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

Is there anything to eat on your knee?

Is there anything to eat on your knee?

Marty’s photo of the day #2194: A butterfly checks out Deb’s knee in Costa Rica.

This Jesus Christ Lizard would sink

This Jesus Christ Lizard would sink

Marty’s photo of the day #2193: This is a Jesus Christ Lizard, named for its ability to run across water on hind legs. Only the young lizards have the water-running ability. This big boy would sink right away. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Spectacled caiman

Spectacled caiman

Marty’s photo of the day #2192: This is a spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Yes, it’s better to be liberal than conservative

Yes, it’s better to be liberal than conservative

Sometimes I feel like we live in Opposite World. Time and time again Republicans use the word “conservative” like a badge of honor, while Democrats shy away from using the word “liberal.” I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be known as a liberal (which is someone who is broad-minded, tolerant, and […]

Antarctica

Antarctica

Marty’s photo of the day #2191: Along the coast of Antarctica.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #2190: I have a lot of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) pictures, as during the time of our visit, the water level was ideal for photography. Here’s one I haven’t posted before.

If only Libertarian candidates had the brains God gave an animal cracker

If only Libertarian candidates had the brains God gave an animal cracker

One of the major problems with the Libertarian Party is that none of their candidates have the brains God gave an animal cracker. Remember Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, who couldn’t name even one living foreign leader? Well, in the race for U.S. Congress in Montana, the Libertarians have another genius: “President Trump has appointed […]

If this is a repeat, it’s not my fault

If this is a repeat, it’s not my fault

Marty’s photo of the day #2189: I try to never repeat my photos of the day, but I’m sure I screw up every once in a while. I photographed this moose in our front yard several years ago. If it’s a repeat, I’m sorry. It’s not my fault. It’s the liberal media’s fault—because Donald Trump […]

Trump voters Make America Vulnerable Again

Trump voters Make America Vulnerable Again

What is the biggest surprise of Donald Trump’s presidency? Not the bigotry, the hatred, the incompetence, the instability, or the Russian connections. Before the election, all of that was on full display for Americans to see. Except, of course, for the 63 million clueless people who couldn’t tell fact from fiction, and therefore voted for […]

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

Marty’s photo of the day #2188: Here’s a blue morpho butterfly, photographed in Costa Rica.

Perhaps the Russians do have that Trump tape

Perhaps the Russians do have that Trump tape

Now that Donald Trump has given classified information to the Russians, I have to ask all the people who shouted “lock her up,” why aren’t you now shouting “lock him up”? Sure, as president, Trump legally and instantly declassified the information the moment he spilled the beans. But if you add that to Trump’s botched […]

A vulture’s wingspan

A vulture’s wingspan

Marty’s photo of the day #2187: Yesterday I posted a photo and story about the six turkey vultures that are cleaning up a deer behind my house. Today I have a solo shot for you. Turkey vultures have wingspans up to six feet wide. This photo from my motion-sensing camera really shows off that wingspan, […]

The vultures get you in the end

The vultures get you in the end

Marty’s photo of the day #2186: Back on March 11 and March 12, I posted two photos from my motion-sensing camera: one of a coyote, and one of a fox. Both were checking out a dead deer that was two hundred feet below my house. I thought for sure that I would soon get photos […]

My front yard elk and possible poachers

My front yard elk and possible poachers

Marty’s photo of the day #2081: This was the scene in my front yard yesterday. For the last few days, we’ve had a herd of elk hanging around. At this time of year they are a bit scraggly, as they are losing their winter coats. They were also quite skittish, so I had to be […]

The rain in Borneo . . .

The rain in Borneo . .  .

Marty’s photo of the day #2080: Deb’s and my first stop, before leaving on our Borneo backpacking trip with the Iban tribe, was the city of Kuching. This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the scene: Hand in hand, we strolled across the street to the […]

Donald Trump likely to pull a Sarah Palin

Donald Trump likely to pull a Sarah Palin

Anyone who has their hopes up that Donald Trump’s recent unhinged and unethical behavior will lead to his being removed from office is in for a disappointment. That’s because Republicans in Congress are simply incapable of putting country before party. Trump could grab Angela Merkel by the pussy and give Vladimir Putin an apartment in […]

The hippo salesman

The hippo salesman

Marty’s photo of the day #2079: A young man tries to sell us a carved wooden hippo in Zimbabwe. (Yes, we bought it.)

Green Iguana

Green Iguana

Marty’s photo of the day #2078: I photographed this green iguana in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Trump really could shoot someone and not lose his followers.

Trump really could shoot someone and not lose his followers.

When historians look back at Donald Trump, the chances are good that they will see this as his defining quote: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay?” Personally, when I think of Trump, the fable of “The Scorpion and the Frog” immediately comes […]

The Punk Rocker of the Rainforest

The Punk Rocker of the Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2077: When I’m performing my college show, I always introduce the Boyd’s forest dragon as “the punk rocker of the rainforest.” Photographed in Australia, and featured in my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet.”

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