Marty’s photo of the day #2993: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals in the Amazon Rainforest—because there are some things money can’t buy!
Pygmy marmosets are the smallest of the New World monkeys. This one belonged to a young girl from the Yagua tribe. I don’t know how she acquired the marmoset, but I prefer to think it’s a happy story, with the marmoset being rescued from certain death and raised back to health