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.

Elizabeth Warren’s breakup proposal is a mistake

Elizabeth Warren’s breakup proposal is a mistake

I’m not a one-issue voter, but I’m disappointed that Elizabeth Warren called for the breakup of Amazon, Google, and Facebook. It feels kind of desperate to me. These are not like the Bell telephone companies that once had literal monopolies. Instead, they are on-line corporations that had competition from the beginning and just grew wildly […]

The Antarctica coast

The Antarctica coast

Marty’s photo of the day #2827: Icebergs on a cloudy Antarctica evening.

The scenery of Bryce Canon

The scenery of Bryce Canon

Marty’s photo of the day #2826: Today we go scenic, with a shot from Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Lynx in the snow

Lynx in the snow

Marty’s photo of the day #2825: This is a Canada lynx, in the snow, in my backyard. While I’m sure Canada lynx have passed through the woods behind my house from time to time, the one in this photo is Cub, a semi-wild lynx. Cub occasionally visits schools for educational purposes, and he was nice […]

Grizzly vs. Bison

Grizzly vs. Bison

Marty’s photo of the day #2824: Who knew that grizzly bears were terrified of bison? Deb and I watched this mother and her cubs climb down a mountainside and cross a wide field. Suddenly the mother stopped, stood tall, sniffed, and quickly led her cubs in another direction. Moments later, a huge bison came into […]

Climbing to the sky

Climbing to the sky

Marty’s photo of the day #2823: A mother and baby howler monkey climb to the sky in Costa Rica.

Martyman investgates inside Trump’s head.

Martyman investgates inside  Trump’s head.

As a service to the American people, Martyman has volunteered to get inside Donald Trump’s head to have a look around. Let’s listen to his report: “Hmm. . . . It’s quite empty in here. No ethics, no empathy, no intelligence. And it smells like Russian prostitute pee. Wait, the dim light coming in through […]

Ground squirrel games

Ground squirrel games

Marty’s photo of the day #2822: Here’s another picture to help you through the winter—ground squirrels having a little fun on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

A summer photo for winter

A summer photo for winter

Marty’s photo of the day #2821: After all the wintery pictures I posted last week, it’s time for something that says warmer weather. Here’s a young female hooded merganser that I photographed early on a summer morning, in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

The Montana did-out party

The Montana did-out party

I love living at the foot of the mountains in Montana . . . most of the time. Our house is in a wooded area, on a private dirt road, and the last third of a mile is up a steep hill. At the top is Deb’s and my house and three other houses. Consequently, […]

My morning rescue dog

My morning rescue dog

Marty’s photo of the day #2820: This morning I spotted a skinny dog on a country road, a few miles from my house. When I stopped the car, she came running up to me, shivering. Her tags identified her as “Roxanne” from Missoula, 45 miles away. I called the number on the tag and reached […]

Gash Peak glows

Gash Peak glows

Marty’s photo of the day #2819: I’m usually in my second floor red writing room by 5:00 each morning. I start my days working by candlelight, because the candles give the room such a special feel. Sometimes the sunrise hits the snow on Gash Peak just perfectly, and the mountain glows. This was the view […]

Antarctica or Montana?

Antarctica or Montana?

Marty’s photo of the day #2818: I took this photo a few minutes ago, peering out the back window wall of our house. As you can see looking down the hill, penguins have moved in. Looking down further you can see . . . how did a ship get in my backyard? Okay, I grabbed […]

How the GOP protects the Trump crime family

How the GOP protects the Trump crime family

After watching Michael Cohen’s testimony I now realize why Trump has surrounded himself with so many criminals. Or is that “the best people”? According to Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, no testimony against Trump is believable if it comes from a person, like Cohen, who has committed a crime. So from the Republican point of view, […]

Trump is up to his neck in what?

Trump is up to his neck in what?

When Deb and I moved to Montana in 1996, we experienced record snowfall our first winter. We live at the foot of a mountain and have a long gravel driveway. Figuring “all Montana winters must be like this,” I went out and bought a snowblower. Fast forward to this winter, and in 23 years, I […]

Gadwall ducks

Gadwall ducks

Marty’s photo of the day #2817: Gadwall ducks, photographed in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.

How old?

How old?

Marty’s photo of the day #2816: This is a Marty’s photo of the day #2816: This is a baobab tree that I photographed in Zimbabwe. It’s likely between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.tree that I photographed in Zimbabwe. It’s likely between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.

Home in the snow

Home in the snow

Marty’s photo of the day #2815: This is the backside of Deb’s and my house, on a snowy winter day. Deb designed the house, and we had it built in 1996. There were no building codes in Montana, so we hired a builder who, like us, had relocated from Minnesota. Consequently, we may have the […]

Snow deer

Snow deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2814: If you’re going to eat the good stuff, you can’t be bothered by a little snow. (Photographed in Montana)

A little frog in a great big wilderness

A little frog in a great big wilderness

Marty’s photo of the day #2813: A teeny tiny unidentified tree frog in a great big rainforest. (Photographed in Peru)

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