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 June, 2018

Waterfall in the Pyrenees

Waterfall in the Pyrenees

Marty’s photo of the day #2573: This morning (well, actually several years ago) we head to Southern France and find a waterfall in the Pyrenees.

I hate SpeedConnect

I hate SpeedConnect

Marty’s photo of the day #2572: I’m on backup internet service this weekend. Because I live in the trees at the foot of a mountain, my internet options are limited. The only company (other than satellite and Verizon) that reaches me is SpeedConnect. Basically they shoot 40 miles down the Bitterroot Valley from Missoula and […]

Walking stick

Walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #2571: Here’s an extreme close-up of a walking stick in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #2570: A determined gopher tortoise. Photographed in Florida.

Howler monkey mother and child

Howler monkey mother and child

Marty’s photo of the day #2569: Today we go to Costa Rica and look up at a howler monkey mother and child.

The dramatic turnaround of a depressing day

The dramatic turnaround of a depressing day

My books have always received great reviews from both amateur and professional reviewers. Cool Creatures, Hot Planet has received 88% 4 to 5-star reviews, Endangered Edens has received 94% 4 or 5-star reviews, and my latest, Time Is Irreverent is currently at 79% 4 to 5-star reviews. Because Time Is Irreverent is a controversial satire, I […]

Permafrost

Permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #2568: Since very few of you will ever canoe across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, I thought you might like to see what permafrost looks like from the seat of an inflatable canoe. That’s what is buckling the tundra. Also, the water I’m paddling in comes directly off a glacier. […]

Tiny frog

Tiny frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2567: This frog, photographed in Australia, is so small that it could fit on the nail of my pinkie finger.

Antarctica at night

Antarctica at night

Marty’s photo of the day #2566: One of my favorite travel experiences was getting up in the middle of the night and being the first person on our little ship to see the coast of Antarctica.

Inside a walled city

Inside a walled city

Marty’s photo of the day #2565: Since few people ever get the chance to explore an ancient walled city, I thought you might enjoy seeing what it is like inside one. Located in France, thirty-five miles west of the Mediterranean Sea and twelve miles north of the Spanish border, Villefranche de Conflent dates back to […]

My post-apocalyptic gift to hypocritical far-right

My post-apocalyptic gift to hypocritical far-right

Marty’s photo of the day #2565: I don’t know if there is a god. But I do know that if a god exists, and she has any decency at all, it will be the honest, generous, and ethical people who go to heaven and the hypocritical far-right Christians who will end up stuck on Earth. […]

The money shot for my Republican friends

The money shot for my Republican friends

Marty’s photo of the day #2564: Yesterday, for my liberal friends, I posted a beautiful aerial shot I took of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Although almost all of my Republican friends have long since had enough of my snarky posts and moved on to safer territory, I still have a few Republican friends. Okay, […]

Who knows how long this will look so beautiful?

Who knows how long this will look so beautiful?

Marty’s photo of the day #2563: This aerial shot shows the Jago River and Bitty (the hill) in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Several days earlier, Deb and I had camped by the river, climbed to the top of Bitty, and canoed north, 35 miles, to the Arctic Ocean.   Since the creation of the […]

The story of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

The story of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Marty’s photo of the day #2562: I will let a short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: Shortly after returning to the gulf, we spotted a domed object—roughly the circumference of a trash can lid—on the surface of […]

Scared of Eagles and Lynx? Have a military parade!

Scared of Eagles and Lynx? Have a military parade!

Much is being made in the news about President Crybaby Chickenshit uninviting the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles from their White House visit. What deserves just as much attention is that President Crybaby Chickenshit was too cowardly to even initiate a visit from the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx. Yes, President Crybaby Chickenshit was too scared […]

The mooses of summer

The mooses of summer

Marty’s photo of the day #2561: Yay! The first moose of the year is here. When I first saw the land we bought surrounding where we would eventually build our house, I didn’t think “moose territory,” because even though it has surface water, it’s not swampy. Nevertheless, just about every year, since 1996, we’ve had […]

Photographing chipmunks

Photographing chipmunks

Marty’s photo of the day #2560: When I was a kid and got my first camera, I promptly photographed my feet and then advanced to chipmunks. Years later I still photograph chipmunks, and feet . . . only on special occasions.

Waiting on a chipmunk

Waiting on a chipmunk

  Marty’s photo of the day #2559: A week ago, this great horned owl hung out on a branch that was outside the window of my writing room and just above a chipmunk hole, significantly slowing down the workday for both the humans and chipmunks.

Inside a Spanish castle

Inside a Spanish castle

Marty’s photo of the day #2558: I will let a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explain this shot from Spain: If medieval real estate agents existed, they would have listed the Castillo de Monfragüe as a “starter castle.” Built in the fifteenth century, it was much […]

Water Taxi

Water Taxi

Marty’s photo of the day #2557: This is one of the more sea-worthy water taxis on the Amazon River. Or it could be a Peruvian naval destroyer . . . I’m not sure.

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