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

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Thorns

Thorns

Marty’s photo of the day #2714: A little color among the thorns. (Photographed in Mexico)

Five elk

Five elk

Marty’s photo of the day #2713: Can you spot all five elk? Actually, there are six, but one is directly behind the elk on the far right. For the last two weeks, anywhere from 35 to 70 elk have been hanging out on the 25 acres we own, surrounding our house. Unfortunately because of all […]

The world’s most beautiful brown bird

The world’s most beautiful brown bird

Marty’s photo of the day #2712: Of all the totally brown birds in the world, squirrel cuckoos get my vote for the most beautiful. I took this photo in Costa Rica. This image can also be found in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto […]

The value of animals . . .

The value of animals . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2711: At my college shows, I talk about the value of all animals—not only because of their value to nature, but also because of their value to humans. This moose is a great example. Obviously moose are important to the ecosystems they live in, and, also, they provide great value […]

Cactus wren nest

Cactus wren nest

Marty’s photo of the day #2710: Cactus wren nest, photographed in Mexico.

How do you see this photo?

How do you see this photo?

Marty’s photo of the day #2709: Today is going to be a day of celebration. We can finally resist Trump with real teeth! At the same time, the election was bittersweet, with key races across the country going to the Republicans. Here in Montana, Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte has defeated Kathleen Williams for the […]

The amazing Democratic rally

The amazing Democratic rally

Marty’s photo of the day #2707: This my wife, Deb, and me at the Democratic rally yesterday afternoon at the Rocky Mountain Grange in Hamilton, MT. For those who aren’t familiar with Hamilton, it’s a little town (population 4,728) in one of the most conservative counties in Montana. Senator Jon Tester, Governor Steve Bullock, and […]

Antarctica scenic with photobomb

Antarctica scenic with photobomb

Marty’s photo of the day #2706: Here’s a nice scenic photo, I took on an Antarctica island. The gentoo penguins cooperated nicely for this shot. A south polar skua provides the photobomb.

Owl butterfly

Owl butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2705: I photographed this owl butterfly in Belize. The butterfly gets its name because when it opens its wings, the two big dots combine to look like owl eyes.

He was magnificent!

He was magnificent!

Marty’s photo of the day #2704: Most Americans who go to Africa see the animals from the safety of a Land Rover. And those who go on foot, like Eric and Donald Trump Jr., do it with powerful rifles. Actually in the Trumps’ case, they probably rode in a Land Rover and walked the last […]

All you can eat!

All you can eat!

Marty’s photo of the day #2703: “I’m tellin’ ya. A blue wave is coming through here in less than a week. Just be patient. In its wake, we’ll have all the rotten right-wing we can eat!” (Black vultures, photographed in Florida)

A Rodent’s Last View

A Rodent’s Last View

Marty’s photo of the day #2702: For Halloween, I thought I’d post the scariest photo in my collection. . . . Okay, you can’t see that one because, well, I’m in it. Okay, this one. . . . No, I’m in that one too. Humph. . . . Okay this is the scariest photo that […]

Along the Antarctica coast

Along the Antarctica coast

Marty’s photo of the day #2701: Iceberg along the coast of Antarctica.

White Ibis

White Ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #2700: This is a white ibis, photographed in the Everglades. This picture is also featured in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Front yard elk

Front yard elk

Marty’s photo of the day #2699: Deb and I own 25 wooded acres, surrounding our house. Although we see animals every single day, we also miss a lot of them. Lately we’ve been seeing tons of fresh elk poo, but no elk. That changed this morning, when Deb spotted a herd of six or more […]

Bizarre in Borneo

Bizarre in Borneo

Marty’s photo of the day #2698: Here’s one of the more bizarre creatures I found on the island of Borneo: a saddleback caterpillar.

Sneaking up on impalas

Sneaking up on impalas

Marty’s photo of the day #2697: Photographer sneaks up to impalas. Impalas say, “Even that fat, old, deaf lion can do better than that!” (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

Don’t confuse the baboon with the buffoon

Don’t confuse the baboon with the buffoon

Marty’s photo of the day #2696: Chacma baboons are the world’s largest baboons. They should not be confused with Trumpma buffoons, the world’s largest buffoons. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Marty’s photo of the day #2695: This is a waterbuck. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

The deadliest snake in the western hemisphere

The deadliest snake in the western hemisphere

Marty’s photo of the day #2694: Fer-de-lances are the deadliest snakes in the western hemisphere, but they aren’t the most venomous. Others, such as bushmasters, have venom that is more potent. Fer-de-lances kill more people, because they blend in so well with the leaf litter on the forest floor and readily bite if stepped on […]

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