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

Climbing the Amazon charts

Climbing the Amazon charts

On Tuesday, I began a week-long promotion with the goal of moving “Time Is Irreverent” to #1 on Amazon in at least one US category. Yesterday turned out to be my best sales day ever, and my novel is currently at #2 in LGBT Science Fiction, #5 in Humorous Science Fiction, and #6 in Dark […]

Baseball and boas

Baseball and boas

Marty’s photo of the day #2517: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I’m digging into my Puerto Rico photos. The island really needs these games as a pick-me-up, after the Trump administration botched the hurricane recovery efforts (they have enough paper towels now, however). Both […]

Baseball in Puerto Rico . . . and iguanas too!

Baseball in Puerto Rico . . . and iguanas too!

Marty’s photo of the day #2516: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I thought I’d dig into my Puerto Rico photos. The island really needs these games as a pick-me-up, after the Trump administration botched the hurricane recovery efforts (they have enough paper towels now, […]

The first major review of Time Is Irreverent

The first major review of Time Is Irreverent

The normal process for books is to submit them to major reviewers months before publication, so that their comments can appear on the release date. Because Time Is Irreverent satirically skewers today’s Republicans and predicts their future course, I couldn’t follow the normal process and risk that it become dated before its release. Not that […]

Baby bison!

Baby bison!

Marty’s photo of the day #2515: Aaaaaah! Baby bison!

The landing

The landing

Marty’s photo of the day #2514: Birds in flight shots always fascinate me. Obviously, this gull’s mate was not nearly as impressed with the landing as I was. (Photographed in Mexico.)

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2513: I’ll never forget having the privilege of swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. They were such curious creatures—and they loved to demonstrate the proper way to swim. I’m sure they were wondering: Why can’t I move with such dexterity and grace?

Victoria Falls rainbow

Victoria Falls rainbow

Marty’s photo of the day #2512: When I photograph famous sights, I always try to come up with an angle most photographers miss. Here’s an unconventional view of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Follow the eye

Follow the eye

Marty’s photo of the day #2512: I love the feeling this photo projects. Mr. Moose can’t pass up stripping the branch of its tasty new growth, yet he can’t take his eye off of me either. And you can tell by the aim of his eye just how much he towers over me. (Photographed in […]

Leaf-mimic butterfly

Leaf-mimic butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2511: I photographed this leaf-mimic butterfly in northern Queensland, Australia. Its wings are not damaged. They evolved that way to look like a dead leaf.

If Trump, Pruitt, and Zinke were actual humans . . .

If Trump, Pruitt, and Zinke were actual humans . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2510: I photographed this caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I feel sorry for people like Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, and Ryan “I’m a Navy Seal” Zinke, who have no appreciation for nature. While an actual human being might look at this photo and appreciate the majestic caribou or […]

Barred owl

Barred owl

Marty’s photo of the day #2509: A few years ago I spoke at Tanglewood Nature Center in New York. After my show, I got to hold this beautiful barred owl.

Tide pool falls

Tide pool falls

Marty’s photo of the day #2508: Depending on the device you are using, today’s photo may actually be larger than actual size. This tiny waterfall is roughly four inches wide. (Photographed on the Oregon coast)

Artsy photo day

Artsy photo day

Marty’s photo of the day #2507: It’s artsy photo day. Or as the orange shell might declare, “I gotta be me!” (Photographed along the Oregon coast)

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2506: Early each morning I go on a bike ride. Since it’s still dark, I’m always scanning for mountain lions, bears, and sasquatches in my path. Two days ago, I was heading down the narrow dirt road from my house and my bike light caught what appeared to be a […]

Scary times ahead?

Scary times ahead?

Marty’s photo of the day #2505: It’s unsettling to know that some of the things I wrote about in Time Is Irreverent, depicting America in 2056 as a theocracy, are starting to come true. Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard along the Mexican border. In my book, the guards are […]

Trumpeter swans

Trumpeter swans

Marty’s photo of the day #2504: Trumpeter swans doing their dance.

My favorite frog

My favorite frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2503: Here’s my favorite frog—a monkey frog. She was so docile, and just crawled around on my arm while I took photos. (Photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru)

Crossing the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage

Marty’s photo of the day #2502: To get to or from Antarctica, you must cross the Drake Passage, which is famous for having the roughest seas in the world. Why? If you put your finger on the globe, just a little below the southern tip of South America, you will touch the Drake Passage. Now […]

First ever photo of a tundra taipan!

First ever photo of a tundra taipan!

Marty’s photo of the day #2501: You are looking at the rarest snake in the world—the elusive tundra taipan! Scientists didn’t believe that snakes could survive north of the Arctic Circle until I documented it with this photograph, taken less than a mile from the Arctic Ocean. It is believed that the tundra taipan’s venom […]

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