Marty’s photos of the day #4251-4254: Many years ago, I started going on early morning bike rides to stay in shape. My ride is roughly four miles, which isn’t far, but since I do it on a steep mountain road, often in the snow, it does the job. I quite literally wore out the drive […]
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Month: January 2023
What if Dog Heaven made you choose?
Marty’s photo of the day #4250: Recently, I’ve been featuring a lot of photos from Deb’s and my epic adventure to the top of Canada, because I discovered some photo files on CD that I had unknowingly deleted from my computer years ago. This one, taken somewhere in Alberta, got me all choked up, as […]
Winter is back!
Marty’s photo of the day #4249: Winter is back! I was so tired of the upper-thirties melty-rainy shit. Yesterday, five glorious inches of snow arrived, and this morning it was a proper five degrees below zero. I shot this photo from my writing room window, a little before sunrise this morning. Dropping below are the […]
Amazon tree boa
Sea of Cortez
A dazzle of zebras
Marty’s photo of the day #4246: A dazzle of skittish zebras, photographed while hiking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.
Somewhere . . .
Even sweet Nellie can be naughty
Marty’s photo of the day #4243: Sometimes even sweet Nellie can be a bad girl. Because we live on 25 acres of protected mountain forest (affectionately called the Essen Wildlife Refuge), we have mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, porcupines, skunks, and other animals around that Nellie shouldn’t mess with. And the only safe way for her […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4242: A turkey vulture sits atop a cardón cactus near the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
A little ground squirrel action
Marty’s photo of the day #4240: Here’s a little ground squirrel action for your Friday. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Mother and baby elephant
Marty’s photo of the day #4239: I met up with this beautiful mother and baby elephant while hiking along a dried up riverbed in Zimbabwe.
From the co-pilot’s seat
Marty’s photo of the day #4238: I shot this photo from the co-pilot’s seat of a tiny airplane (called a Helio), heading north over the Brooks Range, on the way to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This short excerpt, from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, […]
Frog has personality
Marty’s photo of the day #4237: This is Frog the frogmouth bird. He is a rescue animal, so he cannot fly. What he lacks in flight ability, he makes up for in personality. (Photographed in Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia)
Rainy season monkey frog
Marty’s photo of the day #4236: This is me, in the Amazon Rainforest, with a monkey frog. And yes, if you are looking at this on a large screen, those are insect bites all over my arm. My wife and I have visited the Amazon Rainforest twice: first in the dry season, then in the […]
Selfishness on the prairie
Marty’s photo of the day #4235: This shot is from last September, during Deb’s, Nellie’s, and my second weeklong stay in the American Prairie of central Montana. Before I moved to Montana, in 1996, I had no opinion of ranchers, but since then ranchers have convinced me that they are among the most selfish people […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4234: Don’t worry! The great horned owl chicks are perfectly fine. But it’s a wee bit disconcerting to find them sleeping on their side on a tree branch. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)
Not a bunch of nothing
Marty’s photo of the day #4233: When I perform my college show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, I talk about how important it is to keep the arctic natural. Then, while showing a wide photo of the tundra, I mention that the oil companies and the politicians that work for them frequently call the […]