Marty’s photo of the day #1925: My photos over the last month or so have been pretty much United States-based. I think it’s time to dig back into my international photos. Here’s an elephant that I photographed in Zimbabwe.
Monthly archives for September, 2016
Marty’s photo of the day #1923: People tend to like birds with bright-colored feathers the best, but I think brown birds can be just as beautiful. For instance, in my book “Endangered Edens,” I feature a stunning squirrel cuckoo that I photographed in Costa Rica. Today’s photo is of another beautiful brown bird. I photographed […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1922: Watching Donald Trump slice into Hillary Clinton’s lead in the past few weeks has been depressing. The good guys are always supposed to win. Right? We aren’t a country of ignorance, bigotry, and hate. Right? Well, last night’s debate raised my spirits. And unless something unprecedented happens, Hillary should […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1921: This is a type of partridge, called a chukar. These birds are native to Asia and are an introduced species in the United States. One of the many ways humans are screwing up Planet Earth is by introducing animals to areas those animals don’t belong. This chukar was on […]
Shouldn’t be being shot by a police officer be one of the most difficult things to happen to a human being?
After watching videos of the police shootings of the black men in Tulsa and Charlotte, I have to wonder: why are police officers even issued Tasers? In both situations, if violence was even necessary, a Taser would have done the job just as effectively as a gun. Not all police officers are bad. I remember […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1918: Happy Birthday to Deb Essen and Bruce Springsteen! Bruce (rock star) turns 67 today, and Deb (weaving star) turns 39 again today. Also born on this day are Ray Charles (soul star), Jason Alexander (TV star), Ani DiFranco (indie rock star), Rachael Yamagata (not quite a star), Mickey Rooney […]
If there is one good takeaway from Trump Voters/Hillary Haters, it’s that we never knew just how many people in America could diagnose Parkinson’s disease from merely looking at a video. Just think how much money people can save on doctor’s visits! If you’re worried you may have Parkinson’s, post a video on-line and literally […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1914: We discourage our dogs from hanging their heads out the car window when we drive. The dogs seem to understand. But Martyman? There’s no stopping him. And you should see the looks other drivers give us! It’s so embarrassing. I’m still pissed at Deb for showing Martyman how to […]
You probably already know that yesterday, for the second time, Donald Trump insinuated that Hillary Clinton should be assassinated. Here are Trump’s exact words: “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm, right? Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take their—and let’s see what happens to her. Take their […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1911: I took this photo at the concert Deb and I attended last month. Since the concert was in Salt Lake City, observing and listening to the people around us was a unique experience. Being that we were at a rock and roll show, I didn’t expect exaggerated Mormon stereotypes. […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1909: Here’s another of my favorite bird photos from Deb’s and my late-August Rock and Roll Road trip. But believe it or not, I actually screwed up on the shot. The evening before, I was on Antelope Island, photographing giant mule deer in late twilight. To get those shots, I […]