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Monthly archives for February, 2016

Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant

Marty’s photo of the day #1702: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. Today we have a pitcher plant.

Marty Essen’s Public Speaking Schedule

Marty Essen’s Public Speaking Schedule

Here’s my upcoming public speaking schedule. I will be performing my show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” at all the colleges and the “Endangered Edens” slide show at all the bookstores, except Kepler’s. At Kepler’s Books, I will be interviewed in front of a live audience for the nationally syndicated radio show “In Deep […]

The plight of the orangutan

The plight of the orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #1701: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. Below is a short excerpt from my book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, explaining the plight of the orangutan: Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals. […]

They grow ’em big in Borneo

They grow ’em big in Borneo

Marty’s photo of the day #1700: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. This is a pill millipede. They grow ‘em big in Borneo!

Iban Longhouse

Iban Longhouse

Marty’s photos of the day #1699: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. Today I give you a rare look at the inside and the outside of an Iban longhouse. Many years ago the Iban tribe was famous […]

Watch out for flying snakes!

Watch out for flying snakes!

Marty’s photo of the day #1698: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. Today’s photo is best explained with a short excerpt from my book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet” (Note: Stephen is our guide from the Dusun Segama […]

ET Lizard

ET Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #1697: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. While backpacking through Borneo’s rainforest, we found ET!

Kuching, Sarawak at Night

Kuching, Sarawak at Night

Marty’s photo of the day #1696: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. We land in Kuching, Sarawak, population 325,000. The city is comprised of approximately 45% Malays (who are mostly Muslim), 35% Chinese (who are mostly Buddhists), […]

Paul and the Penguin

Paul and the Penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #1695: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. Something I talk about in both my shows and my radio interviews is that one of the many things that makes Antarctica unique is that—unlike the animals on the other six continents—the […]

One foggy day in Antarctica

One foggy day in Antarctica

Marty’s photo of the day #1694: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. This has always been one of my favorite Antarctica shots: No matter what danger lurks inside the fog, mom will be there for her chick.

Gentoo penguin chick

Gentoo penguin chick

  Marty’s photo of the day #1694: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. “Hurry up and take the picture! It’s time for my nap.” (This is a gentoo penguin chick.)

Iceberg Ahead!

Iceberg Ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #1693: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. “Iceberg ahead! Wake-up the captain! Turn the ship! Turn the ship!” Okay, that didn’t really happen. But there were times on our trip from South America to Antarctica when our little ship, […]

South Polar Skua

South Polar Skua

Marty’s photo of the day #1692: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. This is a south polar skua. Not to be confused with the cartoon character, “skua-do,” or the putdown, “skua you, and stick it in your south polar, where the sun don’t shine!”

Fur Seal in the Fog

Fur Seal in the Fog

Marty’s photo of the day #1691: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. I photographed this fur seal on Aitcho Island, which is ninety miles west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Photographing in the fog made for some eerie images, but it was also a challenge—both […]

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