I have been performing Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges since the 2007-2008 school-year, and I have performed in the vast majority of states (Wyoming, Utah, Alaska, Delaware, and Hawaii are still on my to-do list). Of all the states, Pennsylvania has booked me the most. Of all the cities, Spokane has booked […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1607: Don’t let the color of this grazing bear fool you. It may look like a grizzly bear, but it has no hump. It’s a black bear.
Marty’s photo of the day #1606: I only had a second to get this shot before the leopard melted back into the bush. (Photographed in Zimbabwe)
Marty’s photo of the day #1605: The rare and elusive black caiman. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.
Marty’s photo of the day #1604: Tharrrr she blows! (A humpback whale off the coast of Antarctica)
The United States’ military budget is as large as the next nine largest military budgets combined. Our military budget is so bloated that it pays millions of dollars to professional sports teams for elaborate “tributes” that we all thought were genuine. Even worse, our military just wasted $43 million on a natural gas filling station […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1603: Anyone who has read my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet,” or seen my college show, knows that Deb and I temporarily detoured from our search for wildlife and searched for abandoned castles instead. We were in a sparsely populated region of Spain, and we could see this castle, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1602: This photo is from the motion-sensing camera in my front yard. When I downloaded it onto my laptop, it looked horrible. But since I really liked the dash of snow and the light coming through the trees, I played with it a bit in my photo program. It’s still […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1601: When I saw this iceberg along the coast of Antarctica, the first thought that went through my head was, “Great Sphinx of Giza.”
Marty’s photo of the day #1600: A humpback whale comes to play! (Photographed along the coast of Antarctica.)
Last night’s Democratic Presidential Forum on MSNBC was a gem. Of all the “debate” formats, I liked this one the best. Instead of candidates talking over one another, Rachel Maddow’s sit-downs with each candidate made it easier for voters to get to know each one. Usually about this time in an election cycle, I have […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1599: This is the widest curtain of water on Earth: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).
Marty’s photo of the day #1598: I photographed this chinstrap penguin off the coast of Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #1597: This is Little Snake, photographed next to his mother for comparison. Little Snake is a rainbow boa. He was part of Adam and Eve’s litter of 30 babies, born in April 2012. I promptly sold all the babies from that litter, except for Little Snake, who I couldn’t sell […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1596: Hey! Are you looking at me? (Comb-crested agamid lizard, Borneo)
When Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents was published, in 2007, I had no idea that my wild ride was just beginning. Not only did the book win six national awards, but I was also able to turn it into a live stage show, called Around the World in 90 Minutes, which I […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1595: I’m so cute. You must want to give me a hug!
Marty’s photo of the day #1594: I photographed these terns on a stunning day in Costa Rica. Readers will see a similar shot in my new book, Endangered Edens, but I could have just as easily picked this one for publication instead.