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Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Marty’s photo of the day #2769: I’ll let an excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: What’s that! My eyes widened. An Everglades racer was slithering past my knee, heading for the alligator. “This isn’t going to end well,” […]

Everglades surprise

Everglades surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #2766: Here’s a photo I took in the Everglades. I was hiking alone, when I heard some shuffling to my right. I cautiously parted a line of bushes to peer over a swampy pond. I expected to find an alligator looking at me, but instead it was this juvenile little […]

Hanging out with Larry the Alligator

Hanging out with Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2737: This is an alligator I hung out with while hiking alone in the Everglades. One morning, I sat with this big guy for about an hour while he warmed up in the sun. I named him Larry. After all the stories of stupid people self-eliminating themselves from the gene […]

The intelligent alligator

The intelligent alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2679: I love alligators! Here’s a short blurb from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico”: Scientists consider crocodilians, including alligators, to be the most intelligent of the reptiles. Not only can they learn travel patterns of potential prey, […]

Artsy alligator

Artsy alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2444: You may have to look at this photo for a moment to figure it out. This is an alligator, suspended in clear water, with plants reflecting on the surface. It’s an Artsy Alligator!   (Photographed in the Everglades)

The alligator photo that didn’t make it

The alligator photo that didn’t make it

Marty’s photo of the day #2335: One of the most difficult jobs I had in working on the Everglades chapter for Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico was selecting which alligator photos to include. For animals that are unable to change their facial expressions, they still, […]

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Marty’s photo of the day #2301: Here’s one of my good buddies from my Everglades adventure in 2013, working on my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Now, of course, I worry terribly about all the wildlife in the Everglades. Hang on Mr. Alligator! Stay […]

An alligator in the bush

An alligator in the bush

Marty’s photo of the day #2062: If you are walking through the Everglades and you look down and see this. Slowly back away!

Larry the Alligator

Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2152: I named this alligator Larry, and I spent some time with him in the Everglades. This photo is also featured in my latest book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” I named this alligator Larry, and I spent some time […]

The story of Larry the Alligator

The story of Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #1936: Here’s the story of Larry the Alligator, from my new book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: The Janes Memorial Scenic Drive was exactly what I was hoping for: a narrow dirt road with swamp on both sides. I drove […]

Baby Alligator

Baby Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #1835: Crikey! A baby alligator. Isn’t she a beauty! (Photographed during my first trip to the Everglades.)

An Alligator is Watching

An Alligator is Watching

Marty’s photo of the day #1740: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This short, humorous excerpt from my book explains the shot: Most of the water I had seen up to this […]

Larry the Alligator

Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #1708: In my new book, Endangered Edens, I have a funny story about “Larry,” an alligator I met while exploring the Everglades. He was blocking a remote dirt road, enjoying the morning sun, so I sat near him and enjoyed the morning with him. Eventually a truck full of park […]

Foot-o-giant-alligator

Foot-o-giant-alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #1672: As a wildlife photographer, one of my ongoing goals is to show animals in ways people do not traditionally see them. With that in mind, I present “Foot-o-giant-alligator,” from my most recent adventure in the Everglades.

Larry the Alligator

Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #1668: Larry the alligator is one of the “characters” in my new book, Endangered Edens. This is one of the photos of Larry that didn’t make the Everglades chapter. Looking back at it now, I’m not sure why. But that’s the way it is for with me for my books. […]

A gator here and a gator there . . .

A gator here and a gator there . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #1549: It’s “Didn’t Make the Cut Week,” featuring photos that I carefully considered for my new book, Endangered Edens (now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but decided to leave out. This alligator got cut from my Everglades chapter simply because I had so many alligator shots […]

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