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Honoring endangered species, part 4

Honoring endangered species, part 4

Marty’s photo of the day #2405. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans would rather worship money than do something for the greater good, it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

Honoring endangered species, part 3

Honoring endangered species, part 3

Marty’s photo of the day #2404. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans would rather worship money than do something for the greater good, it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

Honoring endangered species, part 2

Honoring endangered species, part 2

Marty’s photo of the day #2403. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans despise anything that has to do with conservation—they prefer to worship money—it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

Honoring endangered species, part 1

Honoring endangered species, part 1

Marty’s photo of the day #2402. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans despise anything that has to do with conservation—they prefer to worship money—it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

Will they be migrating to oil wells?

Will they be migrating to oil wells?

Marty’s photo of the day #2401: I took this photo in the Yukon Territory. This is a small section of the Porcupine caribou migration. Traveling more than 700 miles between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska, it is the longest terrestrial migration on Earth. Of course now that the sinister Republican tax […]

Bad Martyman!

Bad Martyman!

Marty’s photo of the day #2400: Martyman tries to make everyone think he’s an angel, but I just caught him red-handed messing with the reindeer again. “Bad Martyman! Put the reindeer back, now!” Sorry. I have no control over him. . . . Really. It’s like having a little kid in the house.

Cormorants

Cormorants

Marty’s photo of the day #2399: Cormorants on the Sea of Cortez. Don’t you just love their bright blue eyes?

Rhinoceros beetle

Rhinoceros beetle

Marty’s photo of the day #2398: The rhinoceros beetle is considered by some to be the world’s strongest animal. Tests have shown it can carry an enormous load in proportion to its weight. How much the beetle can actually carry is subject to debate. Although the prevailing opinion is 850 times its weight, a study […]

The story of the naked walk

The story of the naked walk

Marty’s photo of the day #2397: This is a picture of our twelve-foot-tall Christmas tree and the story of the naked walk. Eight years ago, the furnace in our relatively new house suffered a series of breakdowns (likely due to repairman incompetence). Eventually we hired a different furnace company, which talked us into getting a […]

Is it a brown pelican or a Pterodactyl?

Is it a brown pelican or a Pterodactyl?

Marty’s photo of the day #2396: Oh, we’re going to get artsy again today. This is a brown pelican (or perhaps a Pterodactyl) diving into the Sea of Cortez at sunset.

Hippo yawn

Hippo yawn

Marty’s photo of the day #2395: On December 14, I posted a photo of me looking through a hole in my canoe, after a hippo bit through it. Today, I’m following up on that post with a shot of a hippo “yawn.” When the hippo bit the canoe, it snapped the gunwale, which means the […]

I resolve not to spit in the face . . .

I resolve not to spit in the face . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2394: The Republican-led Senate just passed their tax bill, which is a giveaway to the rich (Jesus’s favorite people) and opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling (because Jesus thinks wilderness looks better covered with oil spills). Consequently, here is my New Year’s Resolution: I resolve not […]

Cormorant take-off!

Cormorant take-off!

Marty’s photo of the day #2393: Cormorant take-off on the Sea of Cortez.

Surviving a hippo attack

Surviving a hippo attack

Marty’s photo of the day #2393: This is me, looking through the hole in Deb’s and my canoe, after a hippo bit through it. If you haven’t heard the hippo attack story before, here’s a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, which explains what happened:   Deb […]

The children of the Amazon

The children of the Amazon

Marty’s photo of the day #2392: This is me (about 20 pounds heavier than I am now) handing out sugar free gum to children along the Amazon River. I chose this photo before the results of the Senate election in Alabama were announced, and I had written a great taunt to Roy Moore about how […]

Eye of Yak

Eye of Yak

Marty’s photo of the day #2390: Oh, it’s time to get artsy again—eye of yak.

Anhinga dance

Anhinga dance

Marty’s photo of the day #2389: Here’s a photo I took in the Everglades. Anhingas are such interesting birds. If you’ve ever watched one rhythmically moving back and forth, you know what I mean.

Charging Fur Seal

Charging Fur Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2388: This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the shot: As Olle and the others meandered away, I lagged behind to take some photos. In the midst of setting up a shot, I inadvertently invaded the personal space of a fur […]

High Jinx n the African Bush

High Jinx n the African Bush

Marty’s photo of the day #2387: High jinx in the African bush! This short excerpt from Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents explains the shot: Our best find of the morning was a Land Rover parked beside a rutty road. One of the other guides had driven his clients into the bush, left the […]

Birds along the Great Salt Lake

Birds along the Great Salt Lake

Marty’s photo of the day #2387: So much of wildlife photography is being at the right place at the right time—and being ready for that moment. I took this photo during the morning, along the shore of the Great Salt Lake.

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