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Review bombing

Review bombing

The deer and the slow dog

The deer and the slow dog

Calliope hummingbird

Calliope hummingbird

Iquitos town square

Iquitos town square

Marty’s photo of the day #4025: This is the town square of Iquitos, Peru. Shot at night, using the infrared setting on my camera.

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #4023: Spider monkey, photographed in Costa Rica.

Tunnel to the 1850s?

Tunnel to the 1850s?

The far-right Supreme Court avatar

The far-right Supreme Court avatar

Everglades racer

Everglades racer

Yummy stuffed bones for your dog

Yummy stuffed bones for your dog

The face tree

The face tree

Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #4018: A very pregnant bighorn sheep, photographed in southeast Idaho.

Gadwall ducks

Gadwall ducks

Marty’s photo of the day #4017: Gadwall ducks, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

But where’s Mom?

But where’s Mom?

Marty’s photo of the day #4016: This is an amethystine python that I photographed on a night hike through the rainforest of northern Queensland, Australia. He was about 7 feet-long, but somewhere in this forest was Mom, at 23 feet-long. If only I could find her.

Bison vs. Cow

Bison vs. Cow

Montana or British Columbia?

Montana or British Columbia?

Marty’s photo of the day #4014: Here’s a scenic shot I took between rainstorms in British Columbia. For much of this spring, today’s photo could have just as easily been shot in Montana.

Stashed fawn

Stashed fawn

Marty’s photo of the day #4013: It’s baby animal time on the Essen Wildlife Refuge. Yesterday morning, a doe ran right up to my dog, Nellie, and me, trying to distract us, and then last night, my wife, Deb happened to step outside just in time to see likely the same deer stash her fawn. […]

Arctic ground squirrel

Arctic ground squirrel

Marty’s photo of the day #4012: Arctic ground squirrel. Photographed in Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle.

The cutest little crab

The cutest little crab

Flowers of waves

Flowers of waves

Marty’s photo of the day #4010: All the rain this year has made for spectacular waves of wildflowers at the Essen Wildlife Refuge, surrounding Deb’s and my house. A few weeks ago, the white flowers of the serviceberry bushes were everywhere; then they were replaced by the yellow flowers of arrowleaf balsamroots; now they are […]

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