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Front porch elk

Front porch elk

Marty’s photo of the day #4660: Other than Yellowstone National Park, The Amazon Rainforest of Peru, or Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, I’ve never experienced more consistent wildlife sightings than on the Essen Wildlife Refuge (the 25 acres Deb and I own and fiercely protect, surrounding our house). Rarely does a day goes by […]

Paddling in the rainy season

Paddling in the rainy season

Marty’s photo of the day #4597: During the rainy season, in the Amazon Rainforest, much—but not all—of the land floods. In this photo, my wife, Deb, is paddling her dugout through a portion of the forest where we had walked when we were there during the dry season. And the water varied between three and […]

Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #4552: Greetings from North Carolina! I’m here this week performing two “Around the World in 50 Minutes” shows at Davidson-Davie Community College. Today’s show was at the smaller campus. Usually satellite campus shows feature small crowds, so I was thrilled to fill up two side-by-side conference rooms with roughly 100 […]

Gifts for the Iban headman

Gifts for the Iban headman

Marty’s photo of the day #4400: When my wife, Deb, and I explore remote regions of the world, we always bring gifts for the indigenous people. When in the Amazon Rainforest, we bring the children T-shirts, sugar-free gum, bubbles, and harmonicas. In this photo, Deb is presenting a gift to the headman of an Iban […]

Rainy season monkey frog

Rainy season monkey frog

Marty’s photo of the day #4236: This is me, in the Amazon Rainforest, with a monkey frog. And yes, if you are looking at this on a large screen, those are insect bites all over my arm. My wife and I have visited the Amazon Rainforest twice: first in the dry season, then in the […]