Marty’s photo of the day #2937: Marty: “Look. It’s an Aussie fangs-o-death!” Deb: “Wow! She’s almost as big as my hand.” Marty: “Great idea! Put your hand behind her for size-comparison.” Deb: “Like this?” Marty: “No. Closer.” Deb: “Like this?” Marty: “Still not close enough.” Deb: (takes a deep breath) “How’s this?” Marty: (smirks) “Just […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2936: During the rainy season in the Amazon Rainforest, the waters rise practically beyond belief. In this photo, my wife, Deb, and friend Laurel are in a spot that would be solid ground in the dry season. And in many such places, we couldn’t touch bottom with our kayak paddles. […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2935: Here’s a yellow-billed stork that I photographed while backpacking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.
Marty’s photo of the day #2934: The first time you do it, your heart beats a little faster, but this is Deb and me swimming with piranhas and electric eels in a south bank tributary of the Amazon River. While we were in the water, fishermen from the Yagua tribe were busy catching piranhas a […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2932: Yes, I know what you thought the instant you saw this. But it’s called “eyeball fungi.” I photographed it while backpacking with the Iban tribe on the island of Borneo. The Iban I was with at the time said that the fungi was edible, and I could try it […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2931: “Mom! Mom! This is not a good idea. I just saw a shark . . . or an alligator. No, the Loch Ness Monster!” (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)
Marty’s photo of the day #2930: Early in our canoe trip down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, a hippo bit through the center of Deb’s and my canoe, lifted us six feet into the air, and—like a front end loader—dumped us on shore. Later, with us in a new canoe, more pissed-off hippos like this […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2929: I took this photo twelve or so years ago, using a film camera (proof, it’s not digitally altered). Annie will always be the best dog I’ve ever had, and yes—she successfully made the jump.
Marty’s photo of the day #2928: After reading this morning about a Trump Administration attorney arguing in Federal Court that the government shouldn’t be required to provide toothbrushes, soap, or beds for detained migrant children, Martyman did the only thing a liberal action figure could do: he locked Mr. Trump Head and the Republican Jesus […]
I began working at radio stations at the age of 13 and became a talent manager at the age of 21, so music has always been a big part of my life. Consequently, I rarely miss a music-oriented movie. In the past year I’ve seen the remake of A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2927: This is Larry the alligator. I spent a morning sitting with him when I was in the Everglades. Eventually Larry abandoned the old dirt road he was blocking and slipped into a pond, where he posed for this photo.
Marty’s photo of the day #2926: I rarely post on sports, but Deb and I have been Minnesota Twins fans ever since we lived in Minneapolis. We have some great memories, including attending game 7 of the 1991 World Series and screaming our lungs out as Jack Morris pitched the Twins to a 10-inning shutout […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2925: These are female elephant seals, molting. I photographed them on a tiny island off the coast of Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2924: Most people who go to Yellowstone National Park never leave the main roads. I think that’s great, because it makes it easy to hike away from the crowds. I photographed this black bear last month on one of those hikes.
Marty’s photo of the day #2923: Happy Father’s Day! One thing about penguins is that you can’t easily tell their sex by looks or behavior. Is this really a daddy penguin feeding his chick? Or is it a mommy penguin feeding her chick? I could use this same photo to wish people a Happy Mother’s […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2922: I took this photo in an abandoned farmhouse in the Costa Rican rainforest. This brief excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, details the shot: Entering the large, dark back room was intense. When I shined […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2921: I love butterflies! I photographed this tiger swallowtail butterfly in one of gardens around our house.
Marty’s photo of the day #2920: Laurel Pfund and Deb Essen—enjoying a beautiful day, heading up the Amazon River in Peru.
After I wrote Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents and turned it into a college show, I realized that I was getting a bit heavy in my face. Since I’ve been a talent agent most of my life, and I was now agenting myself, I followed the advice I would give to any […]