Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet," "Endangered Edens," and the "Time Is Irreverent" series.

Riverside wren

Riverside wren

Marty’s photo of the day #3060: This is a riverside wren, photographed in Costa Rica.

Trump and the unholy wall he is building around himself

Trump and the unholy wall he is building around himself

When I think about the Christian church I grew up in and compare it to American Christians of today (at least the conservative ones), it is like night and day. The change can be traced back to the 1980s and Jerry Falwell’s “Moral Majority.” From there, the unholy alliance between Republicans and conservative Christians took […]

Zebras as art

Zebras as art

Marty’s photo of the day #3059: Yesterday’s photo of the day was about photos people had stolen from me. Today’s post is about the opposite. Back in 2016, Arturo Chávez, a well-known, award-winning painter from Taos, New Mexico, asked permission to use one of my zebra photos for a painting. I was honored to say […]

Stolen and Burned

Stolen and Burned

Marty’s photo of the day #3058: Every once in a while people steal my photos. I’m not talking about a Facebook or Twitter share (which is perfectly fine). I’m talking about actual stealing. For instance, a guide company in Puerto Rico stole one of my photos for use on their website, and in the instance […]

Where did the flying fox go?

Where did the flying fox go?

Marty’s photo of the day #3057: “Hmmm. . . . There was a flying fox around here somewhere. Any idea where she went? ” (Photographed at The Bat House, a flying fox research facility in northern Queensland, Australia)

Deer games

Deer games

Marty’s photo of the day #3056: I took this photo in my front yard a few seasons ago. I wonder if these fawns are now the adults that have figured out that our old dog, Lucy, is now incapable of keeping them out of our gardens. Some days I go outside, and am shocked at […]

My writing room

My writing room

Marty’s photo of the day #3055: I recently read a blog about how important it is for writers to have a special writing room. I think I have that covered. During the day, I have a stunning view of the snow-covered mountains, and at night I work by candlelight. Regarding my writing: Time Is Irreverent […]

The Republican Jesus has a new song!

The Republican Jesus has a new song!

It’s been awhile since the Republican Jesus has made an appearance on my posts, but he’s a busy guy, visiting various gun-loving Christian groups across America. His favorites include a Montana group that meets in a church and will provide you with a loaner gun if you show up without one, and “Calling for Christ,” […]

Pileated woodpecker

Pileated woodpecker

Marty’s photo of the day #3054: This is a pileated woodpecker, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

American Avocets

American Avocets

Marty’s photo of the day #3053: American avocets along the shore of Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake.

Do we have a Russian asset in the White House?

Do we have a Russian asset in the White House?

With the Trump Administration now forcing the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate themselves in a criminal probe aimed at clearing Russia from their interference with the 2016 election and instead switching the blame to the Democrats, there should be little doubt in any sane person’s mind that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. At […]

The sea lions can’t wait!

The sea lions can’t wait!

Marty’s photo of the day #3052: These sea lions are waiting on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez with great anticipation. As soon as Deb and I dropped into the water with our snorkel gear, they were in with us. It was one of the few times I’ve observed wildlife where the observee […]

GOP chairman confuses Republican vales with Montana values

GOP chairman confuses Republican vales with Montana values

Don “K” Kaltschmidt, the chairman of the Montana Republican Party, has a blistering guest column in Montana newspapers this week. In that column, he accuses Gov. Steve Bullock and other Democratic state leaders of not reflecting the state’s “values” by supporting the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. While it’s laughable that any Republican would speak […]

Crab art

Crab art

Marty’s photo of the day #3051: Crab art, photographed along the Sea of Cortez.

Mitt Romney knows something

Mitt Romney knows something

Have you noticed how Mitt Romney has been stepping up his criticism of Donald “The Bedbug” Trump? While pundits speculate a variety of motives from being a patriot to just not liking Trump, I have a different theory: Romney knows something. In fact, he’s reasonably sure that neither the Bedbug nor Mike “The Soulless One” […]

The laughing kookaburra

The laughing kookaburra

Marty’s photo of the day #3050: This is a laughing kookaburra, photographed in Australia. Here’s what I wrote about the birds 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: […]

Hiding from the missionaries

Hiding from the missionaries

Marty’s photo of the day #3049: You’re probably wondering: what the hell is this picture about? When my wife and I were in Belize, we went horseback riding with one of the locals, and he took us to a cave, where we could see vampire bats up-close. This was one of the other sights inside […]

The venomous lace monitor

The venomous lace monitor

Marty’s photo of the day #3048: This is a five-foot-long lace monitor, photographed in Australia. I spent fifteen minutes crawling on the forest floor with this magnificent creature. Shortly afterward, scientists discovered that this species is venomous (though not deadly to humans).

The real reason President KKKlueless canceled the G-7 summit at Doral

The real reason President KKKlueless canceled the G-7 summit at Doral

So President KKKlueless backed down on having next year’s G-7 summit at his Doral Golf Resort. Trump would like people to think he canceled the event because the “Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!” and Democrats will think Trump backed down because he was afraid of adding yet another impeachable offense to his […]

Postman Butterfly

Postman Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3047: This is a postman butterfly, photographed in Costa Rica.

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