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Crossing the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage

Marty’s photo of the day #2502: To get to or from Antarctica, you must cross the Drake Passage, which is famous for having the roughest seas in the world. Why? If you put your finger on the globe, just a little below the southern tip of South America, you will touch the Drake Passage. Now […]

Penguin in a hurry

Penguin in a hurry

Marty’s photo of the day #2470: Much has happened this morning, so I’m running late. And when that happens, there’s only one thing to do: dip into my massive collection of penguin photos. Ah . . . here’s one now! It’s an Adélie penguin that I photographed on a tiny island off the coast of […]

Canoeing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Canoeing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2295: Yesterday I featured a photo from Antarctica, so today we will go to the opposite end of the world. This shot is from Deb’s and my canoe trip across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The land at this spot was incredibly flat, as we were just a day from […]

Antarctica

Antarctica

Marty’s photo of the day #2191: Along the coast of Antarctica.

Penguin swimming lesson

Penguin swimming lesson

Marty’s photo of the day #1690: Did you know that penguins need to learn how to swim? I photographed this gentoo penguin swimming lesson on the coast of Antarctica. Soon the penguin with her head in the water will pop up and race around, announcing her accomplishment to all her companions.

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #1618: At eleven-and-a-half feet, wandering albatrosses have the widest wingspan of any bird on earth. These birds spend the majority of their lives at sea. When young, they may go five or more years without touching land. When mature, they come ashore on a two-year breeding cycle and lay one […]

Photos of the day start here today

Photos of the day start here today

For years I have been posting Photos of the Day on my Facebook Page, and I will continue that tradition on my new blog, Around the World with Marty Essen. Rather starting from the beginning, I will sync with my Facebook posts. Readers of this blog, who do not already follow me on Facebook, are welcome […]

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