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Monthly archives for June, 2020

Desert tortoise

Desert tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #3297: This is a desert tortoise, photographed several years ago in the Mojave Desert.

Borneo’s comb-crested agamid lizard

Borneo’s comb-crested agamid lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3296: We head to the rainforest of Borneo for this photo of a male comb-crested agamid lizard. Only the male lizards sport the comb-crest.

American bistort

American bistort

Marty’s photo of the day #3295: This is American bistort, photographed last weekend in a high mountain meadow, in western Montana.

Lousewort

Lousewort

Marty’s photo of the day #3294: This is lousewort, photographed last weekend in a high mountain meadow, in western Montana.

Killdeer

Killdeer

Marty’s photo of the day #3293: This is a killdeer that I photographed last past weekend near the Hogan Forest Service cabin Deb and I rented in western Montana. A pair of the birds had a nest near the cabin. The birds would put on their “broken wing” act to steer us away from the […]

Blue camas

Blue camas

Marty’s photo of the day #3292: This is blue camas, photographed last weekend in a high mountain meadow, in western Montana.

Meadow full of flowers

Meadow full of flowers

Marty’s photo of the day #3291: “Meadow full of flowers” shots are tough to do, because the flowers never show up as well on an image as they do to the naked eye. Here’s my attempt anyway. I photographed this last weekend, in western Montana, at an elevation of 6,500 feet.

A cold spotted frog

A cold spotted frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3290: Animals amaze me. This past weekend, Deb and I rented a Forest Service cabin in the mountains that sat at about 6,500 feet. While lower elevations in Montana saw a comfortable weekend, there were times we were shivering—even while wearing multiple layers of clothes. In fact, a snowstorm hit […]

Killdeer actors

Killdeer actors

Marty’s photo of the day #3289: This is a killdeer that I photographed this past weekend near the Hogan Forest Service Cabin Deb and I rented in western Montana. A pair of the birds had a nest right next to the gravel road leading to the cabin. The birds would put on their “broken wing” […]

Hogan Cabin

Hogan Cabin

Marty’s photo of the day #3288: I just got back from a weekend at Hogan Cabin, a Forest Service rental. Being a way from the internet for almost two days was a nice break, but with the Trump rally on Saturday night, I was wondering if perhaps we’d come home and find that Civil War […]

Castillo de Alburquerque

Castillo de Alburquerque

Marty’s photo of the day #3287: I photographed the castle in rural Spain. Called the Castillo de Alburquerque, it was built between 1461 and 1476 by the first Duke of Alburquerque, and it is still owned by his descendants.

Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #3286: This is an Amazon tree boa, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3285: Howler monkey, photographed in Costa Rica.

Ground squirrel fun

Ground squirrel fun

Marty’s photo of the day #3284: Columbian ground squirrel fun. (Photographed in Montana)

Chacma baboon

Chacma baboon

Marty’s photo of the day #3283: This is a chacma baboon, photographed in Zimbabwe. When full-grown, males weigh seventy or more pounds, and females weigh half that. Experts are divided as to whether chacmas are a subspecies of the savannah baboon or a species unto themselves. Either way, they’re the world’s largest baboons.

Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #3282: Bighorn sheep, photographed in Idaho.

The iguana fix

The iguana fix

Marty’s photo of the day #3281: I haven’t posted any photos from Puerto Rico for a while, so we’ll fix that right now with this iguana.

Borneo caterpillar

Borneo caterpillar

Marty’s photo of the day #3280: Here’s one of the more bizarre caterpillars you will ever see. Photographed on the island of Borneo.

Alaska Scenic

Alaska Scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3279: Today we go scenic, with a photo I took in Alaska, well north of the Arctic Circle.

Go volcano!

Go volcano!

Marty’s photo of the day #3278: These are the remains of an old Norwegian whaling station on Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Much of the station is now buried in ash and mud from multiple volcanic eruptions. Whaling is evil—go volcano!

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