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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.

Something blue for today

Something blue for today

Marty’s photo of the day #3482: My only criteria for choosing a photo today was to find something blue—something to freeze out Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the red villains. Photographed somewhere along the way to Antarctica.

Fur seals

Fur seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3481: There are Antarctic fur seals, on a foggy island off the coast of Antarctica. At one time, sealers had killed so many Antarctic fur seals that the species was on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, the seals were given international protection and they have made an impressive recovery.

Glowing icebergs

Glowing icebergs

Marty’s photo of the day #3454: “Glowing” icebergs along the coast of Antarctica.

Deception Island

Deception Island

Marty’s photo of the day #3453: This is a stark picture—as it should be. I took this photo inside the partially flooded caldera of a volcano. Also known as Deception Island, for years the caldera provided shelter for whalers. Fortunately, Mother Nature took care of those fuckers with multiple volcanic eruptions. Whale bones, like this […]

Thanksgiving Antarctica-style!

Thanksgiving Antarctica-style!

Marty’s photo of the day #3443: This year, we’ve all heard the importance of avoiding air-travel and having only a small gathering for Thanksgiving (here it’s just Deb, me, the snakes, and the dog). But one thing the media hasn’t warned us about is the importance of not eating Antarctica-style. So as a public service, […]

Penguins and elephant seals

Penguins and elephant seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3432: Female elephant seals and gentoo penguins, photographed on a foggy day, on a tiny island, off the coast of Antarctica.

A curious leopard seal

A curious leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #3394: A leopard seal checks out our Zodiac along the coast of Antarctica.

Fur seal in the fog

Fur seal in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #3387: An Antarctic fur seal, on a foggy day. Photographed on a tiny island—just off the coast of Antarctica.

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Marty’s photo of the day #3384: Humpback whale, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

Iceberg ahead!

Iceberg ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #3379: “Captain! We must turn the ship. There’s an iceberg ahead.” “The iceberg is a hoax.” “No! I see it right there!” “Stay the course.” (Photographed off the coast of Antarctica)

Adélie penguin

Adélie penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #3357: This is an Adélie penguin, photographed on an island just off the coast of Antarctica.

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