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Monthly archives for November, 2019

The Yagua children of the Amazon Rainforest

The Yagua children of the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3080: I loved visiting the Yagua villages along the rivers in the Amazon Rainforest. The children were always excited to see us, and we always came bearing gifts (T-shirts, sugar-free gum, harmonicas, and bubbles).

Amazing skin!

Amazing skin!

Marty’s photo of the day #3079: I just love the skin texture on this green iguana that I photographed in Puerto Rico. There’s so much going on!

Penguin before and after

Penguin before and after

Marty’s photo of the day #3078: Marty: “Ya know. It would be really cool if you guys could stand together, so I could show people a before-and-after picture of gentoo penguins molting.” Penguins: “How’s this?”

The King of all Rock Ptarmigans

The King of all Rock Ptarmigans

Marty’s photo of the day #3077: You are looking at the King of all Rock Ptarmigans, as he surveys his vast territory in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska. (Or he just happened to pose that way for me—I’m not sure.)

A delightful stay in Southern France

A delightful stay in Southern France

Marty’s photo of the day #3076: This is the tiny village of Lesponne in Southern France. When Deb and I were in France, working on the Europe chapter for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, we didn’t have a GPS or hotel reservations. We basically roamed, with the only goal […]

Ice on the Matterhorn

Ice on the Matterhorn

Marty’s photo of the day #3075: I took this picture while Deb, a friend, and I were hiking to the Matterhorn in Switzerland. We didn’t have any climbing equipment, so our goal was to make it only a third of the way up. Unfortunately, we hit ice at a quarter of the way up and […]

Not exotic, but artsy

Not exotic, but artsy

Marty’s photo of the day #3074: This photo of a female red-winged blackbird, in the Bitterroot Valley, may be the least exotic photo I ever posted. Still, I like it. We’ll file it under “artsy.”

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

Marty’s photo of the day #3073: The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Dall sheep

Dall sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #3072: Dall sheep (also known as thinhorn sheep), photographed along a river in the Yukon Territory.

Double-crested cormorant

Double-crested cormorant

Marty’s photo of the day #3071: This is a double-crested cormorant, photographed on a little island in the Sea of Cortez. Gotta love the white head-plumage!

Polar bear track vs. woman’s hand

Polar bear track vs. woman’s hand

Marty’s photo of the day #3070: Polar bear track vs. woman’s hand. (Photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge)

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3069: The following story, “Russians and the Cottonmouth,” comes from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: After a great day of alligators, snakes, and birds, I reluctantly turned my car around and headed west on the Loop Road. […]

Trump and his pathetic search for an adoring crowd

Trump and his pathetic search for an adoring crowd

How insecure is Donald Trump? For the vast majority of his führership, he has hidden from everyday Americans and only made public appearances at his cult rallies, where he knows he can say anything and be worshipped. Then, during the World Series, Little Boy Trumpy got brave and showed up at a game, where he […]

Great curassow

Great curassow

Marty’s photo of the day #3068: This is a male great curassow, photographed in Costa Rica.

Gentoo penguin chicks

Gentoo penguin chicks

Marty’s photo of the day #3067: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. These are gentoo penguin chicks, photographed on Antarctica.

Learning to fly

Learning to fly

Marty’s photo of the day #3066: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. This is Annie, a 16 year-old black flying fox that I got to hold while visiting a bat rehabilitation facility in Queensland, Australia. […]

How President Bedbug can pay his $2 million fine

How President Bedbug can pay his $2 million fine

Today Senior Bedbug lost in court and was ordered to pay $2 million to settle the New York State Attorney General’s civil lawsuit against The Donald J. Bedbug Foundation for self-dealing to the Bedbug Crime Family. (Remember when the Bedbug claimed it was the Clinton Foundation, not the Bedbug Foundation that was corrupt?) Since Senior […]

Speaking tour food

Speaking tour food

When I’m at home, I watch my weight and exercise. When I’m on a college speaking tour, as I am in New York this week, I’m not quite as careful. Nevertheless, to avoid eating in restaurants the entire time, I headed over to a supermarket this evening and picked up some healthier foods to bring […]

Penguin scenic

Penguin scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3065: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today we have a gentoo penguin mother and chick, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

View from a castle

View from a castle

Marty’s photo of the day #3064: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today I have two photos. The first is my wife, Deb, standing on the roof of an old abandoned castle in western Spain. […]

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