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From the co-pilot’s seat

From the co-pilot’s seat

Marty’s photo of the day #4238: I shot this photo from the co-pilot’s seat of a tiny airplane (called a Helio), heading north over the Brooks Range, on the way to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This short excerpt, from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, […]

Rainy season monkey frog

Rainy season monkey frog

Marty’s photo of the day #4236: This is me, in the Amazon Rainforest, with a monkey frog. And yes, if you are looking at this on a large screen, those are insect bites all over my arm. My wife and I have visited the Amazon Rainforest twice: first in the dry season, then in the […]

Selfishness on the prairie

Selfishness on the prairie

Marty’s photo of the day #4235: This shot is from last September, during Deb’s, Nellie’s, and my second weeklong stay in the American Prairie of central Montana. Before I moved to Montana, in 1996, I had no opinion of ranchers, but since then ranchers have convinced me that they are among the most selfish people […]

Not a bunch of nothing

Not a bunch of nothing

Marty’s photo of the day #4233: When I perform my college show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, I talk about how important it is to keep the arctic natural. Then, while showing a wide photo of the tundra, I mention that the oil companies and the politicians that work for them frequently call the […]

All ready for her nap

All ready for her nap

Marty’s photo of the day #4231: All ready for her nap! This is me holding Bonnie, a silver wallaroo. Bonnie’s mother was hit by a car. The mother died, but Bonnie survived in the pouch. When not in someone’s arms, Bonnie hopped around and hung out in an artificial pouch. Later, once she was old […]

The other hippo story

The other hippo story

Marty’s photo of the day #4230: Via both my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, and my college show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, the hippo attack Deb and I survived on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe (the hippo bit through the center of our canoe and lifted us six […]

The curious penguin

The curious penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #4229: Here is a photo to put a smile on your face. When Deb and I traveled to Antarctica, a documentary film crew came along. We all had to abide by strict rules that prevented us from approaching any animal closer than fifteen feet. Those rules also applied to the […]

Pygmy marmoset

Pygmy marmoset

Marty’s photo of the day #4226: Just hanging out in a Yagua village (Amazon Rainforest of Peru), holding a baby pygmy marmoset. The marmoset belonged to a young girl, and I paid her a T-shirt for the privilege of holding her pet for a few minutes.

Antarctic beauty

Antarctic beauty

Marty’s photo of the day #4224: To fully appreciate this photo, it helps to know the background. I’m standing on the bow of a tiny Russian ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, and we are sailing in the caldera of an active volcano, which is inside Deception Island. I shot this photo, as the ship was heading […]

Red fox

Red fox

Marty’s photo of the day #4223: I photographed this red fox in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A slightly different version of this photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Fer-de-lance

Fer-de-lance

Marty’s photo of the day #4221: For today’s photo Deb and I go hiking on a rainy night in Costa Rica and find what we are searching for! (Well, at least me.) You’re looking at a fer-de-lance, the deadliest snake in the Western Hemisphere. The fer-de-lance doesn’t have the most potent venom in the Western […]

Beauty in British Columbia

Beauty in British Columbia

Marty’s photo of the day #4220: Here’s one of the many gorgeous lakes Deb and I passed on our epic trip from Montana to the top of Canada and back. This lake is in British Columbia. For our Canada adventure, we drove 5,572 miles. For comparison, the driving distance from Los Angeles to New York […]