Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet," "Endangered Edens," and "Time Is Irreverent."

Monthly archives for February, 2018

Baby boa!

Baby boa!

Marty’s photo of the day #2456: Aah . . . it’s a baby Amazon tree boa! (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

Holy cow Batman!

Holy cow Batman!

Holy Cow Batman! Time Is Irreverent is off to a great start. I just checked Amazon, and the book is listed on the Hot New Release charts in twelve categories:   Dark Comedy Satire Humorous Science Fiction Fiction Satire Humor & Satire Fiction LGBT Science Fiction LGBT Science Fiction & Fantasy Alternative History Time Travel […]

King of all he surveys

King of all he surveys

Marty’s photo of the day #2455: King of all he surveys. (Bighorn sheep, photographed in southern Idaho.)

Outselling millions

Outselling millions

Whenever I publish a new book, I become obsessed with watching the Amazon charts (it’s a sickness, I know). Since Time Is Irreverent was published four days ago, it has shot up the rankings and become an Amazon “Hot New Release” in multiple categories. Still, the success of the book depends on how you look […]

Many-scaled anole

Many-scaled anole

Marty’s photo of the day #2454: I photographed this many-scaled anole in Costa Rica. Hmm . . . what can I say about this little lizard? “He had lots of scales.”

Pronghorns

Pronghorns

Marty’s photo of the day #2453: I think pronghorns are such beautiful animals. I photographed these two in Arizona, but they wouldn’t look out of place in the African bush.

What a week it’s been!

What a week it’s been!

This has been one of the most unexpected weeks I’ve had in a long time. First, Deb and I streamed a Within Temptation concert and decided the band was so good that we had to experience them in person. Next thing you know, we have tickets to their concert in Milan, Italy this December. Hey, […]

Matterhorn at sunrise

Matterhorn at sunrise

Marty’s photo of the day #2452: While in Switzerland, Deb and I met up with Emad, our Swiss-Egyptian friend, and we stayed at a hotel at the base of the Matterhorn. The only way to get to the hotel was via gondola. Here’s a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures: Hot Planet: Exploring […]

Stripe-throated hermit

Stripe-throated hermit

Marty’s photo of the day #2451: This is a stripe-throated hermit, photographed in Costa Rica.

Time Is Irreverent is now available!

Time Is Irreverent is now available!

We’re early. Time Is Irreverent became available today! At this moment the only place to buy the book is on Amazon, but that will change in a few weeks. The trade paperback (with the silky-feel cover) is $14.95, and the Kindle version is specially priced at $2.99. The special Kindle price is very short-term—just long […]

Fun with dugouts

Fun with dugouts

Marty’s photo of the day #2450: This photo, from Peru, explained with a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Other than Yaguas paddling in their dugouts (a skinny canoe carved from a log), we had the Rio Orosa to ourselves. When we passed the occasional tribal village, […]

Jabiru stork

Jabiru stork

Marty’s photo of the day #2449: This is a jabiru stork, the largest stork in the Western Hemisphere. (Photographed in Belize)

The proof of Time Is Irreverent has arrived!

The proof of Time Is Irreverent has arrived!

The proof copy of Time Is Irreverent arrived today! I love the silky feel of the cover. The interior looks great too—at least it did for the few seconds I got to see it. Martyman quickly grabbed the book from me and declared that since he is the star, he gets to look at it […]

Crossing the Athabasca River

Crossing the Athabasca River

Marty’s photo of the day #2448: When I photographed this amazing elk, crossing the Athabasca River in Alberta, Canada, my camera lens was on its deathbed. Consequently most of the photos didn’t turn out, and since I was using a film camera at the time, I didn’t know until it was too late. This is […]

Today the Fox News’ talking point is . . .

Today the Fox News’ talking point is . . .

Without even having to watch, it’s easy to tell what the current talking points are on Fox News. Yesterday, a letter in my local newspaper from a Republican called the Democrats shameful and unpatriotic for not applauding Trump at the appropriate times during the State of the Union Address. Today, Crybaby Donald took that message […]

Ready . . . aim . . .

Ready . . . aim . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2447: “Okay! He’s almost beneath us. Not yet. Hold it. . . ! Hold it. . . ! Now!” (Galahs, photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Antarctic the beautiful

Antarctic the beautiful

Marty’s photo of the day #2446: In my mind, Antarctica will always be the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited.

Proceed with caution

Proceed with caution

Marty’s photo of the day #2445: Anyone want to race through the cactus? (Photographed in the Mojave National Preserve, on the Arizona-California border)

Artsy alligator

Artsy alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2444: You may have to look at this photo for a moment to figure it out. This is an alligator, suspended in clear water, with plants reflecting on the surface. It’s an Artsy Alligator!   (Photographed in the Everglades)

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2443: Turkey vulture, photographed on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.

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