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 […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2343: I photographed this fur seal on Deception Island, which is off the coast of Antarctica. Many people consider fur seals to be the animal with the most luxurious coat in the world. Because of that, sealers slaughtered them their pelts, and these beautiful animals almost went extinct. Fortunately, fur […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2332: When I speak at colleges, this is one of the photos I use when discussing global warming. Disingenuous Republican global warming deniers use the ice cube example to “prove” that the melting ice caps won’t raise sea levels. In that example, you fill a glass full of water and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2308: A leopard seal along the coast of Antarctica.
Marty’s photo of the day #2294: This is the cost of Antarctica. And if you look closely, you will see two humpback whales.
Marty’s photo of the day #2292: This morning has been a busy one, with a bunch of work-related issues that needed immediate attention. Consequently, I’m late with my photo of the day. And when I’m rushed, I always go to the stable of penguin photos on my hard drive. Let’s see . . . how […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2284: I prefer not to argue with people on Facebook, but the best way to bait me into an argument is with wild theories—especially conspiracy theories. This week, after a fourth Navy ship in 2017 was involved in an accident in the Asian Pacific, a person argued on one of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2261: Note to self: The next time the bird with the widest wingspan in the world flies over you, be prepared with a wider-angle lens. (Photographed off the coast of Antarctica. Wandering albatrosses have an eleven foot-wide wingspan.)
Marty’s photo of the day #2255: I’m so excited! My editor is ready to start on my new book, “Time is Irreverent.” Consequently, I have been spending the last several days going through the book one more time. I know it won’t happen, but whenever I finish a book, I still fantasize that my editor […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2244: Today’s photo is dedicated to the 2,239 square mile iceberg that broke off of Antarctica earlier this week. Scientists have named the iceberg A68, but since global warming is melting Antarctica at an alarming rate, I suggest that we start naming giant icebergs after those who have contributed the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2229: When I took this photo, I was standing inside the caldera of a volcano, at Deception Island, near Antarctica. Ocean water fills the much of the interior of the Deception Island volcano, and there used to be a whaling station there. Fortunately, Mother Nature destroyed the whaling station with […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2149: Here’s one of my favorite fur seal photos. I took it on an island off the coast of Antarctica. These seals almost went extinct, due to over-hunting. Fortunately, international protection arrived just in time, and the seals have made a nice comeback.
Marty’s photo of the day #2133: Here’s an Antarctica scenic shot, with a leopard seal on the perfect ice couch. What you can’t see in this photo is another leopard seal circling (underwater in this photo), and trying to take over the couch, without success.
Marty’s photo of the day #2113: Photographing in thick fog is difficult, as it confuses camera metering and focusing. Here’s a photo I was able to save of a gentoo penguin chick and mother, on an island, just off the coast of Antarctica.