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.

Women: You have the power to kick men’s asses in politics. Please do so!

Women: You have the power to kick men’s asses in politics. Please do so!

There are many groups you can blame for the tragedy of the 2016 election. You can blame white men, Bernie-or-Busters, evangelical Christians, etc. Actually, the election was so close that if a majority of even one group of people saw the light, Trump would be back in New York making passes at Ivanka and bankrupting […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 7

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 7

Marty’s photo of the day #2997: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, there is no doubt greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial are major contributors to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals in […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 6

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 6

Marty’s photo of the day #2996: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, there is no doubt greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial are major contributors to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals in […]

Slow murders

Slow murders

Even though Joe Biden isn’t my first choice for the Democratic nominee, I have a real problem with candidates going after him for things he said 30 to 40 years ago. Times were different back then, and people can—and should!—change. Let’s be honest: if you are over the age of 50 (no matter what your […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 5

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 5

Marty’s photo of the day #2995: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, there is no doubt greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial are major contributors to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals in […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 4

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 4

Marty’s photo of the day #2994: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals […]

The GOP can’t cry if the Chinese out-hack the Russians

The GOP can’t cry if the Chinese out-hack the Russians

As Republicans resist securing voting machines and requiring paper ballot backups, I can’t help thinking: Wouldn’t it be ironic if instead of the Russians hacking for the Republicans the Chinese foil the Russians and win the hacking war on behalf of the Democrats? Should that happen, we must not let the Republicans get away with […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 3

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 3

Marty’s photo of the day #2993: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 2

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 2

Marty’s photo of the day #2992: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much greedy right-wing politicians and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos I’ve taken of animals […]

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 1

Appreciating the Amazon Rainforest, Pt 1

Marty’s photo of the day #2991: The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and while the Amazon has experienced major fires before, I can’t help wondering how much right-wing politics that value greed and nearly 40 years of climate change denial have contributed to the devastation. With that in mind, all this week I’m going to feature […]

Peacock feathers galore!

Peacock feathers galore!

Marty’s photos of the day #2990: A few weeks back I featured a photo of our resident wild peacock. Yesterday Deb and I were hiking on our land and we checked out Mr. Peacock’s favorite shed tree. Jackpot! We’ve been collecting the peacock’s feathers for years—they make stunning bouquets—but the key is to find them […]

About that Greenland purchase . . .

About that Greenland purchase . . .

The untold story behind Donald Trump and his temper tantrum about not being able to buy Greenland is the insatiable greed behind it. Republicans have found a way to twist global warming into a good thing. They love it that the melting ice at the poles will open up more land for oil and mineral […]

Bats and Boas

Bats and Boas

Marty’s photo of the day #2989: This is not a particularly high quality photo, because as I’m taking it, I’m standing in the dark, in slippery bat guano, in a rainstorm, at the edge of a deep pit. But what I’m watching is one of nature’s great spectacles. Puerto Rican boas are hanging from the […]

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Marty’s photo of the day #2988: Two of these birds visited Deb’s and my house yesterday. We knew they were grosbeaks, but what kind? When Deb couldn’t find the bird in our Audubon field guide, I searched the internet and found a close match at fieldguide.mt.gov. It’s an evening grosbeak in juvenile plumage.

Paying attention to the Arctic

Paying attention to the Arctic

Marty’s photo of the day #2987: My recent photos of the day have taken us to Africa, North America, Central America, the southern tip of South America, Antarctica, Australia, and Asia. My apologies to the Arctic for ignoring it. Let’s go there now. In this photo, I’m standing on a tiny island in the Arctic […]

Kuching, Kuching

Kuching, Kuching

Marty’s photo of the day #2986: When Deb and I traveled to the island of Borneo, we spent a night in the city of Kuching before heading out on our rainforest backpacking trip. This is the city at night, photographed from the balcony of our hotel room.

South America’s tip

South America’s tip

Marty’s photo of the day #2985: What does the tip of South America look like, when you approach it via boat, from Antarctica? Now you know!

The night orchid

The night orchid

Marty’s photo of the day #2984: I photographed this orchid in Costa Rica and spent a bit of time afterwards trying to identify it. The few similar flowers I found on the internet were simply called “purple and yellow orchids.” In other words, those who posted images before me had no idea what its name […]

Watching platypuses

Watching platypuses

Marty’s photo of the day #2983: This morning I realized that I hadn’t posted a photo from Australia for a while, and as I was flipping through my shots, I spotted this somewhat artsy one of Deb sitting along the river. But why was she there? It took me a moment before I remembered: she […]

Bring on the storm!

Bring on the storm!

Marty’s photo of the day #2982: The coast of Antarctica on a stormy day.

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