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Ice on the Matterhorn

Ice on the Matterhorn

Marty’s photo of the day #3075: I took this picture while Deb, a friend, and I were hiking to the Matterhorn in Switzerland. We didn’t have any climbing equipment, so our goal was to make it only a third of the way up. Unfortunately, we hit ice at a quarter of the way up and […]

Not exotic, but artsy

Not exotic, but artsy

Marty’s photo of the day #3074: This photo of a female red-winged blackbird, in the Bitterroot Valley, may be the least exotic photo I ever posted. Still, I like it. We’ll file it under “artsy.”

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

Marty’s photo of the day #3073: The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Dall sheep

Dall sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #3072: Dall sheep (also known as thinhorn sheep), photographed along a river in the Yukon Territory.

Double-crested cormorant

Double-crested cormorant

Marty’s photo of the day #3071: This is a double-crested cormorant, photographed on a little island in the Sea of Cortez. Gotta love the white head-plumage!

Polar bear track vs. woman’s hand

Polar bear track vs. woman’s hand

Marty’s photo of the day #3070: Polar bear track vs. woman’s hand. (Photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge)

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3069: The following story, “Russians and the Cottonmouth,” comes from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: After a great day of alligators, snakes, and birds, I reluctantly turned my car around and headed west on the Loop Road. […]

Great curassow

Great curassow

Marty’s photo of the day #3068: This is a male great curassow, photographed in Costa Rica.

Gentoo penguin chicks

Gentoo penguin chicks

Marty’s photo of the day #3067: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. These are gentoo penguin chicks, photographed on Antarctica.

Learning to fly

Learning to fly

Marty’s photo of the day #3066: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. This is Annie, a 16 year-old black flying fox that I got to hold while visiting a bat rehabilitation facility in Queensland, Australia. […]

Penguin scenic

Penguin scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3065: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today we have a gentoo penguin mother and chick, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

View from a castle

View from a castle

Marty’s photo of the day #3064: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today I have two photos. The first is my wife, Deb, standing on the roof of an old abandoned castle in western Spain. […]

The Great Sphinx of Giza Iceberg

The Great Sphinx of Giza Iceberg

Marty’s photo of the day #3063: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. I took today’s photo in “The Iceberg Graveyard” along the coast of Antarctica. This iceberg reminds me of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Greetings from New York

Greetings from New York

Marty’s photo of the day #3062: Greetings from New York! I am here all week on a college speaking tour. Here’s a photo from my show, Around the World in 90 Minutes. This is a spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. When full-grown, this little cutie will reach 8 feet in length.

Spanish Castle

Spanish Castle

Marty’s photo of the day #3061: I am on my way to New York, for a college speaking tour. My first flight has been delayed due to a “fuel imbalance.” That’s gives me just enough time to post a photo of my favorite Spanish castle.

Riverside wren

Riverside wren

Marty’s photo of the day #3060: This is a riverside wren, photographed in Costa Rica.

Zebras as art

Zebras as art

Marty’s photo of the day #3059: Yesterday’s photo of the day was about photos people had stolen from me. Today’s post is about the opposite. Back in 2016, Arturo Chávez, a well-known, award-winning painter from Taos, New Mexico, asked permission to use one of my zebra photos for a painting. I was honored to say […]

Stolen and Burned

Stolen and Burned

Marty’s photo of the day #3058: Every once in a while people steal my photos. I’m not talking about a Facebook or Twitter share (which is perfectly fine). I’m talking about actual stealing. For instance, a guide company in Puerto Rico stole one of my photos for use on their website, and in the instance […]

Where did the flying fox go?

Where did the flying fox go?

Marty’s photo of the day #3057: “Hmmm. . . . There was a flying fox around here somewhere. Any idea where she went? ” (Photographed at The Bat House, a flying fox research facility in northern Queensland, Australia)

Deer games

Deer games

Marty’s photo of the day #3056: I took this photo in my front yard a few seasons ago. I wonder if these fawns are now the adults that have figured out that our old dog, Lucy, is now incapable of keeping them out of our gardens. Some days I go outside, and am shocked at […]

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