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

Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

Marty’s photo of the day #3268: Yesterday Deb and I went hiking in the Calf Creek Wildlife Management Area, which is in the foothills of the Sapphire Mountains, on the opposite side of the valley we live in. For those not familiar with the area, Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is 95-miles-long, with a population of just […]

Cop Profiling vs Racial Profiling

Cop Profiling vs Racial Profiling

A Facebook friend, who is a cop, messaged me privately to say he didn’t appreciate one of my posts this week that criticized cops. Even though I was careful to say “not all cops,” he still felt I painted with too broad of a brush. As a liberal, I had to think carefully about that. […]

Walking stick

Walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #3267: Walking stick, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

For Trumpers who deny they are racist

For Trumpers who deny they are racist

Now would be a good time to point out to Trumpers on social media—who claim they aren’t racist—that while they posted nothing about the white Minneapolis cop murdering an unarmed black man while three fellow officers looked on, they sure as hell got upset and posted about the protests afterward. Multiple studies have shown that […]

Yagua children

Yagua children

Marty’s photo of the day #3266: Yagua children along the Amazon River in Peru.

It wasn’t just one rogue cop

It wasn’t just one rogue cop

Near the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, I wrote that one of the silver-linings of the pandemic would be that cops would stop beating black people. My reasoning was that cops wouldn’t unnecessarily risk the physical contact. Silly me! I should have known that the urge to beat blacks was too strong for some cops. […]

Yellowstone gem

Yellowstone gem

Marty’s photo of the day #3265: This is Trout Lake in Yellowstone National Park. It’s one of the many gems you can find in the park if you hike away from the crowds.

Wolf spider

Wolf spider

Marty’s photo of the day #3264: For those who appreciate nature in all its forms. This is a wolf spider, photographed in a Costa Rican rainforest.

Adelaide’s warbler

Adelaide’s warbler

Marty’s photo of the day #3263: This is an Adelaide’s warbler, photographed in Puerto Rico.

Baja California Peninsula

Baja California Peninsula

Marty’s photo of the day #3262: Here’s a scenic shot of the Baja California Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Zimbabwe elephants

Zimbabwe elephants

Marty’s photo of the day #3261: I photographed these two elephants while hiking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This was not a fierce battle. In fact, one seems quite excited about the encounter.

Baby Spanish Ibex

Baby Spanish Ibex

Marty’s photo of the day #3260: Awww . . . it’s a baby Spanish ibex. Thank God Don Junior and Eric aren’t around!

Just you and me!

Just you and me!

Marty’s photo of the day #3259: “Come on Don Junior! Just you and me. How brave are you without gun?”

Tundra plant life

Tundra plant life

Marty’s photo of the day #3258: This is a close-up of tundra plant life, somewhere in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

I know he’s in here somewhere!

I know he’s in here somewhere!

Marty’s photo of the day #3257: “I know he’s in here somewhere!”

Playing with humpbacks

Playing with humpbacks

Marty’s photo of the day #3256: I took this picture off the coast of Antarctica. On this glorious day, the humpback whales played with the Zodiac Deb and I were in. They’d come at us at a fast clip, and just when it looked like they would knock us into the water, they’d dive underneath […]

Australian green tree frog

Australian green tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3255: This is an Australian green tree frog, also known as a White’s tree frog, a dumpy tree frog, or as her friends call her, Sally. (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Holding an octopus

Holding an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #3254: My wife, Deb, holds an octopus in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #3253: Heliconia, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Orangutan

Orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #3252: Orangutan, photographed on the island of Borneo.

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