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Monthly archives for April, 2020

The Black & White Phase

The Black & White Phase

Marty’s photo of the day #3237: Before digital became popular, serious photographers commonly went through a black and white phase, because it was cool and artsy. The only problem was when you saw something with amazing colors you’d be stuck with black & white film in your camera. I went through my black and white […]

Yukon colors

Yukon colors

Marty’s photo of the day #3236: I shot this photo somewhere in the far-northern Yukon Territory. I love all the deep colors!

The southernmost city in the world

The southernmost city in the world

Marty’s photo of the day #3235: Just in case you ever wondered what the southernmost city in the world looks like. Here it is: the colorful, friendly city of Ushuaia, Argentina.

The finer points of bubble blowing

The finer points of bubble blowing

Marty’s photo of the day #3234: Sometimes it’s just nice to look at a photo that makes you smile. This is my wife, Deb, teaching Yagua children the finer points of bubble blowing. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Sarcasm has your back

Sarcasm has your back

Marty’s photo of the day #3233: “So Donald Trump has now established that any American can say anything, no matter how dangerous, and claim it was ‘sarcasm’ if it comes back to bite them in the ass. He’s a hoot!” (Long-eared owl, photographed in Montana.)

Turn your head

Turn your head

Marty’s photo of the day #3232: Today we travel to Spain—for all the people who’ve always wanted to know what the back of a Spanish Ibex’s head looks like.

Hey, Donald Trump gave them the idea!

Hey, Donald Trump gave them the idea!

Marty’s photo of the day #3231: Yesterday was a busy day! Martyman was at the local hospital entertaining patients, and the Republican Jesus was at the bowling alley and nail salon shooting coronavirus. Unfortunately, both are now convinced that they caught COVID-19. Fortunately, they both also saw Donald Trump on the television, getting great ratings […]

Antarctica ahead!

Antarctica ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #3230: Antarctica ahead!

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Marty’s photo of the day #3229: Happy Earth Day! Because human activities have taken a COVID-19 break, the planet actually is enjoying one of its better Earth Days. Since I’m an environmental college speaker, Earth Week is traditionally my biggest week for bookings of the year. This time my entire week was wiped out. Tonight […]

Anole lizard

Anole lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3228: Anole lizard, photographed in Costa Rica.

Tundra plant life – extreme

Tundra plant life – extreme

Marty’s photo of the day #3227: Here’s a photo to brighten up your Monday. This is an extreme close-up of tundra plant life, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Don’t ever call anyone birdbrained again!

Don’t ever call anyone birdbrained again!

Marty’s photo of the day #3226: “Let me get this straight. . . . You protested in mass at Michigan’s State Capitol, chanting ‘Lock her up!’ because Governor Gretchen Whitmer was trying to save your sorry ass? Please don’t ever, ever call anyone ‘birdbrained’ again!” (Apostlebird, photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Do I use the word “fucking” too much?

Do I use the word “fucking” too much?

Sometimes I wonder if I use the word “fucking” too much in my posts. I don’t fucking think so, but what the fuck, I probably should fucking ask: Do you think I use fucking too fucking much? I mean, it’s a fucking good word with no fucking reason to be offended by it. Even evangelicals […]

Opossums happen

Opossums happen

Marty’s photo of the day #3225: I’ve never been very good at predicting when an opossum will jump onto my back. Opossums happen!

A good winter for the animals

A good winter for the animals

Marty’s photo of the day #3224: Where I live in Montana, the animals enjoyed a good winter. Deb and I have been regularly seeing a moose on our evening walks, along with lots of deer. Also, every morning on my bike ride I see between twenty and thirty deer, and this morning I saw another […]

A mess of boas

A mess of boas

Marty’s photo of the day #3223: I took this photo roughly ten years ago. Do you know how difficult it is to hold a mess of baby rainbow boas in one hand, a camera in the other, focus, and do it all while not getting bit? This was one of Eve’s last litters before we […]

Donald Trump Kills Puppies!

Donald Trump Kills Puppies!

DONALD TRUMP KILLS PUPPIES! Now that Trump has ordered that his name be printed on the COVID-19 stimulus checks, those checks will be delayed to millions of people who need them now. This is the big news of the day. No one is surprised by Trump’s narcissistic move and, of course, his administration will lie […]

Conehead katydid

Conehead katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #3222: This is conehead katydid, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

The difference between liberal thinking and conservative thinking

The difference between liberal thinking and conservative thinking

Here’s a perfect example of what is so fucking wrong with conservative Republicans: Millions of them are terrified that some poor person will get some government benefit that they don’t deserve. Such talk is standard on Fox News. Yet Judy Kudlow, the wife of Donald Trump’s top economic advisor Larry Kudlow, very publicly applied for […]

Venice at night

Venice at night

Marty’s photo of the day #3221: Since you can’t go there now, I give you Venice at night!

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