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For the past three decades, Rick Marsi's name has become synonymous with excellence in the following fields:


  • Visually stunning slide programs on nature and travel
  • Guided nature walks that educate and inspire
  • Professionally escorted nature tours in the USA and beyond


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Available for sale here now...

Rick's new book of nature

essays, "Log Cabin Year",

48 Reflections from Our

Seasons Past with illustrations

by Jan Marsi

Click on the book cover to view sample pages



Listing of January sightings in "Diary"
Click on a feature at left - "Bonus Content" - for a photographic look at the Mammals of Yellowstone National Park
Iguanas and Lizards
Living in the Northeastern US, I feel lizard-deprived. Because of this, I take special pleasure in discovering long-tailed reptiles in the places they call home. Here are a few I've encountered...

I call this beauty a land iguana. Others call it Ctensaur. This photo of a three-footer was taken on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. I also encounter these creatures commonly in the dry Northwest of Costa Rica.

I call this one a tree iguana. Others call it the Green Iguana. These are tree dwellers. I shot this photo from a bridge 80 foot above a small river in Costa Rica. The three-foot iguana is lounging in a tree, high above the water.

This basilisk lizard is called the "Jesus Christ Lizard" because it uses its long toes to easily run 10 feet across water. Photographed on the Rio Sarapiqui in Costa Rica.

I'm amazed I even noticed this 6-inch Green Anole while canoeing the Everglades in South Florida. I've also encountered this lovely reptile as far away as Argentina.

This Spiney-tailed Iguana proved a bonus for me, cooperatively posing while I was photographing a Mayan complex at Altun Ha in Belize. 

Photos by Rick Marsi
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