Marty’s photo of the day #4202: This is an outtake from the photoshoot for the cover of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Yes, that is a real tailless whip scorpion on my forehead. They are mostly harmless, but having them crawl all over my face for the photoshoot tickled. The shot chosen for the cover had a whip scorpion on my eye, since it looked a little more scary.

(Photographed by Deb Essen, in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)