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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.

Northern Alaska from the Air

Northern Alaska from the Air

Marty’s photo of the day #2061: I took this photo from the copilot’s seat of a tiny airplane, on the way to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s somewhere in northern Alaska, on the southern side of the Brooks Range. This photo is from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

Hiking with the herd

Hiking with the herd

Marty’s photo of the day #1680: Yesterday’s photo was of a Dall sheep in the Yukon Territory. Today we stay in the far north and go hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration. These caribou go on the longest migration of any land animal on Earth. They start in Canada and work their way northwest to […]

The longest land migration in action

The longest land migration in action

Marty’s photo of the day #1521: You are looking at more than just a pretty landscape. If you look closely, you will see what appears to be a long string of dots. Those are members of the Porcupine caribou herd. This herd partakes in the longest migration of any land animal on earth: 700+ miles. […]

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