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 March, 2017

Waterbucks

Waterbucks

Marty’s photo of the day #2125: Today we go to Zimbabwe to visit a waterbuck family.

Kellyanne Conway was right!

Kellyanne Conway was right!

Marty’s photo of the day #2124: Oh, my God! Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway was right! Martyman spent all day yesterday punching different combinations of numbers on our microwave. Finally he struck gold: an entire nest of cameras materialized inside! Sorry, Kellyanne. I never should have doubted you.

The Microwave Camera!

The Microwave Camera!

As a photographer, I’m always looking for unique camera equipment. According to Donald Trump’s spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway, one of the ways President Obama and others could have spied on Donald Trump was through “microwaves that turn into cameras.” I’ve been looking at my microwave, and I see popcorn, beverage, baked potato, and beverage buttons, but […]

Fox and deer

Fox and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2123: As mentioned yesterday, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer. The deer was frozen solid, so I moved it to an open spot in the forest and set up my motion-sensing camera. Initially the action […]

Coyote and deer

Coyote and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2122: I think I’m going to have some impressive, albeit gross, photos to show you over the next few weeks. About a month ago, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer that I’m pretty sure a […]

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Marty’s photo of the day #2121: I was hiking in a Malaysian Borneo rainforest, during the height of the Iraq War, when I came across a high school camping trip. Yesterday I posted the boy’s photo; today I’m posting the girl’s photo. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I was the only white person for […]

High School Camping or Terrorist Training Camp?

High School Camping or Terrorist Training Camp?

Marty’s photo of the day #2120: I was hiking in Malaysian Borneo, when I came across what was obviously a high school camping trip. Although there are only boys in this photo, a group of girls posed for me in a different shot. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I took this photo during the […]

Republican Health Care Tunnel

Republican Health Care Tunnel

Marty’s photo of the day #2119: Step right up folks. The new Republican health care plan is at the end of the tunnel. It’s the best. You’re gonna love it!

My favorite Spanish castle

My favorite Spanish castle

Marty’s photo of the day #2118: My favorite part of visiting Spain were all the castles that we could just walk up to, and sometimes go inside. This decomposing castle was one of my favorites. We were just heading into Spain from France, when we spotted it in a wide valley, miles in the distance. […]

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Let’s see, so far the Trump and Republican agenda includes massively increasing our military spending (so they can kill more people), gutting the EPA and environmental regulations (so the rich can get richer, while killing more people), making it as difficult as possible for women to have an abortion (so those women can die the […]

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Marty’s photo of the day #2117: Lately I’ve posted several photos from Europe. Let’s stay there for a while longer. This is the town of Zermatt, Switzerland (note the Matterhorn in the background). Flowers were everywhere!

Olive Tree Farm

Olive Tree Farm

Marty’s photo of the day #2116: Here’s a scenic from Spain: an old olive tree farm.

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn

Marty’s photo of the day #2115: Here’s the Matterhorn, in Switzerland. Deb and I hiked about 25% of the way to the top before we encountered ice and turned around.

Castle of the Sad Countess

Castle of the Sad Countess

Marty’s photo of the day #2114. This is the Castle of the Sad Countess in Arenas de San Pedro, Spain. While working on my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, I pieced together, through various sources (all in Spanish), a story of an amazing woman who resisted the Crown’s repossession of her castle after her […]

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

One of the reasons I have so little respect for Republicans is because they have so little respect for Planet Earth. It all started when Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, and it’s only gotten worse since then. What was one of Donald Trump’s first priorities as president? To defund the […]

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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