Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet," "Endangered Edens," and the "Time Is Irreverent" series.

Monthly archives for October, 2020

Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean

Marty’s photo of the day #3405: Photographed while canoeing in the Arctic Ocean.

Fox On The Run

Fox On The Run

Marty’s photo of the day #3404: Fox On The Run, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (And now people of a certain age can be stuck on a certain song by Sweet all day long!)

A field of mule’s ears

A field of mule’s ears

Marty’s photo of the day #3403: A field full of mule’s ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis), photographed in Montana.

Pine white butterfly

Pine white butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3402: Pine white butterfly, photographed in western Montana.

Lace monitor

Lace monitor

Marty’s photo of the day #3401: This is a five-and-a-half foot-long lace monitor (mildly venomous). Photographed in Queensland, Australia.

The punk rocker of the rainforest

The punk rocker of the rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3400: The punk rocker of the rainforest—the Boyd’s forest dragon! (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Inside . . . somewhere

Inside . . . somewhere

Marty’s photo of the day #3399: This is either a photo from inside a cave near Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia, or it is a scan of Donald Trump’s brain. I’m not sure which.

Cloudless sulfur butterfly

Cloudless sulfur butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3398: This is a cloudless sulfur butterfly, photographed in the Everglades.

Artsy toucan

Artsy toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #3397: Photographing a toucan in Costa Rica’s rainforest is difficult, because tree branches always seem to be in the way, and if they’re not, then the lighting is inconsistent. Sometimes you just have to go artsy.

Donald Trump’s new hairstylist

Donald Trump’s new hairstylist

When Martyman—ever the entrepreneur—learned that Donald Trump had deducted $70,000.00 from his tax returns for hairstyling, he shouted, “I can do that!” And since action figures are immune to COVID-19, he applied for the job and got it. Ladies and gentlemen . . . I present to you Donald Trump’s new hairstylist—Martyman!

Look down. No! Look up.

Look down. No! Look up.

Marty’s photo of the day #3396: When hiking in the rainforest, it’s always important to look down, so you don’t accidently step on a venomous snake. Then again, it’s important to look up too. In this photo, I’m in the rainforest of Borneo, standing underneath a Wagler’s pit viper.

Mother and calf moose

Mother and calf moose

Marty’s photo of the day #3395: Mother and calf moose, hanging out on Deb’s and my property a few years ago.

A curious leopard seal

A curious leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #3394: A leopard seal checks out our Zodiac along the coast of Antarctica.

Hey Mike Pence!

Hey Mike Pence!

Marty’s photo of the day #3393: Hey Mike Pence! If you’re going to sit around with a bug on your head, at least do it with style. Otherwise people will just think you’re a turd. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Looking down instead of up

Looking down instead of up

Marty’s photo of the day #3392: In the past, I’ve posted photographs I’ve taken while hiking partway up the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Here’s the view looking down instead of looking up. This is the tiny town of Zermatt, at the base of the Matterhorn.

The elephant surprise

The elephant surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #3391: I was exploring on my own in Zimbabwe, when I heard a series of cracks. I looked to my right, and there was this beautiful elephant. I had a zoom lens on my camera, so I wasn’t as close as this photo looks, but still, I was much closer […]

When Trumpers refuse to wear a mask

When Trumpers refuse to wear a mask

Trumpers frequently refuse to wear masks, claiming their right to personal freedom. Yet when it comes to things like a woman’s right to choose or a man’s right to pay for sex or a person’s right to do drugs, then they want to take freedom away. In light of that, I’m seriously considering the following: […]

Fawn in the sun

Fawn in the sun

Marty’s photo of the day #3390: This fawn passed by my outdoor office earlier this year. Sometimes the light is just perfect.

Amazon walking stick

Amazon walking stick

Marty’s photo of the day #3389: Walking stick, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

What dogs tell us

What dogs tell us

Marty’s photo of the day #3388: Since Deb and I moved to Montana’s Bitterroot Valley in 1996, we’ve had multiple dogs, including three adopted from the local animal shelter. We’ll never know for sure what our adopted canine family members went through previously, but they’ve given us a pretty good idea. Our first, Annie, (a […]

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