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The hungry elephant

The hungry elephant

Marty’s photo of the day #3185: I haven’t posted a shot from Africa for a while, so here’s a huge elephant Deb and I encountered during our 53-mile hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.

No compensating here

No compensating here

Marty’s photo of the day #3160: This isn’t a high-quality photo, because I took it at dusk and had to artificially boost the light afterward. Nevertheless, seeing a leopard in any light is an unforgettable experience. Note: Unlike the Trump brothers, who had to compensate for their inferiority by killing the leopard they saw in […]

As big as I dare

As big as I dare

Marty’s photo of the day #3125: This is me and the biggest snake I will ever catch: an 11-foot-long African Rock Python. And unlike the Trump bothers, who kill amazing animals in Africa, I let this python go shortly after this photo was taken. With any luck, the python will live for another twenty or […]

Paying attention to the Arctic

Paying attention to the Arctic

Marty’s photo of the day #2987: My recent photos of the day have taken us to Africa, North America, Central America, the southern tip of South America, Antarctica, Australia, and Asia. My apologies to the Arctic for ignoring it. Let’s go there now. In this photo, I’m standing on a tiny island in the Arctic […]

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 […]

Don’t trust that laugh!

Don’t trust that laugh!

Marty’s photo of the day #2535: Here’s what I wrote about laughing kookaburras in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Though not as stunning as the kingfishers or cockatoos, laughing kookaburras are handsome gray and white birds with a very famous call: Oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw-oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw. When motion picture soundtracks were in their […]

Pronghorns

Pronghorns

Marty’s photo of the day #2453: I think pronghorns are such beautiful animals. I photographed these two in Arizona, but they wouldn’t look out of place in the African bush.

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