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Hecale Longwing Butterfly

Hecale Longwing Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2110: 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 hecale longwing butterfly, photographed in Costa Rica.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #2109: Here’s a photo of Victoria Falls from my adventure in Zimbabwe. I got very wet taking this photo, as whenever even the slightest wind blew, I’d be in my own private rainstorm. Victoria Falls is an arid region, but all around it is a tiny rainforest, with rainforest plants.

Howler Monkey Baby

Howler Monkey Baby

Marty’s photo of the day #2108: Here’s a photo from my adventure in Costa Rica. This is a howler monkey baby, holding onto mom as she climbs high into the canopy.

More from the Republican Jesus

More from the Republican Jesus

Marty’s photo of the day #2107: Now that millions on the far right believe that God has appointed Donald Trump as President of the United States, the Republican Jesus has insisted that I let him take over my photo of the day from time to time to post scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own […]

Water for elephants

Water for elephants

Marty’s photo of the day #2106: I came across these three elephants (and many more) while hiking in a dry riverbed in Zimbabwe. As you can see, they have a little water here. If they wanted more, they’d dig a hole and water would seep in.  

The Dump Trump Candle

The Dump Trump Candle

Marty’s photo of the day #2105: I’m now approximately halfway through the first draft of my political-comedy time-travel novel. I’m having so much fun writing it! I write every day, but I’m by far the most productive at night, when I turn off all the lights in the “cabin room” of our house, and write […]

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Don’t wear a red shirt near this flower!

Marty’s photo of the day #2104: This is one of my favorite flower shots, from the Amazon Rainforest. I call it the Star Trek flower, as it looks like it belongs on another world. If you were on an away mission with Captain Kirk, and you were wearing a red shirt, you wouldn’t want to […]

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2103: Recently I have been posting quite a few photos from Antarctica. Today let’s go to the opposite end of the world, and a caribou that I photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Women: Don’t Have Sex With Republican Men!

Women: Don’t Have Sex With Republican Men!

Women: Only you can save America! In a single week: On a national level, Republicans stood up for your freedom to be killed, by making it easier for the severely mentally ill to buy guns. On a state level, Montana Republicans stood up for your freedom to be killed, by voting down a bill that […]

For Mr. Trump, on Presidents Day

For Mr. Trump, on Presidents Day

Hey Donald! Two things: 1) Presidents Day isn’t all about you. 2) Maybe, just for this one day, can you act presidential? Perhaps you could lay a wreath for the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre. Or even better, perhaps you could show support for our Sweden friends during their time of crisis by sending […]

The taunter of leopards

The taunter of leopards

Marty’s photo of the day #2102: Last night Deb and I watched a National Geographic documentary that followed the life of a leopard. One of the humorous sections of the program was about the African squirrels that taunted the leopard when she was young—just as squirrels taunt dogs around the world. The big difference between […]

Antarctica at night

Antarctica at night

Marty’s photo of the day #2101: Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. I took this photo of the coast of Antarctica in February 2003, at three in the morning. Because of the time of year, there was always some light. Still, standing on the deck of our tiny ship, […]

Hillary or Underwood?

Hillary or Underwood?

Marty’s photo of the day #2100: Hillary or Underwood? At this point Martyman doesn’t care—either one would be infinitely better than President Crybaby Putin Puppet.

Republicans don’t give a shit

Republicans don’t give a shit

Now that Republicans have successfully installed Scott Pruitt as the head of the EPA, no Republican—politician or voter—must ever again claim that they give a shit about the environment, give a shit about mass extinctions, give a shit about their children, or give a shit about their grandchildren. Putting Scott Pruitt in charge of the […]

The New Republican 1 Corinthians 1:28-29

The New Republican 1 Corinthians 1:28-29

Marty’s photo of the day #2099: Now that millions on the far right believe that God has appointed Donald Trump as President of the United States, the Republican Jesus has insisted that I let him take over my photo of the day from time to time to post scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own […]

Now you can be stuck on . . .

Now you can be stuck on . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2098: Here’s a postman butterfly, photographed in Costa Rica. Now you can be stuck on the song “Please, Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes all day. You’re welcome!

We must all be there to call bullshit!

We must all be there to call bullshit!

We should not be at all surprised that Republicans in Congress have once again put party before country—this time to ignore the gross incompetence, childishness, and treasonous behavior of Donald Trump and his administration. Quite literally, there is nothing these sorry excuses for human beings won’t do if it gives them power. As Republican Senator […]

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2097: Here’s a photo from my latest book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” This is Fred the Eyelash Viper. He hung out near the door of our cabin during the week we were in Costa Rica. He didn’t move from […]

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

Marty’s photo of the day #2097: Here’s a blue morpho butterfly that I photographed in Costa Rica. When this butterfly opens its wings, the top-side is the brightest blue you’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, when they do that, they move erratically and are very difficult to photograph.

Monday Bison

Monday Bison

Marty’s photo of the day #2096: I just got home after a weeklong college speaking tour. Now I have to deal with the pile waiting for me on my desk. This bison has been sitting in my “ready to post” folder for months, but I have been passing him up in favor of shots I […]

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