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Waiting on a mate

Waiting on a mate

Marty’s photo of the day #4073: A gentoo penguin waits for its mate to return on a stormy Antarctica day.

Icebergs ahead!

Icebergs ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #4071: “Icebergs ahead!” Don’t you just love all the blue? Photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

It’s just a step to the left

It’s just a step to the left

“It’s just a jump to the leftAnd then a step to the rightPut your hands on your hipsYou bring your knees in tight” Marty’s photo of the day #4064: Gentoo penguins, photographed on a tiny island off the coast of Antarctica.

Holding up the world

Holding up the world

Marty’s photo of the day #4063: I’ve been posting a lot of photos from Montana lately, so I think it’s time to go back and post some photos from around the world for a while. Here’s one from Antarctica. The following excerpt, from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains […]

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Humpbacks hiding in plain sight

Humpbacks hiding in plain sight

Marty’s photo of the day #3990: Most people will scroll past this photo, not realizing what they are missing. It’s more than just the coast of Antarctica. If you look closely, you will see two humpback whales (the tail of one and the humpback of another).

Snow falling on penguins

Snow falling on penguins

Marty’s photo of the day #3970: This photo is from one of the most magical moments of Deb’s and my seven continents of adventures. We had climbed a glacier along the coast of Antarctica, and as we were looking down on the penguins, huge snowflakes began falling.

Antartcic fur seal

Antartcic fur seal

Marty’s photo of the day #3953: Antarctic fur seal, photographed on a tiny island off the coast of Antarctica.

Wandering albatross

Wandering albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #3946: I photographed this wandering albatross, gliding alongside me, somewhere between the tip of South America and Antarctica.

Whale vs. Kayak

Whale vs. Kayak

Marty’s photo of the day #3939: Humpback whale vs. kayak on a foggy Antarctica evening.

Icebergs in the fog

Icebergs in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #3937: Icebergs in the fog, off the coast of Antarctica.

It’s the leaders who suck, not . . .

It’s the leaders who suck, not . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3926: I shot this photo of our tiny ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, from the shore of Antarctica. Deb and I selected the Professor Multanovskiy, because it was the smallest ship we could take to Antarctica. Back then, it was cool to be on a Russian ship, and we traveled to […]

Antarctica’s Coast

Antarctica’s Coast

Marty’s photo of the day #3920: Beauty along Antarctica’s coast.

Penguins in the mist

Penguins in the mist

Marty’s photo of the day #3918: I photographed this gentoo penguin mother and chick on a foggy day, on a tiny island, just off the coast of Antarctica.

Female elephant seal

Female elephant seal

Marty’s photo of the day #3914: Female elephant seal, photographed just off the Antarctica coast.

World’s largest flume ride

World’s largest flume ride

Marty’s photo of the day #3904: I shot this photo while crossing the Drake Passage, between Antarctica and South America. The Drake Passage is known for having the roughest seas in the world. During this storm, thirty foot waves were crashing the bow of our little ship and splashing the window up on the bridge. […]

Iceberg ahead!

Iceberg ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #3894: I have a ton of iceberg photos on my hard drive from Deb’s and my Antarctica expedition. Here’s one I haven’t posted before.

The first Antarctica sighting

The first Antarctica sighting

Marty’s photo of the day #3892: Very few photos give me the feeling this one does. It was three in the morning, and everyone was asleep on our ship, including the captain (the ship was running on autopilot). I knew we were approaching Antarctica, so I slipped out of bed and walked out onto the […]

Elephant seals

Elephant seals

Marty’s photo of the day #3886: Molting female elephant seals. I think the one on the left looks like Lindsey Graham. I am open to suggestions for the one on the right. (Photographed on Antarctica)

Go away anti-vaxxers!

Go away anti-vaxxers!

Marty’s photo of the day #3864: I am so fucking sick of moronic, selfish anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers that I could scream like an elephant seal! It’s time to require proof of current vaccinations for admittance into all stores, all public transportation, all schools, all sports venues, all concert venues, and anywhere else groups of people […]

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