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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).

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #2109: Here’s a photo of Victoria Falls from my adventure in Zimbabwe. I got very wet taking this photo, as whenever even the slightest wind blew, I’d be in my own private rainstorm. Victoria Falls is an arid region, but all around it is a tiny rainforest, with rainforest plants.

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Marty’s photo of the day #2104: This is one of my favorite flower shots, from the Amazon Rainforest. I call it the Star Trek flower, as it looks like it belongs on another world. If you were on an away mission with Captain Kirk, and you were wearing a red shirt, you wouldn’t want to […]

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2031: “Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad.” I love this shot because one can imagine a hundred different stories or captions to accompany it. But here’s something tough to imagine: I took this photo in the midst of the rainy season, and the water in […]

The best natural insect repellent

The best natural insect repellent

Marty’s photo of the day #2021: If you are viewing this photo on a small screen, you probably won’t see all the little red mosquito bites dotting my arm. The first time I visited the Amazon Rainforest was during the dry season, and the bugs (other than a bullet ant with my name on it) […]

Rainforest Chic

Rainforest Chic

Marty’s photo of the day #1867: Donald Trump’s wife may look good in makeup and a swimsuit, but mine can look stylish, makeup free, in the extreme heat and humidity of the Amazon Rainforest. In this photo, Deb clowns around, pretending to be on the runway, modeling “rainforest chic.” The rubber boots, by the way, […]

The ultimate solar dryer

The ultimate solar dryer

Marty’s photo of the day #1809: This is one of those “How do they do that?” photos. The lodge we stayed at in Costa Rica was miles away from roads and only accessible by boat. We had very limited electricity, supplied by solar panels. After a day of hiking in the rainforest we would come […]

Aromobatidae

Aromobatidae

Marty’s photo of the day #1721: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. I believe this frog […]

Mouthless

Mouthless

Marty’s photo of the day #1719: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Hyla punctata or a close subspecies

Hyla punctata or a close subspecies

Marty’s photo of the day #1718: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Amazon Frog

Amazon Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1717: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Green Monkey Frog

Green Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1716: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs (then we’ll get back to warm and cuddly animals from other parts of the world, I promise). Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from […]

Frog Face

Frog Face

Marty’s photo of the day #1715: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Today I have an extreme close-up of a frog’s face.

The proper crop

The proper crop

Marty’s photo of the day #1714: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Here’s a photography secret: sometimes the correct crop makes all the difference. This lizard from the Amazon Rainforest has been sitting […]

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