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.

Giant artsy leaf

Giant artsy leaf

Marty’s photo of the day #3303: Today we go artsy, with a giant leaf I photographed in the Costa Rican rainforest after a rainstorm.

Deer and music

Deer and music

Marty’s photo of the day #3302: The warm weather means moving my office outdoors to the front porch. While there, working on my next book, I keep a camera beside me to capture images of visitors, like this one from yesterday. I find it interesting that deer are sensitive to noises, such as speaking or […]

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Marty’s photo of the day #3301: Today’s reality changes how one views photos from the past. For instance, when viewing this photo I took while hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the thought that likely came to your mind was, “Oh! Look at all that great social distancing!” In reality, it was just our […]

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #3300: This is a heliconia, photographed in Costa Rica.

The Monkey Frog!

The Monkey Frog!

Marty’s photo of the day #3299: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to my hand, the monkey frog! The monkey frog! (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Dog wisdom

Dog wisdom

Marty’s photo of the day #3298: “When life throws you pebbles, dig deeper. That’s where the rocks are.”—Kate the Golden Retriever

Desert tortoise

Desert tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #3297: This is a desert tortoise, photographed several years ago in the Mojave Desert.

Borneo’s comb-crested agamid lizard

Borneo’s comb-crested agamid lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3296: We head to the rainforest of Borneo for this photo of a male comb-crested agamid lizard. Only the male lizards sport the comb-crest.

American bistort

American bistort

Marty’s photo of the day #3295: This is American bistort, photographed last weekend in a high mountain meadow, in western Montana.

Lousewort

Lousewort

Marty’s photo of the day #3294: This is lousewort, photographed last weekend in a high mountain meadow, in western Montana.

Killdeer

Killdeer

Marty’s photo of the day #3293: This is a killdeer that I photographed last past weekend near the Hogan Forest Service cabin Deb and I rented in western Montana. A pair of the birds had a nest near the cabin. The birds would put on their “broken wing” act to steer us away from the […]

Blue camas

Blue camas

Marty’s photo of the day #3292: This is blue camas, photographed last weekend in a high mountain meadow, in western Montana.

Meadow full of flowers

Meadow full of flowers

Marty’s photo of the day #3291: “Meadow full of flowers” shots are tough to do, because the flowers never show up as well on an image as they do to the naked eye. Here’s my attempt anyway. I photographed this last weekend, in western Montana, at an elevation of 6,500 feet.

A cold spotted frog

A cold spotted frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3290: Animals amaze me. This past weekend, Deb and I rented a Forest Service cabin in the mountains that sat at about 6,500 feet. While lower elevations in Montana saw a comfortable weekend, there were times we were shivering—even while wearing multiple layers of clothes. In fact, a snowstorm hit […]

Killdeer actors

Killdeer actors

Marty’s photo of the day #3289: This is a killdeer that I photographed this past weekend near the Hogan Forest Service Cabin Deb and I rented in western Montana. A pair of the birds had a nest right next to the gravel road leading to the cabin. The birds would put on their “broken wing” […]

Hogan Cabin

Hogan Cabin

Marty’s photo of the day #3288: I just got back from a weekend at Hogan Cabin, a Forest Service rental. Being a way from the internet for almost two days was a nice break, but with the Trump rally on Saturday night, I was wondering if perhaps we’d come home and find that Civil War […]

Castillo de Alburquerque

Castillo de Alburquerque

Marty’s photo of the day #3287: I photographed the castle in rural Spain. Called the Castillo de Alburquerque, it was built between 1461 and 1476 by the first Duke of Alburquerque, and it is still owned by his descendants.

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #3286: This is an Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3285: Howler monkey, photographed in Costa Rica.

Ground squirrel fun

Ground squirrel fun

Marty’s photo of the day #3284: Columbian ground squirrel fun. (Photographed in Montana)

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