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 March, 2016

Pronghorn on the Range

Pronghorn on the Range

Marty’s photo of the day #1747: From March 27th – March 31st, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month.   Today we have a pronghorn that I photographed several years ago, on the National […]

This election is bigger than Hillary or Bernie

This election is bigger than Hillary or Bernie

The vast majority of my Facebook friends are liberal, and if I were to poll them all, they’d probably split evenly between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. I’m officially undecided. In fact, when the time comes for me to vote in the Montana primary, I will seriously consider grabbing the Republican ballot and voting […]

Baby Rainbow Boas

Baby Rainbow Boas

Marty’s photo of the day #1746: From March 27th – March 31st, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month. Rainbow boas are native to South America. But since I took this photo at my […]

American Dipper

American Dipper

Marty’s photo of the day #1745: From March 27th – March 31st, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month. This is my 20th year of living in Montana, and during that entire time there […]

Montana Scenic

Montana Scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #1744: From March 27 to March 31, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month.   I don’t often post scenic shots, but here’s a scene I came across while […]

Moose Itch

Moose Itch

Marty’s photo of the day #1743: Between today and the end of March, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month. I bet you’ve always wondered what a moose looks like when she has to […]

Great Egret

Great Egret

Marty’s photo of the day #1742: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.   This great egret is an example of the abundant bird life in the Everglades. Unfortunately, the Everglades could become […]

Costa Rica Flower

Costa Rica Flower

Marty’s photo of the day #1741: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.   This is one of my favorite flower pictures from Costa Rica.

An Alligator is Watching

An Alligator is Watching

Marty’s photo of the day #1740: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This short, humorous excerpt from my book explains the shot: Most of the water I had seen up to this […]

White Ibis

White Ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #1739: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.   This white ibis is an example of the abundant bird life in the Everglades. Unfortunately, the Everglades could become […]

Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan

Marty’s photo of the day #1738: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This willow ptarmigan is an example of the abundant bird life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and yet another […]

Deb Essen: Weaving with the Iban

Deb Essen: Weaving with the Iban

The March/April issue of Handwoven magazine might as well be called the “Deb Essen” issue, as she wrote two of the feature articles in it. I know nothing about weaving, but I contributed the photos for her “Weaving with the Iban” article. For those who have read my book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven […]

Why Martyman is more qualified to be president than Donald Trump

Why Martyman is more qualified to be president than Donald Trump

Here’s why Martyman is more qualified to be president than Donald Trump: Martyman may be a riot, but he’d never start a riot. Martyman would tell the KKK to KMA. Martyman would build a wall around Donald Trump and make Fox News pay for it! Martyman wants to date Intrepidwoman; Trump wants to date his […]

Polar Bear vs Human Hand

Polar Bear vs Human Hand

Marty’s photo of the day #1737: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This photo from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may be tough to make out, if you are viewing it on […]

Hiking the Guánica State Forest

Hiking the Guánica State Forest

Marty’s photo of the day #1736: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This short excerpt from my Puerto Rico chapter explains this unusual photo: On one hike, through the Guánica State Forest, […]

Wickedly funny. Rick Gualtieri continues to impress.

Wickedly funny. Rick Gualtieri continues to impress.

I’m generally not a fan of series books, as the ones I’ve read tended to run out of steam quickly. Not so with Rick Gualtieri’s Bill the Vampire series. Sure, some volumes are better than others, but all held my interest; all made me laugh. As an author myself, I’m impressed not only by the […]

Hanging with the Howlers

Hanging with the Howlers

Marty’s photo of the day #1735: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and the […]

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Marty’s photo of the day #1734: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and the […]

Eyelash Viper

Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #1734: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and the […]

This is going to bite the GOP in the ass!

This is going to bite the GOP in the ass!

Although I personally would have preferred that President Obama nominate a liberal to the Supreme Court, the best nominee for America is one who is neutral (as opposed to someone like Clarence Thomas, who pre-decides cases based on rigid ideology). By almost any standard, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland fits the definition of “neutral.” Still, […]

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