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Monthly archives for March, 2017

Penguins in the fog

Penguins in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #2113: Photographing in thick fog is difficult, as it confuses camera metering and focusing. Here’s a photo I was able to save of a gentoo penguin chick and mother, on an island, just off the coast of Antarctica.

Flower inside a flower

Flower inside a flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2112: I photographed this unusual flower in Costa Rica. If you look closely, it’s a flower within a flower. Isn’t nature amazing?

Trump’s speech appealed to the unevolved

Trump’s speech appealed to the unevolved

Donald Trump’s speech last night played well to the uninformed and the militaristic side of America, as he was under control. I wish the media had the guts to call out Trump for his tasteless stunt of bringing out Carryn Owens (wife of Chief Petty Officer Ryan Owens, who died during Trump’s ill-advised raid in […]

White-lined bat

White-lined bat

Marty’s photo of the day #2111: 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 white-lined bat, photographed in an abandoned farmhouse in Costa Rica.

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