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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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