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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.

Laughing kookaburra

Laughing kookaburra

Marty’s photo of the day #1725: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. Laughing kookaburras are handsome birds with a very famous call: Oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw-oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw. When motion picture soundtracks were in […]

P is for Painted Dogs

P is for Painted Dogs

Marty’s photo of the day #1470: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, 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. […]

Book review: The Elephant Whisperer

Book review: The Elephant Whisperer

I have to confess: I read The Elephant Whisper solely because I’m the author of Cool Creatures, Hot Planet—a book in the same “Wildlife” category on Amazon. Several times my book would be headed for # 1, only to be blocked by Lawrence Anthony’s book. And the few times my book did reach #1, The […]

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