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Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3192: This is a spider monkey, photographed while exploring a rainforest in Costa Rica.

An anniversary in the rainforest

An anniversary in the rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3191: Being self-employed often means seldom taking a vacation. Before Deb and I traveled to all seven continents in four years, we had gone ten years without taking a vacation, other than occasional long-weekend backpacking trips. Even then, our seven continents of adventures were technically work, because I turned them […]

Colorful bamboo

Colorful bamboo

Marty’s photo of the day #3171: I hadn’t realized how brightly colored bamboo could be, until I saw it growing wild in the rainforests of Borneo.

Borneo at nightt

Borneo at nightt

Marty’s photo of the day #3135: Whether Deb and I were in the rainforests of Peru, Costa Rica, Borneo, or Australia, night hikes were always among the best parts of our adventures. Each night, after dark, we’d head out looking for snakes, frogs, lizards, arachnids, and insects that looked like they were from another planet. […]

Borneo Walking Stick

Borneo Walking Stick

Marty’s photo of the day #3021: I photographed this walking stick while backpacking with the Iban (a tribe once famous for headhunting), deep in Borneo’s rainforest.

Toucan

Toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #3006: Toucans are difficult to photograph in the rainforest. They’re skittish and there always seems to be a tree branch blocking the view. Here’s one I photographed while hiking in Costa Rica.

Kuching, Kuching

Kuching, Kuching

Marty’s photo of the day #2986: When Deb and I traveled to the island of Borneo, we spent a night in the city of Kuching before heading out on our rainforest backpacking trip. This is the city at night, photographed from the balcony of our hotel room.

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 […]

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.

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