Marty’s photo of the day #4382: Alligators have remained virtually untouched by evolution for more than 8 million years, which is something that is, obviously, unimpressive to Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican Party, and more than half of the state’s voting population. For they have perfected the art of regressing an entire society to where not […]
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Becoming Florida’s most advanced species
Marty’s photo of the day #4327: Alligators—becoming the most advanced species in Florida by default.
An alligator between my legs
Marty’s photo of the day #4200: This short excerpt from my second book—Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico—explains the shot: Most of the water I had seen up to this point had been clear, but the pond where I released the Everglades rat snake was covered […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3968: I really enjoy photographing alligators, because they always provide me with shots that express emotion. This one expresses mystery. (Photographed in the Everglades)
The alligator close-up
Marty’s photo of the day #3938: I photographed this alligator in the Everglades. I spent about an hour, watching this alligator before making this picture. Even so, I was always a safe and respectful distance away, and zoomed in for the shot.
The safer of the two
Marty’s photo of the day #3703: I love alligators and hope to return to the Everglades in the future to spend more time with them. Hey, at this moment spending time with a Florida alligator is a hell of a lot safer than spending time with a Florida anti-vaxxer.
The evening alligator
Marty’s photo of the day #3485: This was one of the last photos of the evening during my solo adventure in the Everglades. I love how the flash catches the alligator’s eye.
Marty’s photo of the day #3476: People seemed to like yesterday’s artsy black and white photo looking straight down on a well-camouflaged alligator, so I’ve decided to stick with that theme. Today’s artsy black and white photo looks straight down on a surfacing platypus, in Queensland, Australia.
Marty’s photo of the day #3475: Today we are going super-artsy, with a black and white version of a well-camouflaged alligator I photographed in the Everglades.
Thinking of alligators
Marty’s photo of the day #3442: This morning I quite literally woke up thinking about alligators. Well, that and where the hell I’m going to go with the story in Time Is Irreverent 4, which I started writing yesterday. Anyway, alligators always seem to be getting the raw end of videos on Facebook and Twitter, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3196: If an alligator looks like this, and you aren’t peering through binoculars or a telephoto lens, you are using improper social distancing technique. Please remember to hold all conversations with alligators at a distance of at least fifteen feet. (Photographed in the Everglades)
Reflecting on the gator
Marty’s photo of the day #3145: An alligator in a reflection. Or is it an alligator reflecting—perhaps on her last meal? (Photographed in the Everglades)
Marty’s photo of the day #3009: Today we go extreme artsy with “Alligator Reflections,” photographed in the Everglades.
Advice from Larry the Gator
Marty’s photo of the day #2999: A few years ago, I was hiking in the Everglades and came across this big guy, blocking my path. So I sat down, and the two of us had a wonderful conversation, solving all the world’s problems. It turns out that the gator’s name is Larry, and according to […]
Larry the Alligator
Marty’s photo of the day #2927: This is Larry the alligator. I spent a morning sitting with him when I was in the Everglades. Eventually Larry abandoned the old dirt road he was blocking and slipped into a pond, where he posed for this photo.
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,” […]
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
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 […]