Marty’s photo of the day #2682: What was the highlight of my travels to all seven continents? Spending two hours with three humpback whales (two adults and a baby) along the coast of Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2681: “Boss. De plane! De plane!” (Gentoo penguins—photographed on Antarctica)
Marty’s photo of the day #2673: This is a female elephant seal, on an island off the coast of Antarctica. She looks sick—or like Brett Kavanaugh waking up after a night of light drinking—but she’s perfectly fine. She’s just in the midst of molting.
Marty’s photo of the day #2661: I climbed up a rocky hill on an Antarctica island to take this photo. This is a south polar skua, looking down on a gentoo penguin colony. What the skua intends to do isn’t pleasant from a human or penguin point of view. But hey, a bird’s gotta eat.
Marty’s photo of the day #2658: Zigzagging around icebergs on a dreary Antarctica day.
Marty’s photo of the day #2652: This is a chinstrap penguin, photographed off the coast of Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2630: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. S is for Seal. Female Antarctic fur seals weigh up to 150 pounds and males up to 460 pounds. Antarctic fur seals were hunted to near extinction, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2609: This is a leopard seal along the coast of Antarctica. While I have much closer shots of leopard seals, I like the feel of this one. Antarctica never got totally dark while we were there, and I took this shot during the twilight hours, when the colors were dreamlike.
Marty’s photo of the day #2605: You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out, you put your left foot in, and you shake it all about! (Gentoo penguins, photographed on Antarctica.)
Marty’s photo of the day #2576: One advantage I have over other science-fiction writers is that before switching to fiction, I wrote two nonfiction eco-travel books that took me to all seven continents and numerous islands. Even fiction writers write what they know. So in Time Is Irreverent, when Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon went […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2566: One of my favorite travel experiences was getting up in the middle of the night and being the first person on our little ship to see the coast of Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2541: I haven’t posted a scenic shot for a while. This one features a small but tall island on the right and Antarctica on the left.
Marty’s photo of the day #2467: When Deb and I visited Antarctica we had several unforgettable, up-close encounters with humpback whales. I took this photo from our Zodiac (a rubber raft). On this outing, two whales played with our Zodiac—coming in above the water fast, diving under us at the last second, and surfacing on […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2446: In my mind, Antarctica will always be the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited.
Marty’s photo of the day #2438: Waiting for her mate to return. (Photographed on a tiny island off the coast of Antarctica)
Marty’s photo of the day #2423: Fur seals sparring on Aitcho Island, near Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2420: We’re getting artsy again today. This is the anchor chain for the Professor Multanovskiy. The ship we took to Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2408: This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans would rather worship money than do something for the greater good, it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2376: Today’s photo is a bit artsy. I had just hiked to the top of a glacier, on Antarctica, when giant snowflakes started falling. Through my camera lens, I am gazing down on a colony of penguins, and out on the ocean is the Professor Multanovskiy looking like a ghost […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2364: I took this photo inside Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Yes, “inside” is the correct word. Deception Island is actually an active volcano, and you are looking at ocean water in the caldera of that volcano. The only way out, to open ocean, is straight ahead. The […]