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Iceberg dead ahead!

Iceberg dead ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #2789: “Iceberg! Dead ahead! Turn! Turn!” (Photographed off the coast of Antarctica—and we didn’t come close to hitting it.)

Why I will never visit Japan

Why I will never visit Japan

Marty’s photo of the day #2785: I will never visit a country that supports whaling. So no Japan for me! Their withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years is reprehensible. Today’s photo is of an old whaling dinghy, stuck in volcanic ash, on Deception Island, […]

Good morning Antarctica!

Good morning Antarctica!

Marty’s photo of the day #2782: I was the first person to spot Antarctica—at least on the little ship I was on. At three in the morning, everyone was sleeping but me. I got out of bed and padded onto the bow. The month was February, so this was Antarctica’s summer, and the sky never […]

Antarctica cliff climbing?

Antarctica cliff climbing?

Marty’s photo of the day #2777: Anyone for a little cliff-climbing along the coast of Antarctica? But if you fall in, you won’t last long!

Winter should behave like winter

Winter should behave like winter

Marty’s photo of the day #2765: Having grown up in Minnesota, I enjoy the cold and snow of winter. Now that I live in Montana, all I ask of winter is that it behave like winter and stay below 32 degrees. But, thanks in large part to more than 30 years of Republican obstruction and […]

Molting elephant seals

Molting elephant seals

Marty’s photo of the day #2757: There is a large internet outage in Montana and Idaho this morning. My main provider is down, but my backup provider is working just fine. Unfortunately, my backup provider charges if I go over their limit, so I’m going to postpone the multi-photo idea I had for today. Instead, […]

Leopard seal

Leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2738:Leopard seal, photographed on a foggy Antarctica day.

Two humpbacks are better than one

Two humpbacks are better than one

Marty’s photo of the day #2720: What’s better than one humpback whale coming over to play? Two humpback whales coming over to play! (Photographed along the coast of Antarctica)

Antarctica scenic with photobomb

Antarctica scenic with photobomb

Marty’s photo of the day #2706: Here’s a nice scenic photo, I took on an Antarctica island. The gentoo penguins cooperated nicely for this shot. A south polar skua provides the photobomb.

Along the Antarctica coast

Along the Antarctica coast

Marty’s photo of the day #2701: Iceberg along the coast of Antarctica.

Hanging out with the whales

Hanging out with the whales

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.

Gentoo peguins

Gentoo peguins

Marty’s photo of the day #2681: “Boss. De plane! De plane!” (Gentoo penguins—photographed on Antarctica)

Oh, the hangover!

Oh, the hangover!

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.

A bird’s gotta eat

A bird’s gotta eat

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.

Zigzagging around icebergs

Zigzagging around icebergs

Marty’s photo of the day #2658: Zigzagging around icebergs on a dreary Antarctica day.

Chinstrap penguin

Chinstrap penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #2652: This is a chinstrap penguin, photographed off the coast of Antarctica.

Animals A to Z. The Letter S

Animals A to Z. The Letter S

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, […]

Leopard seal dream

Leopard seal dream

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.

You put your left foot in . . .

You put your left foot in . . .

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.)

Writers write what they know

Writers write what they know

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 […]

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