Marty’s photo of the day #2557: Today we go to the wet tropics of Queensland for this cooperative, photogenic white-lipped tree frog.
Marty’s photo of the day #2556: Today we go artsy with a “Study in Gold and Brown.” This is an anaconda surfacing for a breath in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.
Marty’s photo of the day #2555: Sea lions and a bonus gull. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez)
Marty’s photo of the day #2554: Okay, this shot gets extra points for difficulty. I’m sitting on the floor of the Sea of Cortez; I have an octopus sitting atop my feet; I’m petting the octopus with one hand and holding the camera with the other. The water was shallow, and waves were splashing, so […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2552: This is an eagle ray, photographed in Costa Rica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2550: This is a ringed kingfisher. Photographed in Costa Rica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2549: When Deb and I canoed the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, we passed roughly 1,500 hippos in three days. This wasn’t the hippo that bit through our canoe.
Marty’s photo of the day #2548: How hard is it to spot an octopus? You are looking at one right now. Photographed in the Sea of Cortez. Hint: Look dead center, and you will see an octopus eye.
Marty’s photo of the day #2547: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. The desert was in bloom—a stunning sight! This is a yucca plant.
Marty’s photo of the day #2546: I’m posting late today because, oh joy, I’ve been on airplanes since early this morning, flying from Philadelphia to Missoula. Yesterday’s show at Rowan College at Gloucester County was my last for this school year. Next year will be my twelfth of speaking at colleges. When you’ve performed hundreds […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2545: I took today’s photo in one of my favorite places in the United States: the Everglades. This is a white ibis.
Marty’s photo of the day #2543: This photo is out of season, but when I came across it this morning it cracked me up. Lucy loves her snow!
Marty’s photo of the day #2542: Today, I take you to Zimbabwe for a couple of bucks. Waterbucks, that is.
Marty’s photo of the day #2541: I haven’t posted a scenic shot for a while. This one features a small but tall island on the right and Antarctica on the left.
Marty’s photo of the day #2540: Here’s a scarlet macaw that I photographed in Costa Rica. This picture also appears in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”
Marty’s photo of the day #2539: This excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains today’s picture: I was looking forward to a nap until Ashley, the camp manager, mentioned over lunch that she had recently seen both a Mozambique spitting cobra and a spotted bush snake on […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2538: Because I often see spruce grouse hunting for insects on our dirt road, I assumed insects were their primary diet. While the birds do eat insects in the summer, overall they mostly eat pine needles! Since I took this photo in the summer, I can still think of it […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2537: “That blond-haired guy with the camera is almost in the correct spot. Okay . . . just a few more feet . . . a little more . . .” (White-faced capuchin monkey, photographed in Costa Rica.)
Marty’s photo of the day #2536: Can you handle a little baby badger action this morning? (Photographed in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana)
Marty’s photo of the day #2535: Here’s what I wrote about laughing kookaburras in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Though not as stunning as the kingfishers or cockatoos, laughing kookaburras are handsome gray and white birds with a very famous call: Oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw-oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw. When motion picture soundtracks were in their […]