Marty’s photo of the day #3220: Elephants in a dried-up riverbed in Zimbabwe. The best water was just under the sand, so elephants would dig their own private wells.
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Month: April 2020
For years Republicans have failed to support the U.S. Postal Service, but it always felt like a game of chicken, where the GOP would eventually back down and give the Postal Service what it needed. If the Postal Service shut down, thousands of businesses that bill their clients through the mail would go out of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3219: This is a cardón cactus, photographed on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico.
Marty’s photo of the day #3218: “Mom! Mom! We really don’t like this.” (Bison, photographed in Yellowstone National Park)
Marty’s photo of the day #3217: I photographed this zebra longwing butterfly in the Everglades. A slightly different version of this photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.
Marty’s photo of the day #3216: “Okay, everyone. Follow me!” (Gentoo penguin chicks, photographed just off the coast of Antarctica.)
Marty’s photo of the day #3215: I had some camera problems when I was in Borneo, so this photo has a lot of digital noise. Nevertheless, this shot makes me smile. I call it “Orangutan Happiness.”
If you’ve been following what is happening in Wisconsin, you know that the Wisconsin GOP, backed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Supreme Court, prevented the delay of today’s state election. The reason the Republicans want the election today is because a conservative judge on the ballot needs a low voter turnout to get elected. So Republicans […]
Martyman asked me to remind you that today is National Beer Day. . . . As if today is different from any other day for him.
Marty’s photo of the day #3214: This is me, several years ago, kissing an eleven-foot-long African rock python I caught in Zimbabwe. Last year, if people had to choose between kissing someone who recently returned from a large evangelical church service or kissing an eleven-foot-long python, the vast majority would choose to kiss the evangelical. […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3213: Deb and I know social distancing! This photo of us was taken several years ago, when we were in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The sun never set the entire time we were there, so this picture could have just as easily been taken at 2:00 p.m. as 2:00 […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3211: I’m outraged! Don’t these people have any respect for social distancing? Oh, wait. . . . I took this photo in 2008, when Barack Obama came to the University of Montana to give a campaign speech. Proceed!
Marty’s photo of the day #3210: I found this little frog while hiking in the Redwood National Park. My attempt to identify it was unsuccessful. My best guess is that it’s a juvenile foothills yellow-legged frog.
Marty’s photo of the day #3209: My wife and I are well prepared for sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sure, I lost my April college speaking tour and a book-signing and all the press and publicity that goes with those events. Sure, many of the stores that carry Deb’s weaving kits have temporarily […]