813: A teeny tiny unidentified tree frog in a great big rainforest. (Photographed in Peru)

Costa Rican Bamboo Palm

Costa Rican Bamboo Palm

Marty’s photo of the day #2728: I only saw one of these while hiking in the rainforest of Costa Rica, and I’ve had a hell of a time identifying it. I did a little more research this morning and am reasonably sure it’s a Costa Rican bamboo palm. The bees sure loved it.

Damn branch!

Damn branch!

Marty’s photo of the day #2692: This is one of the many toucan photos I shot while hiking in the Costa Rican rainforest. Photographing birds in the rainforest is difficult, because they are often skittish, and branches, like the one at the bottom of this photo, just love to jump in the way at the […]

Damn me from the past!

Damn me from the past!

Marty’s photo of the day #2685: I try to avoid posting the same photo twice, but sometimes I forget. This morning I was going through my Borneo photos and came across this frog. I did a little sharpening and a little cropping but couldn’t remember the species name. I have several identification books, but since […]

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2471: This is a smoky jungle frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Feeding the local leeches

Feeding the local leeches

Marty’s photo of the day #2385: This is one of those shots that is technically imperfect, but gets points for effort. I was on the island of Borneo and had spent the better part of an hour gaining the confidence of a troop of maroon langurs (also called leaf monkeys). When the langurs were on […]

Borneo Mushrooms

Borneo Mushrooms

Marty’s photo of the day #2365: Rainforest mushrooms on the island of Borneo.

Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico

Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2326: This photo from Puerto Rico demonstrates the effect of the island’s interior mountains. Most of Puerto Rico has a tropical climate, with rainforests, but the Guánica State Forest, on the southwestern side of the island, is dry, as the mountains block much of the rain. Here the cacti grow […]

Alone . . . in the dark

Alone . . . in the dark

Marty’s photo of the day #2305: I photographed these orphaned baby orangutans while night-hiking through an orangutan rehabilitation facility in Borneo. These babies were supposed to be secured in pens at night, but they had escaped. And obviously the idea of escaping was much more exciting than the reality of heading for the rainforest, alone, […]

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.

Borneo Tree Frog

Borneo Tree Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2277: This is an unidentified green tree frog that I photographed while backpacking deep in Borneo’s rainforest.

Amazon kids

Amazon kids

Marty’s photo of the day #2136: Kids who live in the Amazon Rainforest don’t have TVs to sit in front of, or video games to play, like kids in the United States do. They also don’t have helicopter parents. Still, I have a hunch that they are bored less often and have more fun than […]

Can you find the katydid?

Can you find the katydid?

Marty’s photo of the day #2135: If you are looking at this on a small smartphone screen, it won’t appear to be much. If you can, enlarge the photo and find the katydid (photographed in the Amazon Rainforest).

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