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Anole lizard

Anole lizard

Marty’s photos of the day #4566: Here’s a photo from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” Anole lizard, photographed in Costa Rica.

The brown blunt-headed vine snake

The brown blunt-headed vine snake

Marty’s photo of the day #4439: The following short excerpt takes place in Costa Rica and is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: With flashlights in hand and rubber boots on our feet (to protect against snakebites), we started down a trail […]

The water runner

The water runner

Marty’s photo of the day #4393: This is a Jesus Christ lizard, named because when people hear them frantically dashing through the leaf litter, they often yell, “Jesus Christ! What was that?” Okay, the species is actually called a Jesus Christ lizard, because the young ones have the ability to run across the surface of […]

Squawking like parrot

Squawking like  parrot

Marty’s photo of the day #4354: My two-week-long speaking tour is over, and I’m flying from Syracuse, NY to Missoula, MT later today. It sure would be nice if each airplane flight were as exciting as my first airplane flight, as a child. Now all I hope for is that I don’t get stuck next […]

The solar dryer

The solar dryer

Marty’s photo of the day #4335: Good morning from New York. While on my current speaking tour, I have packed enough stage clothes and regular clothes that I won’t need to do laundry. But when Deb and I were at a remote rainforest lodge in Costa Rica, it was nice to be able to get […]

ANWR from the air

ANWR from the air

Marty’s photo of the day #4329: After canoeing across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Deb and I got to fly back over where we had been. I shot this photo from the window of our tiny airplane. Below, along the Jago River, was our first campsite, and the hill, “Bitty,” was our first-day climbing conquest. […]