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.

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Saturday morning cuteness

Saturday morning cuteness

Marty’s photo of the day #2840: Here’s a little Saturday morning cuteness for you. (Mallard ducks, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Roller coaster at sea

Roller coaster at sea

Marty’s photo of the day #2839: In this photo, I’m on the bridge of the Russian ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, sailing between Antarctica and South America. A storm has come up, and we are on a massive roller coaster ride—diving into wave troughs, climbing back atop the crest, and then doing it all over again. […]

The Republican love affair with DDT

The Republican love affair with DDT

Marty’s photo of the day #2838: I have a relative who is everything Donald Trump. Arguing with her is fruitless, but you would think some right-wing conspiracy theories would be so obviously wrong that even right-wingers could see it. One of the conspiracy theories she argues for is that Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” was […]

A scene from Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!

A scene from Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!

Marty’s photo of the day #2837: Other than when Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon land on places like Pluto or the moon, I’ve been to the vast majority of the locations the two visited in the “Time Is Irreverent” series. After all, it’s easier to write vividly about places I’ve experience myself. In Time Is […]

Heermann’s Gull

Heermann’s Gull

Marty’s photo of the day #2836: This is a Heermann’s gull, photographed along the shore of the Sea of Cortez.

Your Monday morning scream

Your Monday morning scream

Marty’s photo of the day #2835: For everyone having one of those Mondays that just makes you want to scream. (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

Arctic lousewort

Arctic lousewort

Marty’s photo of the day #2834: Arctic lousewort, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Kayaking the Amazon Rainforest

Kayaking the Amazon Rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #2833: For most people, visiting the Amazon Rainforest during the rainy season is unthinkable. When I needed a very specific photo for my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” Deb and I returned to the Amazon for a rainy season visit. In comparing our dry season […]

Fall in the Yukon

Fall in the Yukon

Marty’s photo of the day #2832: Fall on a lonely road, in the Yukon Territory.

White-faced capuchin monkey

White-faced capuchin monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2831: This short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explains this shot, taken in Costa Rica: Twice we had seen white-faced capuchin monkeys pass by our cabin. Both times, however, the monkeys were high in the […]

Costa Rican plungers

Costa Rican plungers

Marty’s photo of the day #2831: I bet you’ve always wondered. Where do plungers come from? I solved that mystery when I found them growing in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

Muskrat love

Muskrat love

Marty’s photo of the day #2830: Here’s a little Tuesday morning muskrat love. (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana)

Okay, so we didn’t need a window table

Okay, so we didn’t need a window table

Marty’s photo of the day #2829: Several years ago, on our anniversary, Deb and I watched this sunset on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. Then we went to dinner at a fancy restaurant, making sure we had a window table so we could enjoy the view of . . . a very dark […]

Hanging with the penguins

Hanging with the penguins

Marty’s photo of the day #2828: Hanging out with the gentoo penguins on one of the many islands off Antarctica’s coast.

The Antarctica coast

The Antarctica coast

Marty’s photo of the day #2827: Icebergs on a cloudy Antarctica evening.

The scenery of Bryce Canon

The scenery of Bryce Canon

Marty’s photo of the day #2826: Today we go scenic, with a shot from Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Lynx in the snow

Lynx in the snow

Marty’s photo of the day #2825: This is a Canada lynx, in the snow, in my backyard. While I’m sure Canada lynx have passed through the woods behind my house from time to time, the one in this photo is Cub, a semi-wild lynx. Cub occasionally visits schools for educational purposes, and he was nice […]

Grizzly vs. Bison

Grizzly vs. Bison

Marty’s photo of the day #2824: Who knew that grizzly bears were terrified of bison? Deb and I watched this mother and her cubs climb down a mountainside and cross a wide field. Suddenly the mother stopped, stood tall, sniffed, and quickly led her cubs in another direction. Moments later, a huge bison came into […]

Climbing to the sky

Climbing to the sky

Marty’s photo of the day #2823: A mother and baby howler monkey climb to the sky in Costa Rica.

Ground squirrel games

Ground squirrel games

Marty’s photo of the day #2822: Here’s another picture to help you through the winter—ground squirrels having a little fun on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

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