Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the seven-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet" and "Endangered Edens."

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2031: “Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad.” I love this shot because one can imagine a hundred different stories or captions to accompany it. But here’s something tough to imagine: I took this photo in the midst of the rainy season, and the water in […]

Riverside Wren

Riverside Wren

Marty’s photo of the day #2030: Here’s a photo from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a riverside wren, photographed in Costa Rica.

Checked out by a leopard seal

Checked out by a leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2029: This is not an earless dog in a swimming pool; this is a leopard seal surfacing near our Zodiac (rubber raft) off the coast of Antarctica. Leopard seals have a reputation for being aggressive, but they weren’t that way with us. They would surface, take a look at us, […]

Republicans and their warped definition of freedom

Republicans and their warped definition of freedom

So Donald Trump thinks people who burn the American flag should lose their citizenship, women who have abortions should be punished, and actors who express their concerns to the Vice President-elect should apologize. With that in mind, please tell me Republicans: Other than wanting to give giant corporations more freedom to cheat and pollute and […]

Just like Spider-Man

Just like Spider-Man

Marty’s photo of the day #2028: This spider monkey photo is from my travels for my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This photo didn’t make my book (others from the same shoot did), as the light wasn’t quite right. Here’s a brief except from Endangered […]

Backpacking with the Iban

Backpacking with the Iban

Marty’s photo of the day #2027: For those who have read my book “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” this is where Deb and I started the most challenging trek of our lives. We were on the island of Borneo, with the Iban tribe (once famous for headhunting). After journeying up a river […]

Under the wave

Under the wave

Marty’s photo of the day #2026: The Drake Passage lies between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica. It’s famous for having the roughest seas in the world. While returning from Antarctica in our tiny ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, Deb and I got a taste of those seas when we hit a storm. I […]

Mother Nature Gets Revenge!

Mother Nature Gets Revenge!

Marty’s photo of the day #2025: I just love it when Mother Nature gets revenge! You are looking at old whale processing equipment on Deception Island (just a little northeast of Antarctica), sunk in volcanic ash. Here’s what I wrote about this scene in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: […]

An Antarctic beauty

An Antarctic beauty

Marty’s photo of the day #2025: I photographed this humpback whale along the coast of Antarctica.

In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux . . .

In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2023: In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Martyman with be holding up this pipeline all Thanksgiving Day.

When in doubt . . . .

When in doubt . . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2022: I had the hardest time choosing a photo this morning. I definitely need to head out on another adventure, so I can get some more photos. Let’s see . . . . When in doubt, go with a baby animal photo. (Photographed while backpacking in Zimbabwe)

The best natural insect repellent

The best natural insect repellent

Marty’s photo of the day #2021: If you are viewing this photo on a small screen, you probably won’t see all the little red mosquito bites dotting my arm. The first time I visited the Amazon Rainforest was during the dry season, and the bugs (other than a bullet ant with my name on it) […]

The Amazon River Boys

The Amazon River Boys

Marty’s photo of the day #2020: Good morning from The Amazon River Boys! I call them “The Amazon River Boys,” because I took this photo along an Amazon River tributary. But now that I think about it, these boys are cute enough that in a few years they could be in a boy band teenage […]

Surviving the Apprentice President: A Look on the Bright Side

Surviving the Apprentice President: A Look on the Bright Side

Here’s my “look on the bright side” of the 2016 Presidential Election: Had Hillary Clinton become president, all she would have been able to do is play defense. Republicans in the House and Senate would have opposed her at every step, and new, vicious conspiracy theories about her would have dominated the news. Then, after […]

Dog Scientists vs. Trump Scientists

Dog Scientists vs. Trump Scientists

Marty’s photo of the day #2019: While it’s true that dog scientists still haven’t mastered the concept of the doorknob or—as demonstrated in this photo—that shaking while standing in a lake does not make them drier, they still are far ahead of Donald Trump’s scientists, who still believe that global warming is a hoax and […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 7 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 7 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2017-2018: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 6 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 6 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2016-2017: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 5 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 5 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2014-2015: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 4 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 4 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2012-2013: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 3 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 3 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2010-2011: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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