Marty’s photo of the day #2936: During the rainy season in the Amazon Rainforest, the waters rise practically beyond belief. In this photo, my wife, Deb, and friend Laurel are in a spot that would be solid ground in the dry season. And in many such places, we couldn’t touch bottom with our kayak paddles.

Deb is in a traditional Yagua dugout (which she loved) and Laurel is in a standard kayak. Deb and I met Laurel in Antarctica, and she later traveled with us to both the Amazon Rainforest and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.