Marty’s photo of the day #2783: I pushed the shutter button just in time to get this female mallard duck in mid-shake. What I didn’t know, until I looked at the photo later on my computer monitor, is that the water drops lined up perfectly under her eyes, so they look like tears. (Photographed in […]
Marty’s photos of the day #2762: This is an American oystercatcher. One of the many stunning bird species I photographed along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.
Marty’s photo of the day #2782: I was the first person to spot Antarctica—at least on the little ship I was on. At three in the morning, everyone was sleeping but me. I got out of bed and padded onto the bow. The month was February, so this was Antarctica’s summer, and the sky never […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2781: Here’s a tiny unidentified tree frog that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. How considerate of him to stay still for his portrait.
Marty’s photo of the day #2780: I’ll let a short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot from the a few miles south of the Arctic Ocean: We watched with binoculars, as the fox zigzagged across the tundra, apparently […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2779: “Am I close enough for my portrait? I can move closer if you want.” (Swan, photographed in Italy.)
Marty’s photo of the day #2778: This is part of a wall that at one time went around the top of the L’Arena di Verona, the fourth largest coliseum in Italy. The coliseum was built in the first century, and it’s actually older than the more famous coliseum in Rome. A sign just inside the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2777: This is a blue and yellow macaw. I don’t remember his name, but he belonged to someone in the Yagua tribe. So, yes, I photographed him deep in the Amazon Rainforest, but he wasn’t exactly wild.
Marty’s photo of the day #2777: Anyone for a little cliff-climbing along the coast of Antarctica? But if you fall in, you won’t last long!
Marty’s photo of the day #2776: Why it’s not a good idea to walk directly underneath a white-faced capuchin monkey. The locals call those big round seeds “donkey balls.” (Photographed in Costa Rica)
Marty’s photo of the day #2775: Here’s a fur seal that I photographed on a foggy day, on an island near Antarctica. It didn’t seem like it at the time, but when I go back through my Antarctica photos now, I realize that it was a very foggy trip. Which was fine—it added to the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2774: Here’s a trio of alert pronghorns. Once they start running, no one can catch them, as they’re the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere, and second fastest overall, behind the cheetah. Their top speed is roughly 55 MPH. (Photographed in Wyoming)
Marty’s photo of the day #2773: I photographed this orangutan on the island of Borneo. Every year, species survival grows more difficult for orangutans. The primary reason for this is habitat destruction to create oil palm plantations. While it’s easy to blame the local people for this, we in the United States and other developed […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2772: Because I have some followers who are not fond of snakes, I generally avoid posting such photos close together. Since I posted a snake photo earlier this week, when I came across this photo I took of an Amazon tree boa in Peru, I almost passed it by to […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2771: Today we go to Zimbabwe, for a shot I took of a mother elephant and her adorable baby.
Marty’s photo of the day #2770: “Am I close enough for my portrait? I can move closer if you want.” (Mallard duck, photographed in Italy.)
Marty’s photo of the day #2769: I’ll let an excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: What’s that! My eyes widened. An Everglades racer was slithering past my knee, heading for the alligator. “This isn’t going to end well,” […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2768: I bet you’ve always wondered just how much bigger a swan is than a mallard duck. Now you know! (Photographed in Italy)
Marty’s photo of the day #2767: Today we go with a scenic shot—fall in British Columbia.
Marty’s photo of the day #2766: Here’s a photo I took in the Everglades. I was hiking alone, when I heard some shuffling to my right. I cautiously parted a line of bushes to peer over a swampy pond. I expected to find an alligator looking at me, but instead it was this juvenile little […]