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The Salmon River, Alaska

The Salmon River, Alaska

Marty’s photo of the day #3130: Annie checks out the Salmon River, just a few miles below the Salmon Glacier. The location is in Alaska, not far from the British Columbia border.

A ball-sucking glacier!

A ball-sucking glacier!

Marty’s photo of the day #3127: In this photo, Deb is at the top (elevation 4,300 feet) of the Salmon Glacier in Alaska. It’s the fifth largest glacier in North America. The following excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, describes our adventure: Unlike other mountain roads I’ve driven, […]

The King of all Rock Ptarmigans

The King of all Rock Ptarmigans

Marty’s photo of the day #3077: You are looking at the King of all Rock Ptarmigans, as he surveys his vast territory in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska. (Or he just happened to pose that way for me—I’m not sure.)

Swimming with curious sea lions

Swimming with curious sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2904: The other night Deb and I watched one of the BBC Planet Earth specials, where divers were swimming with sea lions off the coast of Alaska. That, of course, reminded me of our similar experience in the Sea of Cortez, and I had to dig up a photo that […]

Crossing the Brooks Range

Crossing the Brooks Range

Marty’s photo of the day #2607: Flying north over the Brooks Range in Alaska is one of the most dangerous flights anywhere. That’s because the tiny airplanes pilots use to land on the tundra in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge barely have enough power to fight the wind blowing south off the Arctic Ocean. I […]

The longest migration on Earth

The longest migration on Earth

Marty’s photo of the day #2594: This is a tiny segment of the Porcupine caribou migration. These caribou migrate between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Their 800 mile-long migration is the longest of any land animal on Earth. Now that the Republican cult and Rut Leader Trump have opened up the […]

Tiny tundra plants

Tiny tundra plants

Marty’s photo of the day #2587: This is an extreme close-up of tiny tundra plants in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska).

The story of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

The story of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Marty’s photo of the day #2562: I will let a short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: Shortly after returning to the gulf, we spotted a domed object—roughly the circumference of a trash can lid—on the surface of […]

Will they be migrating to oil wells?

Will they be migrating to oil wells?

Marty’s photo of the day #2401: I took this photo in the Yukon Territory. This is a small section of the Porcupine caribou migration. Traveling more than 700 miles between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska, it is the longest terrestrial migration on Earth. Of course now that the sinister Republican tax […]

An Arctic Ground Squirrel on a Gorgeous Day

An Arctic Ground Squirrel on a Gorgeous Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2070: This is an Arctic ground squirrel that I photographed on a stunning day, a little north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

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