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Antarctica humpback whale

Antarctica humpback whale

Marty’s photo of the day #3810: Enjoying a humpback whale along the coast of Antarctica.

Antarctica beauty

Antarctica beauty

Marty’s photo of the day #3777: Here’s another beautiful iceberg that I photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

Calm Antarctica

Calm Antarctica

Marty’s photo of the day #3771: The winds die down, bringing a calm evening to the coast of Antarctica.

It’s not in the book!

It’s not in the book!

Marty’s photo of the day #3700: I shot this humpback whale photo along the coast of Antarctica. I was going to write that this photo also appears in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, but when I double-checked, it wasn’t there! Yeah, I had selected a different humpback whale photo […]

A storm is brewin’

A storm is brewin’

Marty’s photo of the day #3686: A storm is brewin’ along the coast of Antarctica!

And now to the opposite end of the Earth!

And now to the opposite end of the Earth!

Marty’s photo of the day #3663: Yesterday’s photo was of an iceberg I photographed off the coast of Antarctica. Today we go to the opposite end of the Earth for a photo I took while canoeing in the Arctic Ocean.

Looking through an iceberg

Looking through an iceberg

Marty’s photo of the day #3662: This photo is for anyone who has ever dreamed of looking through an iceberg to see the coast of Antarctica on the other side.

Senator George McGovern and me

Senator George McGovern and me

Marty’s photo of the day #3653: For the 4th of July, I thought I’d share an excerpt from my latest book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer. In this excerpt, I talk about creating and publishing my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. And yes, it […]

Feeding time!

Feeding time!

Marty’s photo of the day #3636: A gentoo penguin chick tries to convince mom (or dad) that it’s feeding time. Photographed on a small island off the coast of Antarctica.

Gentoo and chinstrap penguins

Gentoo and chinstrap penguins

Marty’s photo of the day #3625: I have been out all day, so I’m late posting. And when I am late, I often reach into my stash of penguin photos. This shot (taken off the cost of Antarctica) shows both chinstrap and gentoo penguins.

Mother Nature’s Revenge

Mother Nature’s Revenge

Marty’s photo of the day #3609: Mother Nature’s Revenge! These are the remains of an old Norwegian whaling station on Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Much of the station is now buried in ash and mud from multiple volcanic eruptions.

Penguins and fog

Penguins and fog

Marty’s photo of the day #3568: Gentoo penguins on a foggy day, on a tiny island, off the coast of Antarctica.

Leopard seal

Leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #3560: A leopard seal approaches along the coast of Antarctica. And yes, the water was that blue!

A pile of elephant seals

A pile of elephant seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3559: I’m pretty sure that this is the only blog where you will find a pile of molting female elephant seals on a foggy Antarctica day.

Chinstrap penguin

Chinstrap penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #3557: Chinstrap penguin runway model (photographed on Antarctica).

Best of seven continents?

Best of seven continents?

Marty’s photo of the day #3534: What was the highlight of my travels to all seven continents? That’s a tough one, because so many magical things happened. But spending two hours along Antarctica’s coast with three playful/curious humpback whales is hard to beat!

Amazing iceberg!

Amazing iceberg!

Marty’s photo of the day #3532: This is one of the amazing icebergs I photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

Gentoo close-up

Gentoo close-up

Marty’s photo of the day #3507: This is one of my favorite photos from my Antarctica trip. We had strict rules that we could not approach any animal closer than 15 feet. But if an animal approached us? That was okay. The man in my photo is Paul Jacobson, who was filming a documentary of […]

Iceberg up-close

Iceberg up-close

Marty’s photo of the day #3503: For anyone who’s wanted to know what an iceberg looks like up-close. Photographed off the coast of Antarctica.

Gentoo penguin family

Gentoo penguin family

Marty’s photo of the day #3490: A gentoo penguin family on a foggy day, off the coast of Antarctica.

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