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 October, 2016

Don’t let the whip-scorpions bite!

Don’t let the whip-scorpions bite!

Marty’s photo of the day #1955: Remember this: If you are deep in the hot, humid Amazon Rainforest and you think you feel something crawling up your face, you aren’t imagining it. Happy Halloween!

The greenest thing Jill Stein can do is drop out and support Hillary Clinton

The greenest thing Jill Stein can do is drop out and support Hillary Clinton

If Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein cared more about the environment than she did for her party, she would immediately drop out of the presidential race and throw her support behind Hillary Clinton. I wouldn’t have written this a week ago, when Clinton was cruising to a lopsided victory. And while that landslide may […]

Dancing penguin

Dancing penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #1954: Sometimes you just have to dance!

I am King Iron Bladder

I am King Iron Bladder

Greetings from the Salt Lake City International Airport I am King Iron Bladder! I had two beers in the Delta Lounge at JFK in New York City (the second one was to pour over Rudy Giuliani’s head, but when he didn’t show up, I couldn’t let it go to waste), and I made the five […]

Rudy Giuliani where are you?

Rudy Giuliani where are you?

Greetings from JFK Airport in New York City! My flight was thirty minutes early, so now I have a three-and-a-half hour layover before the next leg of my trip. I’m now in the Delta Lounge with a fine Brooklyn Lager Beer in my hand. Are you impressed that I can type and hold a beer […]

This flight schedule

This flight schedule

Greetings from the Syracuse International Airport. Today I have a miserable flight schedule. I fly from Syracuse to New York City, have a three hour layover at JFK, then fly to Salt Lake City, have another layover, and finally fly to Missoula. All in all, I get to spend 14 hours on airplanes or in […]

Zebra Long-Wing Butterfly

Zebra Long-Wing Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #1953: I photographed this zebra long-wing butterfly in the Everglades. This butterfly photo and many more are in my new book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico,” which is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and finer book stores. Oh, god! […]

Martyman the stowaway!

Martyman the stowaway!

Marty’s photo of the day #1952: Greetings from Syracuse, New York! I arrived late last night, and at 5:00 p.m. tonight, I speak at Colgate University. I got a surprise when I opened my suitcase and found Martyman. I had intended on leaving him at home, but somehow he snuck in with all of my […]

Fiber Optic Flower

Fiber Optic Flower

Marty’s photo of the day #1951: I photographed this flower in Costa Rica. As I worked on identifying this flower, I found that it had numerous names. I’m not sure which is correct, but “Albizia Julibrissin” is likely it. I have my own name for it. I call it the “fiber optic flower,” as it […]

The political beer test

The political beer test

Every Wednesday my local newspaper, the Missoulian, and many other newspapers run a column by Rich Lowry of the National Review and Fox News. If you’ve ever read him, you already know that he has the honesty of a hooker’s orgasm and the integrity of a banker emailing you from Nigeria. Today he started his […]

Borneo Walking Stick

Borneo Walking Stick

Marty’s photo of the day #1950: Here’s a walking stick that I photographed on the island of Borneo. I love how it has a little green on its back, mimicking a small growth of moss.

The Giant Lizard Adventure

The Giant Lizard Adventure

Marty’s photo of the day #1949: I’m going to present my photo of the day a bit differently today. The description for this photo is in a short, funny segment of my live show “Around the World in 90 Minutes” (which was filmed in front of a full-house theater on the University of Montana campus). […]

My Born Again Christian father would have sat this election out

My Born Again Christian father would have sat this election out

My father died in 2011, at the age of 84. Although I loved my dad, sometimes it was hard to distinguish whether he was my parent or my “personal evangelist.” He was a Born Again Christian, who followed the Republican Party as if it were “The Father, Son, and GOP.” When we didn’t argue about […]

Smile! You’re on motion-sensing camera.

Smile! You’re on motion-sensing camera.

Marty’s photo of the day #1948: Here’s a photo from the motion-sensing camera behind my house. Every once in a while I get shots like this that aren’t technically good but just crack me up.

We pissed-off another one!

We pissed-off another one!

Marty’s photo of the day #1948: I took this photo as Deb and I canoed down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. My title for this shot is: “Oh shit! We pissed-off another one!”

The debate moderators blew it!

The debate moderators blew it!

Yesterday I wrote about conservative criticism of the legitimate media and said that if anyone has a right to complain, it’s the liberals, not the conservatives. The fact that global warming has never been brought up as a question in a presidential debate is a perfect example of this (although Hillary did bring it up […]

“The Thinker” Orangutan

“The Thinker” Orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #1947: I haven’t posted an orangutan photo in a while. So let’s fix that now. And as much as I would like to agree with Bill Maher and say that Donald Trump looks like he had an orangutan for a father, I just can’t go there. Take this orangutan that […]

Trump the whiner

Trump the whiner

Despite having Fox News, hundreds of AM radio stations, and countless right wing “news” sites, for years conservatives have whined about the “biased media.” Donald Trump, of course, has taken the art of conservative whining to a whole new level. According to Crybaby Trump, the media are conspiring against him to “rig the election.” In […]

Amazon River taxi

Amazon River taxi

Marty’s photo of the day #1946: This is an Amazon River taxi on a stormy day.

Can I go swimming?

Can I go swimming?

Marty’s photo of the day #1945: “Mom. Can I go swimming? All the other wallaroo moms are letting their joeys swim. Pleazzzzze! I promise to clean my pouch when I’m done. Please-can-I-please?”

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