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Young howler/old howler

Young howler/old howler

Marty’s photo of the day #3493: I haven’t posted any photos from Costa Rica for a while, so here’s a young howler monkey. Speaking of howlers . . . . Just one more day of the biggest crybaby howler of them all, Donald Trump!

The top of Victoria Falls

The top of Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #3492: I took this photo in Zimbabwe. You are looking at a tiny channel of Victoria Falls—the widest curtain of water on Earth—just before the river makes its big drop.

Take note

Take note

Marty’s photo of the day #3491: I’ve always loved this photo of my wife, Deb. At the time I took it, we were at the Hotel Schwarzsee, high in the Swiss Alps, near the base of the Matterhorn. The only way to get to the tiny hotel was by gondola (cable car), and each night […]

French turtles

French turtles

Marty’s photo of the day #3491: Today we go to France for turtles. These are Mauremys leprosas, the rarest terrapins living in France. The only known population in the country is along the border with Spain.

So tiny!

So tiny!

Marty’s photo of the day #3491: A tiny green tree frog sits on a finger in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Gentoo penguin family

Gentoo penguin family

Marty’s photo of the day #3490: A gentoo penguin family on a foggy day, off the coast of Antarctica.

Playing with octopuses

Playing with octopuses

Marty’s photo of the day #3489: This is one of the two octopuses Deb and I played with while visiting the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The story of our octopus adventure will appear in my sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer. That book is ready to go, […]

Evil Owl vs. Silly Owl

Evil Owl vs. Silly Owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3488: Evil vs. Silly. Here are the last two photos I’m going to post of the great gray owl that hung out at Deb’s and my house on Saturday. I made these photos near the end of that visit. The owl had moved to the arbor at the back corner […]

Owl adventure Pt 2

Owl adventure Pt 2

Marty’s photo of the day #3487: My writing room is on the second floor of our house, and it features two walls that are mostly windows. The view of the Bitterroot Mountains and the forest below is wonderful, especially at sunrise. Two years ago a great horned owl landed on a branch right outside one […]

Owl adventure Pt 1

Owl adventure Pt 1

Marty’s photo of the day #3486: My writing room is on the second floor of our house, and it features two walls that are mostly windows. The view of the Bitterroot Mountains and the forest below is wonderful, especially at sunrise. Two years ago a great horned owl landed on a branch right outside one […]

The evening alligator

The evening alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3485: This was one of the last photos of the evening during my solo adventure in the Everglades. I love how the flash catches the alligator’s eye.

Florida kingsnake

Florida kingsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3484: Several years ago, I was on a college speaking tour in New York. One of my weekend filler engagements was at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira. After my show, I got to hold a whole bunch of animals, including this Florida kingsnake.

American crocodile

American crocodile

Marty’s photo of the day #3483: It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything from Belize, so here’s an American crocodile. I made this photograph at night, while on one of the Turnaffe islands. The flash gave the photo kind of an unrealistic, artsy feel.

Something blue for today

Something blue for today

Marty’s photo of the day #3482: My only criteria for choosing a photo today was to find something blue—something to freeze out Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the red villains. Photographed somewhere along the way to Antarctica.

Fur seals

Fur seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3481: There are Antarctic fur seals, on a foggy island off the coast of Antarctica. At one time, sealers had killed so many Antarctic fur seals that the species was on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, the seals were given international protection and they have made an impressive recovery.

Mother badger and cub

Mother badger and cub

Marty’s photo of the day #3481: A mother badger with one of her cubs. Photographed in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #3480: Great blue heron, photographed in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

Pregnant cactus

Pregnant cactus

Marty’s photo of the day #3479: I’m posting today’s photo as a public service for all of you out there who have always wanted to know what a pregnant cardon cactus looks like. You’re welcome! (Photographed in Mexico)

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Marty’s photo of the day #3478: Someday, late this year, we won’t have to socially distance either. (Sea lions, photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

Please tell me . . .

Please tell me . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3477: “Please tell me that 2020 is over and the Donald Trump will soon be gone.” (Agile wallaby, photographed in Australia)

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