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Monday Morning Toad

Monday Morning Toad

Marty’s photo of the day #3581: Your Monday Morning Toad.

To the top of Canada!

To the top of Canada!

Marty’s photo of the day #3580: Deb and I have renewed our passports in anticipation of reprising our epic trip to the top of Canada this fall. Our original trip, documented in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, featured me standing in the midst of a pack of howling wolves […]

Brown pelican

Brown pelican

Marty’s photo of the day #3579: Brown pelican, on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

Land leeches and crabs

Land leeches and crabs

Marty’s photo of the day #3578: Growing up in northern Minnesota, I learned that leeches and crabs lived in lakes and rivers. In Borneo’s rainforests, that’s not always the case. Leeches would get into my socks as I backpacked, and if I looked carefully, I’d occasionally find crabs staring at me from large leaves.

Brooks Range glacier

Brooks Range glacier

Marty’s photo of the day #3577: This is an aerial shot of a glacier in the Brooks Range of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Blue morpho butterfly

Blue morpho butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3576: Blue morpho butterflies are pretty with their wings closed. But when they open them—wow! Photographed in Costa Rica.

Ravens

Ravens

Marty’s photo of the day #3575: Ravens at sunrise in Mexico.

The “small” African rock python

The “small” African rock python

Marty’s photo of the day #3574: This is me with the smaller of the two African rock pythons I caught in Zimbabwe. Note: The pythons were quickly released, and the reason I’m wearing a batting glove has nothing to do with the snake. I spilled sticky, boiling sauce on my hand just before leaving for […]

Hang on

Hang on

Marty’s photo of the day #3573: A tiny anole lizard hangs onto a leaf in Costa Rica.

The golden chrysalis

The golden chrysalis

Marty’s photo of the day #3572: This golden chrysalis will become a clearwing butterfly, named Sally. Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

La Garganta Divina

La Garganta Divina

Marty’s photo of the day #3571: While working on my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, Deb and I spend a delightful day hiking La Garganta Divina in northeastern Spain. Much of the hike was an old, narrow mule track that hugged the side of the gorge—often high above the river.

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

Marty’s photo of the day #3570: Hermit crab, photographed in Puerto Rico.

Leaf-mimic lizard

Leaf-mimic lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3569: This is a leaf-mimic lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Penguins and fog

Penguins and fog

Marty’s photo of the day #3568: Gentoo penguins on a foggy day, on a tiny island, off the coast of Antarctica.

Deb and Bonnie

Deb and Bonnie

Marty’s photo of the day #3567: My wife, Deb, and Bonnie—a baby silver wallaroo. (Photographed in the Queensland, Australia outback)

Cathedral Viejo

Cathedral Viejo

Marty’s photo of the day #3566: I took this photo, looking up at the Cathedral Viejo, a massive thirteenth-century Catholic church in Plasencia, Spain. There are actually two parts to this church, with the new section being built during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. I didn’t realize that there were old and new sections […]

Venice artwork

Venice artwork

Marty’s photo of the day #3565: Stunning artwork along the Grand Canal, in Venice, Italy.

How’s the war?

How’s the war?

Marty’s photo of the day #3564: This excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, tells the story: Our adventure began on Friday, April 11, 2003, when we landed at Kuching Airport. Our guide, Bayang, picked us up with the Borneo Adventure van. He was a muscular, round-faced man in […]

Photographed with my first digital camera

Photographed with my first digital camera

Marty’s photo of the day #3563: This is a white-lipped tree frog, photographed in Queensland, Australia. Photographic note: I took this photo with my first digital camera—a Sony Mavica that recorded directly onto a mini cd. Digital cameras have come a long way since then, but I have yet to find a camera that does […]

Lake Garda swan

Lake Garda swan

Marty’s photo of the day #3562: I photographed this swan on Lake Garda in northern Italy. “Lago di Garda” is often is often associated with the arts, as it has a history of attracting artists, poets, and directors.

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