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

Too much for even an action figure

Too much for even an action figure

Marty’s photo of the day #2433: Martyman loves his Minnesota Vikings, but there is only so much an action figure can take.

Writing a sequel without shouting “squirrel!”

Writing a sequel without shouting “squirrel!”

Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents took me four years to write and was published in 2007. Endangered Edens took me one year to write and was published in 2016. Time Is Irreverent also took me one year to write and will be published on March 1st. I’m now working on the sequel […]

The desert in boom

The desert in boom

Marty’s photo of the day #2432: Deserts aren’t always beautiful places to hike, but if your timing is good, and the plant life is either blooming or ready to bloom—oh, my! Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the […]

Where can I park?

Where can I park?

Marty’s photo of the day #2431: I get so frustrated when I show up to speak at colleges, because there is seldom a nearby place to park, and I have quite a bit of gear to bring inside. And here we go again . . . Hmm . . . Where can I possibly park?

Hollywood actor to narrate Time Is Irreverent

Hollywood actor to narrate Time Is Irreverent

I’m busy working behind the scenes, preparing for the March 1st release of Time Is Irreverent. There are so many exciting things happening that I can’t yet reveal. One of them is the audiobook version of the novel. My two previous books were nonfiction and photo-intensive. Books with lots of photos are poor candidates for […]

Isn’t she a beauty!

Isn’t she a beauty!

Marty’s photo of the day #2430: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. One of my finds there was this desert tortoise. Unfortunately desert tortoises are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. But […]

Juvenile badgers

Juvenile badgers

Marty’s photo of the day #2429: I photographed these two juvenile badgers a few years ago, in the same Montana valley I live in. I’m surprised I hadn’t posted this shot before, but then lately every photo I post has been a surprise. Just when I think I’m running out of quality shots, another one […]

Arctic Camp

Arctic Camp

Marty’s photo of the day #2428: Setting up camp in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I don’t remember what time I took this particular photo, but it could very well be after midnight, because the sun didn’t set while we were there.

The bird formerly known as . . .

The bird formerly known as . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2427: This is the bird formerly known as “The Blue Bird of Happiness.” Currently he is known as “The Blue Bird of Grumpiness.” He will return to his original name on the day “The Orange Shithole of Divisiveness” leaves office.

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Trump-based vs. Reality-based

Trump-based vs. Reality-based

Marty’s photo of the day #2425: Today I offer two descriptions of this photo. One for reality-based humans, and one for Donald Trump and his supporters:   Reality: I took this photo in Zimbabwe.   Trump: I took this photo in a shithole country.   Reality: After a friendly woman braided Deb’s hair for a […]

Donald Trump will never see something like this

Donald Trump will never see something like this

Marty’s photo of the day #2424: Remember when kids didn’t need violent video games, 4-wheelers, the latest electronic gadget, helicopter parents, or the constant drone of a television to keep them entertained? Remember when a water puddle and a ball were all that were necessary to put wide smiles on children’s faces? Donald Trump certainly […]

And in this corner . . .

And in this corner . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2423: Fur seals sparring on Aitcho Island, near Antarctica.

Summer for your winter

Summer for your winter

Marty’s photo of the day #2422: Here’s a little summer for your winter.

Toucan quick post

Toucan quick post

Marty’s photo of the day #2421: Just quick posts this week, because I’m working day and night to recheck (for the 200th time) the manuscript for Time Is Irreverent. The novel goes to the book designer on Monday, and will be on sale worldwide on March 1st. I took today’s toucan photo in Costa Rica.

Anchor chain

Anchor chain

Marty’s photo of the day #2420: We’re getting artsy again today. This is the anchor chain for the Professor Multanovskiy. The ship we took to Antarctica.

Elk stand-up comedian

Elk stand-up comedian

Marty’s photo of the day #2419: “So the guy says to me, ‘I’m a stable genius,’ but when I look him up in the Field Guide to Humans, it lists his species as ‘Trumpus insanous.’ Hell, he’s not even a stable genus!” —Elk stand-up comedian

Got any nuts?

Got any nuts?

Marty’s photo of the day #2418: “Got any nuts?”

Baby bison

Baby bison

Marty’s photo of the day #2417: Ahhhhh! Baby bison.

Pyrenees waterfall

Pyrenees waterfall

Marty’s photo of the day #2416: Here’s a little scenery for a Friday: a waterfall in the Pyrenees Mountains of France.

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