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Monthly archives for September, 2018

Chrysalis of gold

Chrysalis of gold

Marty’s photo of the day #2655: This chrysalis, seemingly made of gold, will become a clearwing butterfly. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

A caiman in the grass

A caiman in the grass

Marty’s photo of the day #2654: A caiman in the grass.   (Spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.)

Chinstrap penguin

Chinstrap penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #2652: This is a chinstrap penguin, photographed off the coast of Antarctica.

I guess I’ve been a bit crabby

I guess I’ve been a bit crabby

Marty’s photo of the day #2651: I went through my photos this morning, unsure of what to post. When I came across this one, from the northern California coast, I decided it would be my Sunday post. Then, after I cropped the photo and saved it under the file name “crab,” I noticed that this […]

Out for a ride with Dad

Out for a ride with Dad

Marty’s photo of the day #2650: This cute little girl is out for a dugout ride with her father, through the flooded Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

Snake Art

Snake Art

Marty’s photo of the day #2649: Snake Art! When I got my first photo program, many years ago, I experimented with this photo I took of Eve, my rainbow boa. Changing the colors produced some stunning, though obviously unnatural, results.

Big news for Time Is Irreverent and the upcoming sequel

Big news for Time Is Irreverent and the upcoming sequel

Big news for both Time Is Irreverent and the sequel, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!: I just received word that Time Is Irreverent will be reviewed in the next issue (Oct/Nov) of Free Inquiry magazine. This is huge! If you’re not familiar with the magazine, it’s the publication from the Center for […]

Canoeing the Jago River

Canoeing the Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2648: This is the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Deb and I canoed this river all the way across the refuge (some 35 miles) for my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Here the river is wide, […]

Katydid

Katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2647: This Katydid is one of the many unusual creatures featured in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

Marty’s photo of the day #2646: Bird’s eye view.

Barbecue grubs anyone?

Barbecue grubs anyone?

Marty’s photo of the day #2645: Shall we rustle up some grub for a barbecue? Literally? Enjoy your long weekend and remember: being open-minded to other cultures is a good thing. (Photographed in Iquitos, Peru)

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #2644: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Crabs

Crabs

Marty’s photo of the day #2643: Two crabs, photographed with my underwater camera, along the coast of the Sea of Cortez.

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