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Playing with humpbacks

Playing with humpbacks

Marty’s photo of the day #3256: I took this picture off the coast of Antarctica. On this glorious day, the humpback whales played with the Zodiac Deb and I were in. They’d come at us at a fast clip, and just when it looked like they would knock us into the water, they’d dive underneath […]

Antarctica Mother’s Day

Antarctica Mother’s Day

Marty’s photo of the day #3247: Happy Mother’s Day.

Antarctica ahead!

Antarctica ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #3230: Antarctica ahead!

Follow me!

Follow me!

Marty’s photo of the day #3216: “Okay, everyone. Follow me!” (Gentoo penguin chicks, photographed just off the coast of Antarctica.)

Penguins to the rescue!

Penguins to the rescue!

Marty’s photo of the day #3194: On days where I’m unsure of what to post, penguins always come to my rescue. I photographed these gentoo penguins on a tiny island off the coast of Antarctica.

Giving Atlas a break

Giving Atlas a break

Marty’s photo of the day #3169: I can’t believe it was seventeen years ago today that Deb and I stepped onto Antarctica! It seems like just a few years ago. At the time, we were among the first 100,000 people in the history of the world to step onto the continent. Since then that number […]

It could be worse

It could be worse

Marty’s photo of the day #3167: For everyone up north who has to shovel their driveway over-and-over this winter: “Hey, it could be worse!” Icebergs along the coast of Antarctica.

Saved from the brink

Saved from the brink

Marty’s photo of the day #3146: I photographed this Antarctic fur seal on a little island off the coast of Antarctica. This species of fur seal almost went extinct due to over-hunting, but fortunately international protection stepped in before it was too late. Thank God the Trumps weren’t in power at that time, or Donny […]

Looking out from Antarctica

Looking out from Antarctica

Marty’s photo of the day #3129: I was standing on Antarctica when I took this photo, looking out at our tiny ship, the Professor Multanovskiy. Huge snowflakes filled the air—what a magical day!

A pile of elephant seals

A pile of elephant seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3124: As a photographer, this is as close as I can come to showing you what it is like to be in a pile of female elephant seals. (Photographed just off the coast of Antarctica)

Meanwhile in Antarctica . . . .

Meanwhile in Antarctica . . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3112: The Sermon on the Rock.

Joining the penguins

Joining the penguins

Marty’s photo of the day #3094: My wife, Deb, joins a gentoo penguin colony on an island off the coast of Antarctica. Penguins are such accommodating birds.

Gentoo penguin chicks

Gentoo penguin chicks

Marty’s photo of the day #3067: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. These are gentoo penguin chicks, photographed on Antarctica.

Penguin scenic

Penguin scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3065: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today we have a gentoo penguin mother and chick, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

The Great Sphinx of Giza Iceberg

The Great Sphinx of Giza Iceberg

Marty’s photo of the day #3063: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. I took today’s photo in “The Iceberg Graveyard” along the coast of Antarctica. This iceberg reminds me of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

A penguin parable

A penguin parable

Marty’s photo of the day #3007: To the average person this is just a group of penguins. So let me—an expert in penguin politics—interpret this photo for you, which I smuggled in from a Russian research facility on Antarctica: There are both Adélie and gentoo penguins in this image. For years the gentoos have had […]

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

Marty’s photo of the day #3005: Humpback whale along the coast of Antarctica.

Paying attention to the Arctic

Paying attention to the Arctic

Marty’s photo of the day #2987: My recent photos of the day have taken us to Africa, North America, Central America, the southern tip of South America, Antarctica, Australia, and Asia. My apologies to the Arctic for ignoring it. Let’s go there now. In this photo, I’m standing on a tiny island in the Arctic […]

South America’s tip

South America’s tip

Marty’s photo of the day #2985: What does the tip of South America look like, when you approach it via boat, from Antarctica? Now you know!

The curious chick

The curious chick

Marty’s photo of the day #2980: We had a strict rule on our Antarctica expedition: we could not approach any animal closer than fifteen feet. The animals, on the other hand, didn’t have such rules, and they could approach us as close as they wanted to. In this photo, a curious gentoo penguin chick has […]

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