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Monthly archives for July, 2020

Cactus greeting

Cactus greeting

Marty’s photo of the day #3306: A particularly friendly cactus in Zimbabwe.

Swans in Italy

Swans in Italy

Marty’s photo of the day #3305: One of my favorite days in Italy (December 2018) was when Deb and I got away from the cities and the touristy things and spent an afternoon walking along Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. The weather was cool, the tourists were gone, and other than a few people here […]

Rainforest Boardwalk

Rainforest Boardwalk

Marty’s photo of the day #3305: Here’s and artsy photo that first appeared in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s an old, rotten boardwalk in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Church storks

Church storks

Marty’s photo of the day #3304: In rural Spain, storks nesting atop churches are a fairly common sight. Some people consider it a sign of good luck.

The volcano wins!

The volcano wins!

Marty’s photo of the day #3303: You are looking at an abandoned building that was once part of a 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. Go volcano!

Giant artsy leaf

Giant artsy leaf

Marty’s photo of the day #3303: Today we go artsy, with a giant leaf I photographed in the Costa Rican rainforest after a rainstorm.

Deer and music

Deer and music

Marty’s photo of the day #3302: The warm weather means moving my office outdoors to the front porch. While there, working on my next book, I keep a camera beside me to capture images of visitors, like this one from yesterday. I find it interesting that deer are sensitive to noises, such as speaking or […]

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Marty’s photo of the day #3301: Today’s reality changes how one views photos from the past. For instance, when viewing this photo I took while hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the thought that likely came to your mind was, “Oh! Look at all that great social distancing!” In reality, it was just our […]

Heliconia

Heliconia

Marty’s photo of the day #3300: This is a heliconia, photographed in Costa Rica.

The Monkey Frog!

The Monkey Frog!

Marty’s photo of the day #3299: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to my hand, the monkey frog! The monkey frog! (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Dog wisdom

Dog wisdom

Marty’s photo of the day #3298: “When life throws you pebbles, dig deeper. That’s where the rocks are.”—Kate the Golden Retriever

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