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Animals A to Z. The Letter S

Animals A to Z. The Letter S

Marty’s photo of the day #2630: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. S is for Seal. Female Antarctic fur seals weigh up to 150 pounds and males up to 460 pounds. Antarctic fur seals were hunted to near extinction, […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter R

Animals A to Z. The Letter R

Marty’s photo of the day #2629: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. R is for Rhinoceros Beetle. At only three inches long, the rhinoceros beetle is considered by some to be the world’s strongest animal. Tests have shown it […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter Q

Animals A to Z. The Letter Q

Marty’s photo of the day #2628: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. Q is for Quail. This California quail lives near my house. Of all the birds that live near me, these are the most exotic-looking. I’d expect to […]

Pat Robertson had a dream. So did I.

Pat Robertson had a dream. So did I.

“God came to me in a dream last night and showed me the future. He took me to heaven, and I saw Donald Trump seated at the right hand of our Lord.”—Pat Robertson “What a coincidence! Satan came to me in a dream last night and showed me the future. He took me to hottest […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter P

Animals A to Z. The Letter P

Marty’s photo of the day #2627: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. P is for Painted Dogs. I photographed this pack of painted dogs in Zimbabwe. Big eared, long legged, and gangly, each dog has a unique coat pattern. […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter O

Animals A to Z. The Letter O

Marty’s photo of the day #2626: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. O is for Orangutan. Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals. In the Malay language, orangutan means “man of the forest.” Considering that they share 96.4 percent […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter N

Animals A to Z. The Letter N

Marty’s photo of the day #2625: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. N is for Nile Crocodile. I photographed this Nile crocodile in Zimbabwe. When canoeing with Nile crocodiles, one must concentrate on staying away from bad habits—such as […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter M

Animals A to Z. The Letter M

Marty’s photo of the day #2624: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. M is for Mudskipper. Mudskippers are a fish that spends more time out of water than in it. They breathe on land by absorbing oxygen through their […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter L

Animals A to Z. The Letter L

Marty’s photo of the day #2623: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. L is for Lynx. I photographed this Canada lynx, named Cub, in my backyard. While Cub was never a wild animal (a friend of mine uses him […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter K

Animals A to Z. The Letter K

Marty’s photo of the day #2622: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. K is for Kingfisher. I photographed this ringed kingfisher in Costa Rica. Ringed kingfishers are the largest kingfishers in the Western Hemisphere (18 inches from beak to […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter J

Animals A to Z. The Letter J

Marty’s photo of the day #2621: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. J is for Jesus Christ Lizard. I photographed this Jesus Christ lizard in Costa Rica. The lizards get their name for their ability to walk on water. […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter I

Animals A to Z. The Letter I

Marty’s photo of the day #2620: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. I is for Ibex. I photographed these two young ibex in Spain. Once a plentiful species, the IUCN classifies Spanish ibex as “near threatened.” As with so […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter H

Animals A to Z. The Letter H

Marty’s photo of the day #2619: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. H is for Hippopotamus. As most people know, hippos are big. But rather than give you size and weight specifics, imagine this: When Deb and I were […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter G

Animals A to Z. The Letter G

Marty’s photo of the day #2618: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. G is for Great Blue Heron. I have great blue herons shots from many locations. But since I took most of the photos I’m posting this month […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter F

Animals A to Z. The Letter F

Marty’s photo of the day #2617: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. F is for Fox. I photographed this red fox in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Deb and I were canoeing toward the Arctic Ocean when we spotted […]

Nobody expects the Religious Liberty Task Force!

Nobody expects the Religious Liberty Task Force!

Last night, Martyman was just relaxing with a drink, reading his favorite book, when Jeff Sessions and the Republican Jesus burst through the door and put an end to the sinful debauchery. Nobody expects the Religious Liberty Task Force!

Animals A to Z. The Letter E

Animals A to Z. The Letter E

Marty’s photo of the day #2616: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. E is for Elephant. Did you know that elephants can’t climb? I was in Zimbabwe, standing atop a high riverbank, when a herd of elephants passed below […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter D

Animals A to Z. The Letter D

Marty’s photo of the day #2615: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. D is for Dragonfly. Borneo has one of the most exotic, under-explored rainforests in the world. There are so many creatures there that have evolved differently than […]

Did someone expect the Religious Liberty Task Force?

Did someone expect the Religious Liberty Task Force?

“Dad! Dad! The Republican Jesus is here, representing the Religious Liberty Task Force. He claims that the Happy Hunting Grounds don’t exist, and that if I don’t believe exactly as he does I will be thrown into a kennel and burn in hell. Can I eat him?”

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Marty’s photo of the day #2614: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. C is for Cape Buffalo. What is the most dangerous animal in the African bush? Some people say lions, but nature guides say Cape buffalo. As one […]

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