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Monthly archives for July, 2019

Pelican take-off

Pelican take-off

Marty’s photo of the day #2966: Ready for take-off! (Pelican, photographed in Utah)

Annika

Annika

Marty’s photo of the day #2965: Many of my photo of the day posts are as big of a surprise to me as they are to you. On my hard drive, I have many thousands of photos I’ve taken over the years. Generally I post fairly recent pictures, but some days, like today, I have […]

Big World

Big World

Marty’s photo of the day #2964: It’s a big world out there when you’re a little lizard! (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Ravens in Mexico

Ravens in Mexico

Marty’s photo of the day #2963: This raven photo is from a few years ago, during one of my early morning hikes, on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.

Melissa Etheridge brings smiles to Missoula

Melissa Etheridge brings smiles to Missoula

Marty’s photo of the day #2962: Melissa Etheridge was incredible last night. Deb and I had seen her two years ago at the KettleHouse Amphitheater with Pat Benatar. That was a fine show. However, outdoor multi-headliner shows tend to focus on the greatest hits. Last night, at the Wilma, it was just her and her […]

The time-telling insect

The time-telling insect

Marty’s photo of the day #2961: Okay, this is not the prettiest photo I’ve ever posted, but I think you’ll appreciate it more when you read this short excerpt from the Borneo chapter of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. (So you know: Stephen grew up in the rainforest and […]

Fun on the river

Fun on the river

Marty’s photo of the day #2960: Yagua boys on an Amazon River tributary, having a blast, trying to “accidentally” capsize their dugout in the wake of our boat.

Watching you

Watching you

Marty’s photo of the day #2959: I’m watching Robert Mueller testify in front of the House of Representatives this morning. Do Republicans have no shame? (That was a rhetorical question.) While I watch the proceedings, I’ll leave this monkey frog to watch you. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

The bullet ant encounter

The bullet ant encounter

Marty’s photo of the day #2958: I photographed this bullet ant in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. According to multiple studies, the bullet ant is the most venomous insect in the world, and it delivers the world’s most painful sting. If you’ve read my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, you […]

Bay of Biscay

Bay of Biscay

Marty’s photo of the day #2957: Last night Deb and I were reminiscing about how much fun we had working on the Europe chapter for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. We explored Spain, France, Switzerland, and Andorra, without any real plans. We had no GPS, no hotel reservations—just a […]

If Trump were president during the moon landing

If Trump were president during the moon landing

This morning I was reading about the Apollo 11 moon landing and how Richard Nixon had wanted to have dinner with the astronauts before lift-off (an event canceled because of worries that the president could expose the astronauts to unwanted germs). That story led me to imagine what Donald KKKlueless would have done if he […]

No! Note this side!

No! Note this side!

Marty’s photo of the day #2956: This anaconda photo appears in my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” Oh, and the anaconda bit me after I took this shot. It wasn’t a serious bite, but it did draw blood and let me know that she didn’t appreciate me photographing her on […]

Bear grass

Bear grass

Marty’s photo of the day #2955: The bear grass is blooming at Deb’s and my secret spot, in the mountains behind our house.

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Marty’s photo of the day #2954: I haven’t posted a scenic shot for a while, so here’s fall in the Yukon Territory.

That was some vile howling at the Trump rally

That was some vile howling at the Trump rally

Marty’s photo of the day #2953: “Look, I’m a howler monkey, so I’ve heard some shit in my days. But yesterday, at the Trump rally, that was some vile, evil, sick howling. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that monkeys and humans evolved from a common ancestor!” (Photographed in Costa Rica).

Go bacKKK to where you came from!

Go bacKKK to where you came from!

Martyman sends Donald Trump bacKKK to where he came from!

It’s not what you think it is

It’s not what you think it is

Marty’s photo of the day #2952: I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, Marty photographed a chipmunk. It’s cute, but not unusual.” Actually this is not a chipmunk; it’s a golden-mantled ground squirrel. The two species look similar, but a golden-mantled ground squirrel doesn’t have face stripes and is quite a bit bigger. Now, aren’t you […]

Shake a tail feather!

Shake a tail feather!

Marty’s photo of the day #2951: Last week I wrote about the difficulties I’ve had photographing the wild and very shy peacock that lives on Deb’s and my property. Well, yesterday morning I was sitting in my outside office when the peacock walked right in front of me. I grabbed my camera and followed him […]

Calliope hummingbird

Calliope hummingbird

Marty’s photo of the day #2950: In the summer, I move my office out to the front porch. That means that while I work a wide variety of animals pass in front of me. On some days it could be a moose, a bear, a herd of elk, wild turkeys, or a peacock. But every […]

Martyman defends Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib

Martyman defends Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib

If you follow the adventures of Martyman, you know he’s the most well-read action figure in America. It’s one of his superpowers. This morning he was up early, reading the news, and learned that Donald Trump had told congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to go back to where they came from. That got the […]

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