Marty’s photo of the day #1593: It’s Halloween, so of course we have to have bats. When Deb and I were in Costa Rica, we hiked out to a tiny abandoned farmhouse in the rainforest. It was filled with bats. Photographing the bats was difficult, because I didn’t have any light to help with the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1592: I photographed this baby howler monkey in Costa Rica. This shot wasn’t quite good enough to make my new book, Endangered Edens, but another photo of the same baby did make it. I love his ET-like fingers!
Marty’s photo of the day #1591: This is an extreme close-up of a walking stick I photographed in Borneo. He looks fierce, but he’s actually quite harmless.
Many years ago, when I was researching my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, I read Sy Montgomery’s Journey of the Pink Dolphins. I loved that book but hadn’t gotten around to reading another one of her books until now. When I first started reading The Soul of an Octopus I couldn’t put it down. […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1591: Here’s a photo from my backpacking trip in Borneo. This is eyeball fungi. According to my guide (from the Iban tribe), this is edible. We didn’t eat it, however.
Marty’s photo of the day #1590: I photographed this baby badger near my home, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.
Please watch and share the trailer for my new book! Oh, and be sure turn up the volume on your speakers to hear Callie MaRae’s beautiful vocals:
Marty’s photo of the day #1589: The bluebird of yeah I feel pretty good; certainly not sad; I’m pretty content with life; you might even say cheerful; I’ve actually flown to cloud nine and it was okay; but I wouldn’t go as far as ecstatic; I mean how excited can one be when your diet […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1588: Canada is back! Eh? In honor of Canada overwhelmingly rejecting their nine-year experiment with conservatism and electing Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party to be their next Prime Minister, I thought a Canada photo would be appropriate. Besides, Stephen Harper was such a hoser! Okay this is the Porcupine […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1585: I photographed this muddy elephant while hiking in Zimbabwe, several years ago.
Marty’s photo of the day #1584: I haven’t posted a snake picture for quite a while. This Amazon tree boa photo is actually framed on a wall in my house. It’s one of my favorites from my most recent visit to the Amazon rainforest.
Marty’s photo of the day #1583: This week my internal clock is running twenty minutes late. I never set an alarm, because I usually wake up at exactly 6:15 each morning, giving me time to go on my bike ride, do my usual morning stuff, and be in my home-office by 8:00. I’d set an […]
I loved the Democratic debate last night. It was such a breath of fresh air to see candidates actually talk about real issues rather than anger-inducing, manufactured issues, like those generated by Republican candidates. Of the minor candidates, Lincoln Chafee would get killed in the general election—so it’s time for him to go. Jim Webb […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1582: I’m running behind today, and was unprepared for my photo of the day. Let’s see . . . how about something from my long-eared owl collection?
Marty’s photo of the day #1581: I haven’t posted any Europe photos for a while, so here’s a Spanish ibex. Once a plentiful species, they are now IUCN classified as “near threatened.” As with so many other animals, human activities are responsible for their peril. In this instance, overhunting has reduced ibex numbers to fewer […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1579: Here’s another photo from my hike through Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in Florida four days ago. As anyone who has seen my college show knows, I spend a bit of time talking about the importance of stopping to watch the little things. Anole lizards are so common in […]
Over a period of two months, I read the original Last Chance to See book, read the Last Chance to See follow-up book, and then watched the Last Chance to See DVD. Much of what I said in my previous review of Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine, applies to this review […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1578: I photographed this viceroy butterfly two days ago while hiking in Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in Florida three days ago. I was so surprised it turned out, as I had only a split-second to set up the shot before the butterfly flew away. Viceroy butterflies are considered monarch […]
I was thrilled to see the classic Never Cry Wolf finally become available on Kindle. Writing a detailed review of a book that was published in 1963, however, is not the best use of one’s time. What could I say that hasn’t been said before? So instead of a review, I offer a few observations: […]