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A different meaning today

A different meaning today

Marty’s photo of the day #3334: Among my favorite photos to post are those that I took years ago that mean something different today. This is Dr. Michael Glassman, a friend I made on my Antarctica trip. Back then he was just staying warm. Today the photo means, “Be courteous and wear a fucking mask […]

Gentoo penguin research

Gentoo penguin research

Marty’s photo of the day #3328: When Deb and I traveled to Antarctica, we stopped at a research station. In this photo from that stop, a gentoo penguin is hard at work, researching whether are not Deb’s nylon pants are edible.

Antarctica scenic

Antarctica scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3321: Here’s an Antarctica scenic. That’s a leopard seal on the ice.

The volcano wins!

The volcano wins!

Marty’s photo of the day #3303: You are looking at an abandoned building that was once part of a 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. Go volcano!

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 […]

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