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Monthly archives for September, 2015

Baby Bision, Part Two

Baby Bision, Part Two

Marty’s photo of the day #1568: People seemed to enjoy yesterday’s photo of two baby bison “running around mom, like puppies,” so here’s another shot of the same two babies, a few minutes later. The babies didn’t think swimming across the river with mom was nearly as much fun.

Playful baby bison

Playful baby bison

Marty’s photo of the day #1567: Playful baby bison, running around mom, as if they were puppies.

The Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean

Marty’s photo of the day #1565: One of the adventures in my new book, Endangered Edens (which will be published on January 8), is canoeing across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and along the coast of the Arctic Ocean. This Arctic Ocean shot wasn’t good enough to make the book, but it will give you […]

Wolf-haters will hate this book!

Wolf-haters will hate this book!

I love books that make the world a better place for their existence, and Nick Jans definitely accomplished that with A Wolf Called Romeo. His fascinating story of Romeo, the gregarious black wolf, and all the human characters—both good and bad—make this book a fast read. You just have to know how everything turns out. […]

The Painted Dog Pack

The Painted Dog Pack

Marty’s photo of the day #1564: This was going to be Endangered Species Week, but with me being on the road, things got a bit off-topic. Now that I’m back in Montana, we will finish the week where I was headed. I photographed this pack of painted dogs in Zimbabwe. There are only 3500 painted […]

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Marty’s photo of the day #1558: This is downtown Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (the southernmost city in the world). Several years ago, Deb and I were strolling through the streets, when the strangest thing happened: A group of Texans, wearing ten gallon hats and cowboy boots, walked by, looked up, pointed at the clock, […]

The difference between President Obama and Republicans

The difference between President Obama and Republicans

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed—a Muslim student living in Irving, Texas—makes a clock and brings it to school to show to his teacher. He is then wrongfully accused of making a bomb and arrested. After the facts came out, President Obama wrote this to Ahmed: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We […]

Iquitos at Night

Iquitos at Night

Marty’s photo of the day #1557: This is downtown Iquitos, Peru. Several years ago, Deb and I were admiring this evening scene, when the strangest thing happened: A group of Texans, wearing ten gallon hats and cowboy boots, walked by, looked up, pointed at the clock, screamed “Bomb!” and ran away. Posted in support of […]

Banco Español de Credito

Banco Español de Credito

Marty’s photo of the day #1556: This is Banco Español de Credito, located in downtown Madrid. Several years ago, when Deb and I stopped to admire this historic building, the strangest thing happened: A group of Texans, wearing ten gallon hats and cowboy boots, looked up, pointed at the clock, screamed “Bomb!” and ran away. […]

Ring-necked duck

Ring-necked duck

Marty’s photo of the day #1555: Ring-necked duck (photographed in Montana).

Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Marty’s photo of the day #1554: I photographed these two pronghorn with my little pocket camera. At the time, I was on a college speaking tour in Arizona and used a day off between shows to explore Petrified Forest National Park. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Marty’s photo of the day #1553: This shot needs no explanation.

Sharp-shinned hawk

Sharp-shinned hawk

Marty’s photo of the day #1552: This past week was a good bird week around our house. On my early morning bike ride, I stopped partway up our hill to watch a great horned owl—silhouetted in the twilight—call to another owl, a hundred yards away. When I joined in with the hooting, the big owl […]

Caribou

Caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #1551: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was stunning, and the caribou were unforgettable. Except for this one […]

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Marty’s photo of the day #1550: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. I have a funny section in the Everglades chapter about great blue herons. Like so many […]

A gator here and a gator there . . .

A gator here and a gator there . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #1549: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. This alligator got cut from my Everglades chapter simply because I had so many alligator shots […]

James Bond Point

James Bond Point

Marty’s photo of the day #1548: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. This photo from Costa Rica almost graced the opening page of my book. Both my wife, […]

Hmmmmmm

Hmmmmmm

Marty’s photo of the day #1547: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. In my book, I deal with serious subjects, such as climate change, greedy oil companies, and […]

This Central American Agouti almost made it

This Central American Agouti almost made it

Marty’s photo of the day #1546: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. Because I had so many fun photos to choose from, deciding which ones made the Costa Rica […]

Alaska Pipeline in the Wilderness

Alaska Pipeline in the Wilderness

Marty’s photo of the day #1545: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge chapter, Deb and I visit both the Arctic Refuge and […]

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