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Monthly archives for December, 2016

Looking for booby action

Looking for booby action

Marty’s photo of the day #2038: I had never seen a booby in person before, so one of my goals last week was to see tons of boobies. Where we were, on the Sea of Cortez, there was a tiny island of precipitous rock, “Booby Island,” which was the only reliable place to stare at […]

Oh boy! Oh boy! We get to swim with humans!

Oh boy! Oh boy! We get to swim with humans!

Marty’s photo of the day #2037: Yesterday I posted an underwater photo of one of the sea lions Deb and I swam with last week in the Sea of Cortez. Here’s an above-water shot of what it looked like just before we jumped in. Just like dogs get excited for walks with humans, these sea […]

Let future generations know where to spit

Let future generations know where to spit

Donald Trump’s picks of Rex Tillerson, Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry, Jeff Sessions, and Ryan Zinke will make up what will undoubtedly be the most anti-environmental cabinet in American history. As someone who has fought for and actually values clean air, clean water, pristine places, unextinct species, and a planet that isn’t burning up, I find […]

Swimming with sea lions: what an experience!

Swimming with sea lions: what an experience!

Marty’s photo of the day #2036: I had never planned a photo months in advance before, but when Deb and I booked last week’s trip to the Baja Peninsula—and learned we’d have a significant chance of swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez—this was the image I had hoped to capture. In fact, […]

The Octopus Gods favored us!

The Octopus Gods favored us!

Marty’s photo of the day #2035: Sy Montgomery is an author friend of mine, whose latest book is The Soul of an Octopus. Deb and I had read her excellent book before our trip last week to the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez. Consequently we were inspired to seek out octopuses. Our expectations […]

Back from the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez

Back from the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #2034: Deb and I just got back from a wonderful week on the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez. The little Piper Airplane we took between San Diego and Mexico couldn’t fly very high, so time was of the essence. If we left later, who knows if we would have […]

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2033: I’m going to take a brief break from blog posts. I’ll tell you why when I start posting again. In the meantime, here’s a howler monkey that I photographed in Costa Rica.

Anhinga

Anhinga

Marty’s photo of the day #2032: Here’s an anhinga that I photographed a few years ago in the Everglades.

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2031: “Out for a Sunday float through the Amazon Rainforest with dad.” I love this shot because one can imagine a hundred different stories or captions to accompany it. But here’s something tough to imagine: I took this photo in the midst of the rainy season, and the water in […]

Riverside Wren

Riverside Wren

Marty’s photo of the day #2030: Here’s a photo from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a riverside wren, photographed in Costa Rica.

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