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

Monthly archives for December, 2015

Snake Education

Snake Education

Marty’s photo of the day #1633: I was going through my photos this morning, trying to find something to post, when I came across this one. It just made me smile. Several years ago the Stevensville Library asked me to give a presentation to a student group on snakes. Because of my busy schedule, I […]

Fox News: Donald Trump is your Frankenstein!

Fox News: Donald Trump is your Frankenstein!

The latest averaged Republican presidential primary polls show Donald Trump at 35.8%, giving him a commanding lead over the nearest competitor, Ted Cruz, at 14.1%. Congratulations Fox News, Right-Wing Bloggers, and AM-Hate Radio. The Frankenstein you created is alive! What? Didn’t you think years and years of spreading bigotry, lies, and hate would have any […]

Leopard in the bush

Leopard in the bush

Marty’s photo of the day #1632: Here’s another photo from our adventure in Zimbabwe. Imagine how easy it would be for either an animal or a human to walk right past this leopard and not see him.

Orangutan fun

Orangutan fun

Marty’s photo of the day #1631: Orangutan fun! (Photographed on the island of Borneo)

Montana Butterfly

Montana Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #1630: This butterfly may look like some exotic species, found in a far away rainforest, but I found it not far from home—in Montana.

Beautiful Montana!

Beautiful Montana!

Marty’s photo of the day #1629: I took this picture on a backpacking trip in southwestern Montana several years ago. When I think about why I moved to Montana, it was for days/scenes like this one. Note the tiny lake in the distance.

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Marty’s photo of the day #1628: I came across this wild turkey picture as I was scanning the photo files on my hard drive, figuring out what to post this week. I don’t remember taking this photo (it’s about 10 years old), but obviously I did. I kind of like him.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #1627: This is Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It is the widest curtain of water on earth.

Republicans, guns, mental illness, and a handy-dandy list

Republicans, guns, mental illness, and a handy-dandy list

So Donald Trump and other Republicans are once again using the “mentally ill” excuse for mass shootings. Normally liberals would scoff at this, as it protects the gun industry and the NRA from scrutiny and keeps the political contributions coming into right-wing politicians. However this could be an opportunity for compromise. Can we all agree […]

Thank an Environmental Activist

Thank an Environmental Activist

Marty’s photo of the day #1626: I haven’t posted many photos from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as most of the good ones are in my new book Endangered Edens. This photo didn’t make the book, because it was too washed out. However, after messing with it for a few minutes this morning in my […]

Spiny Walking Stick

Spiny Walking Stick

Marty’s photo of the day #1626: This spiny walking stick was one of the numerous walking stick species we found while backpacking in Borneo. She looks fierce, but she’s perfectly harmless.

Chrysalis of Gold

Chrysalis of Gold

Marty’s photo of the day #1625: I photographed the chrysalis in the Amazon Rainforest. This golden beauty will become an equally stunning clearwing butterfly.

What if gun control is God’s answer to Republican prayers?

What if gun control is God’s answer to Republican prayers?

After each of the recent mass shootings in America, Democratic presidential candidates have called for action to make high-capacity, rapid-fire guns harder to acquire, and Republican presidential candidates (and Republicans in Congress) have prayed for the victims. Since to-date none of the victims has risen from the dead, we can logically assume that one of […]

Amazon Plant

Amazon Plant

Marty’s photo of the day #1625: I photographed this plant many years ago in the Amazon Rainforest. One of these days I need to spend some time and try to identify it. For now, it’s a mystery plant.

Baby Silver Wallaroo

Baby Silver Wallaroo

Marty’s photo of the day #1624: Here’s your dose of cute for the morning—Bonnie the baby silver wallaroo. (Australia)

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