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.

Knocking Tucker Carlson down a notch

Knocking Tucker Carlson down a notch

Today is day #5 of my weeklong final push for “Time Is Irreverent” on Amazon before the February release of the sequel, “Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again!” At this moment my novel is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in both the Political Humor and Parodies categories. For the third time this year […]

Oh, no! Not another snake!

Oh, no! Not another snake!

Marty’s photo of the day #2772: Because I have some followers who are not fond of snakes, I generally avoid posting such photos close together. Since I posted a snake photo earlier this week, when I came across this photo I took of an Amazon tree boa in Peru, I almost passed it by to […]

Elephants!

Elephants!

Marty’s photo of the day #2771: Today we go to Zimbabwe, for a shot I took of a mother elephant and her adorable baby.

Close encounters of the duck kind

Close encounters of the duck kind

Marty’s photo of the day #2770: “Am I close enough for my portrait? I can move closer if you want.” (Mallard duck, photographed in Italy.)

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Marty’s photo of the day #2769: I’ll let an excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: What’s that! My eyes widened. An Everglades racer was slithering past my knee, heading for the alligator. “This isn’t going to end well,” […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—making Republicans so, so afraid.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—making Republicans so, so afraid.

By making Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez their latest supervillain, the Republicans are unwittingly doing her a favor. She’s already more well-known than many who have served in congress for 30 or more years. I watched the Ocasio-Cortez interview on 60 Minutes last night, and she was poised and intelligent. She’s also on the correct side […]

Duck vs Swan

Duck vs Swan

Marty’s photo of the day #2768: I bet you’ve always wondered just how much bigger a swan is than a mallard duck. Now you know! (Photographed in Italy)

It Trump really a fascist?

It Trump really a fascist?

Is Donald Trump actually a fascist? Although I often criticize the incompetent twit, I’ve tried to avoid exaggerating by blatantly calling him a fascist. Then I saw this: “The Democrats could solve the Shutdown problem in a very short period of time. All they have to do is approve REAL Border Security (including a Wall), […]

Fall in British Columbia

Fall in British Columbia

Marty’s photo of the day #2767: Today we go with a scenic shot—fall in British Columbia.

Everglades surprise

Everglades surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #2766: Here’s a photo I took in the Everglades. I was hiking alone, when I heard some shuffling to my right. I cautiously parted a line of bushes to peer over a swampy pond. I expected to find an alligator looking at me, but instead it was this juvenile little […]

Winter should behave like winter

Winter should behave like winter

Marty’s photo of the day #2765: Having grown up in Minnesota, I enjoy the cold and snow of winter. Now that I live in Montana, all I ask of winter is that it behave like winter and stay below 32 degrees. But, thanks in large part to more than 30 years of Republican obstruction and […]

Do I have a monkey on my back?

Do I have a monkey on my back?

Marty’s photo of the day #2764: Hmm. . . . I’ve been walking around this Amazon Rainforest village for a while, and something just doesn’t feel right. Do I have a monkey on my back? Actually, this pygmy marmoset was a Yagua girl’s pet. I gave her a t-shirt in exchange for a few minutes […]

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Marty’s photo of the day #2763: Today we return to wildlife photos but stay in Italy. One of my favorite days in the country was when Deb and I got away from the cities and the touristy things and spent an afternoon walking along Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. Since that was just seventeen days […]

Venice, part 2

Venice, part 2

Marty’s photos of the day #2762—today features Venice part two of two: I remember learning about Venice, when I was in high school, and being absolutely fascinated. Also, several years ago I stumbled upon a wonderful novel by Megan Chance, “Inamorata,” that took place in 19th century Venice. So when the Within Temptation concert enticed Deb […]

Venice, part 1

Venice, part 1

Marty’s photos of the day #2761: I remember learning about Venice, when I was in high school, and being absolutely fascinated. Also, several years ago I stumbled upon a wonderful novel by Megan Chance, “Inamorata,” that took place in 19th century Venice. So when the Within Temptation concert enticed Deb and me to travel to […]

Smoky jungle frog

Smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2760: I photographed this smoky jungle frog in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Years later, I photographed several more smoky jungle frogs in Costa Rica. Although I have a hunch that, just like the fer-de-lance snakes in the Peru and Costa Rica, the common name for this frog covers species […]

The slow mass murderer

The slow mass murderer

Hey Republicans! Did you see that your cult leader, Donald “The Slow Mass Murderer” Trump is trying to roll back yet another Obama-era environmental regulation? This time his administration is proposing to loosen the regulation on mercury, since it’s “too expensive to industry.” Yes, the man you voted for, because his stance against abortion allowed […]

Father and son gentoo penguins

Father and son gentoo penguins

Marty’s photo of the day #2759: Here are father and son gentoo penguins that I photographed on a foggy Antarctica day. How do I know it’s a father and son? Over the years I have posted many “mother and daughter” and “mother and son” animal photos I’ve shot around the world. So this time, to […]

At this moment, pretty much everything is better in Canada

At this moment, pretty much everything is better in Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #2758: We are in day two of what could be the biggest internet outage in U.S. history. So once again, I’m using my backup provider. What I’ve been able to glean from news stories is that the problem originates at CenturyLink. I don’t use CenturyLink for internet, but my primary […]

Molting elephant seals

Molting elephant seals

Marty’s photo of the day #2757: There is a large internet outage in Montana and Idaho this morning. My main provider is down, but my backup provider is working just fine. Unfortunately, my backup provider charges if I go over their limit, so I’m going to postpone the multi-photo idea I had for today. Instead, […]

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