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 July, 2018

Sunset in France

Sunset in France

Marty’s photo of the day #2611: Sunset in Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, located in Southern France.  

First light in Belize

First light in Belize

Marty’s photo of the day #2610: First light on the Turneffe Islands of Belize.

Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!

Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!

Last week I finished the second draft of Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! and I’m already well into the third draft. I’m really excited about the new novel—it’s so much fun! Whether it’s better than the first in the series, I’ll let the readers decide, but as an author, I naturally think […]

Leopard seal dream

Leopard seal dream

Marty’s photo of the day #2609: This is a leopard seal along the coast of Antarctica. While I have much closer shots of leopard seals, I like the feel of this one. Antarctica never got totally dark while we were there, and I took this shot during the twilight hours, when the colors were dreamlike.

GOP thoughts and prayers

GOP thoughts and prayers

Marty’s photo of the day #2608: So far this year, 8,284 people have died via gun shots in the United States, and not a single person has risen from the dead after Republican thoughts and prayers. Frustrated by the lack of results, the Republican Party has added Herbie the Agile Wallaby to their post-shooting thoughts […]

Crossing the Brooks Range

Crossing the Brooks Range

Marty’s photo of the day #2607: Flying north over the Brooks Range in Alaska is one of the most dangerous flights anywhere. That’s because the tiny airplanes pilots use to land on the tundra in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge barely have enough power to fight the wind blowing south off the Arctic Ocean. I […]

Building on permafrost

Building on permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #2606: Here’s your visual lesson of what happens when you build on permafrost. When the permafrost melts, your building sinks. (Photographed in Dawson City, Yukon Territory)

Termites give the world . . .

Termites give the world . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2606: Termites give the world the finger. (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

You put your left foot in . . .

You put your left foot in . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2605: You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out, you put your left foot in, and you shake it all about!   (Gentoo penguins, photographed on Antarctica.)

Montana Flowers

Montana Flowers

Marty’s photo of the day #2605: Mountain flowers in Montana.

Porcupine gives “that look”

Porcupine gives “that look”

Marty’s photo of the day #2604: I photographed this porcupine in Canada several years ago. When I look at this photo now, I can’t help but laugh, knowing that just about everyone in Canada is giving people from America the same look. (Don’t worry Canada. We’ll be back to normal before long.)

Pine White Butterflies

Pine White Butterflies

Marty’s photo of the day #2603: I love it each year when the pine white butterflies take flight around our house. Several years back, it was almost as if we lived in a snow globe. This year the numbers are smaller, but they are just as hypnotic to watch.

A secret message from the Republican Jesus

A secret message from the Republican Jesus

“Psst . . . Hey, ammosexuals and fetish patriots . . . Republican Jesus here. Sorry to have to hide in your refrigerator like this, but I have a super-secret message for you that has to remain just between you and me. I know you have two major fantasies: “Your first fantasy is that you […]

Sea Lion

Sea Lion

Marty’s photo of the day #2602: Here’s a sea lion that I photographed near an island in the Sea of Cortez.

Harold the lizard

Harold the lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2601: Here’s a little lizard, I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Sorry, I don’t have an ID on this one, but he claims his name is Harold.

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Alien of Walking Stick? You Decide!

Marty’s photo of the day #2600: This is a walking stick I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Or it’s alien from a distant planet. I’m not sure.

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2599: This is Fred the Eyelash Viper. He lived on a large leaf outside the cabin we rented in the Costa Rican rainforest. Each morning and each night, Deb and I would stop and say “hi.” Fred would have responded in kind, but lack of vocal cords prevented him from […]

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2598: Here’s a howler monkey that I photographed in a Costa Rican rainforest.

Bat Welcoming Committee

Bat Welcoming Committee

Marty’s photo of the day #2597: The Welcoming Committee at an abandoned farmhouse in Costa Rica.

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird

Marty’s photo of the day #2595: Red-winged blackbird (Photographed in Montana).

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