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

Can you find the katydid?

Can you find the katydid?

Marty’s photo of the day #2135: If you are looking at this on a small smartphone screen, it won’t appear to be much. If you can, enlarge the photo and find the katydid (photographed in the Amazon Rainforest).

Molting elephant seal

Molting elephant seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2134: Here’s another shot from Antarctica. This is a female elephant seal. Her skin looks kind of like Donald Trump’s because she is molting.

The leopard seal couch

The leopard seal couch

Marty’s photo of the day #2133: Here’s an Antarctica scenic shot, with a leopard seal on the perfect ice couch. What you can’t see in this photo is another leopard seal circling (underwater in this photo), and trying to take over the couch, without success.

Martyman does New Orleans

Martyman does New Orleans

Marty’s photo of the day #2132: I wasn’t sure what I was going to post this morning. Then, as I looked through the photos on my hard drive, I came across this one from when we took Martyman to New Orleans. Martyman, of course, had a blast. He picked up this little dolly and danced […]

Grazing Hippo

Grazing Hippo

Marty’s photo of the day #2131: Here’s a photo from Deb’s and my hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This was a photo I had to be very quiet about taking. Even though I used a zoom lens, hippos are very fast. Had he heard me approach and charged, I would have had […]

Moose bush trimmer

Moose bush trimmer

Marty’s photo of the day #2130: Here’s an old favorite of a moose trimming the not-yet-budded bushes in front of our house. Later, when the bushes filled out, the moose would come back for some touch-up work.

Nature’s spectacles endangered by Donald Trump

Nature’s spectacles endangered by Donald Trump

Marty’s photo of the day #2129: Yesterday Deb and I drove 200 miles north to Freezout Lake (near Fairfield, Montana). The lake is a major migration stop for swans and snow geese, as they work their way north. Approximately 3,000 swans and 20,000 snow geese were at the lake when we were there. That seems […]

Snow gees migration

Snow gees migration

Marty’s photo of the day #2128: I’m posting late today, as Deb and I got up at 4:00 a.m. to make the 200 mile drive to Freezout Lake in northern Montana. Freezeout Lake is a major migration stop for swans and snow geese, as they work their way north. Freezeout Lake had been on our […]

The Republican Jesus: On Guard for Military Contractors

The Republican Jesus: On Guard for Military Contractors

Marty’s photo of the day #2127: Now that Donald Trump has released his Federal Budget Proposal, the Republican Jesus is busy guarding his money to make sure it only goes to military contractors and tax cuts for the super-rich. And, just as important, he is guarding his food to make sure it isn’t given to […]

Gull

Gull

Marty’s photo of the day #2126: I photographed this gull last year on the Sea of Cortez.

Waterbucks

Waterbucks

Marty’s photo of the day #2125: Today we go to Zimbabwe to visit a waterbuck family.

Kellyanne Conway was right!

Kellyanne Conway was right!

Marty’s photo of the day #2124: Oh, my God! Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway was right! Martyman spent all day yesterday punching different combinations of numbers on our microwave. Finally he struck gold: an entire nest of cameras materialized inside! Sorry, Kellyanne. I never should have doubted you.

The Microwave Camera!

The Microwave Camera!

As a photographer, I’m always looking for unique camera equipment. According to Donald Trump’s spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway, one of the ways President Obama and others could have spied on Donald Trump was through “microwaves that turn into cameras.” I’ve been looking at my microwave, and I see popcorn, beverage, baked potato, and beverage buttons, but […]

Fox and deer

Fox and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2123: As mentioned yesterday, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer. The deer was frozen solid, so I moved it to an open spot in the forest and set up my motion-sensing camera. Initially the action […]

Coyote and deer

Coyote and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2122: I think I’m going to have some impressive, albeit gross, photos to show you over the next few weeks. About a month ago, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer that I’m pretty sure a […]

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Marty’s photo of the day #2121: I was hiking in a Malaysian Borneo rainforest, during the height of the Iraq War, when I came across a high school camping trip. Yesterday I posted the boy’s photo; today I’m posting the girl’s photo. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I was the only white person for […]

High School Camping or Terrorist Training Camp?

High School Camping or Terrorist Training Camp?

Marty’s photo of the day #2120: I was hiking in Malaysian Borneo, when I came across what was obviously a high school camping trip. Although there are only boys in this photo, a group of girls posed for me in a different shot. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I took this photo during the […]

Republican Health Care Tunnel

Republican Health Care Tunnel

Marty’s photo of the day #2119: Step right up folks. The new Republican health care plan is at the end of the tunnel. It’s the best. You’re gonna love it!

My favorite Spanish castle

My favorite Spanish castle

Marty’s photo of the day #2118: My favorite part of visiting Spain were all the castles that we could just walk up to, and sometimes go inside. This decomposing castle was one of my favorites. We were just heading into Spain from France, when we spotted it in a wide valley, miles in the distance. […]

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Let’s see, so far the Trump and Republican agenda includes massively increasing our military spending (so they can kill more people), gutting the EPA and environmental regulations (so the rich can get richer, while killing more people), making it as difficult as possible for women to have an abortion (so those women can die the […]

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