Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet," "Endangered Edens," and the "Time Is Irreverent" series.

Post hippo-attack

Marty’s photo of the day #2949: When Deb and I were canoeing down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, a hippo bit through our canoe, lifted us high into the air and threw us onto a muddy riverbank. Not many people survive a hippo attack, but we did—and it was a hell of a ride. You can read the entire account of the attack in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. In the meantime, here’s a photo taken just minutes after the attack that I’ve never shared before. Both of us were laughing.

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