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Black-necked stilt and American avocet

Black-necked stilt and American avocet

Marty’s photo of the day #2361: This is a black-necked stilt and an American avocet, photographed at Antelope Island, in Utah. I made this photograph two summers ago, and now I have the urge to return to Antelope Island. It really is a wonderful place.

Coyote Crossing

Coyote Crossing

Marty’s photo of the day #1924: I am posting from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, on my way to Chicago. Today’s photo is of a coyote, carrying a treasure to her den.   (Photographed this past August on Antelope Island)

Brown is beautiful!

Brown is beautiful!

Marty’s photo of the day #1923: People tend to like birds with bright-colored feathers the best, but I think brown birds can be just as beautiful. For instance, in my book “Endangered Edens,” I feature a stunning squirrel cuckoo that I photographed in Costa Rica. Today’s photo is of another beautiful brown bird. I photographed […]

What is a chukar?

What is a chukar?

Marty’s photo of the day #1921: This is a type of partridge, called a chukar. These birds are native to Asia and are an introduced species in the United States. One of the many ways humans are screwing up Planet Earth is by introducing animals to areas those animals don’t belong. This chukar was on […]

Photographic Oops!

Photographic Oops!

Marty’s photo of the day #1909: Here’s another of my favorite bird photos from Deb’s and my late-August Rock and Roll Road trip. But believe it or not, I actually screwed up on the shot. The evening before, I was on Antelope Island, photographing giant mule deer in late twilight. To get those shots, I […]

Slob Hunters

Slob Hunters

Marty’s photo of the day #1904: One of the biggest reasons I dislike hunting is because of slob hunters. And, of course, no one ever admits to being a slob hunter! It’s always “someone else.” Two sights while Deb and I were in Utah in late August didn’t do anything to change my opinion. When […]

Bison vs Pronghorn

Bison vs Pronghorn

Marty’s photo of the day #1902: When I took this photo, it was almost dark outside. It doesn’t look that way, because I used a really high ISO setting and a slow shutter speed on my camera. And yes, I know it looks like the pronghorn is coming out of the bison’s ass. But all […]

Antelope Island Sunset

Antelope Island Sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #1901: Sunset last week on Antelope Island.

It’s an American Avocet Party!

It’s an American Avocet Party!

Marty’s photo of the day #1900: This is one of my favorite bird photos, taken last week on Antelope Island. The birdlife there was spectacular! In this photo, all of the birds, except one, are American avocets. The one bird crashing the avocet party is a black-necked stilt. Don’t you just love the reflection in […]

Two days; two heart-pounding adventures.

Two days; two heart-pounding adventures.

Marty’s photo of the day #1898: Last weekend Deb and I experienced two tense bovine adventures. I took this photo during the first one. We had hiked toward the south end of Antelope Island (in Utah). It was a beautiful and sunny day, but eventually the sun became too intense and we were both feeling […]

Dinner for coyotes

Dinner for coyotes

Marty’s photo of the day #1896: One of my favorite moments, from last Sunday, happened shortly after Deb and I arrived on Antelope Island. Deb spotted something moving far in the distance, and I followed it through my camera’s telephoto lens. We quickly figured out it was a coyote, but her head look deformed. The […]

Nature Rocks!

Nature Rocks!

Marty’s photo of the day #1895: Deb and I are back from our four-day Rock and Roll Road trip. We had so much fun mixing nature travel with music travel! For nature, we explored Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and Antelope Island and Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area in Utah. For music, […]

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

Marty’s photo of the day #1891: Road trip! Deb and I are on our way to Salt Lake City (eight hours south of us). Planning this trip started spontaneously. Having spent many years as both a radio DJ and a music talent manager, I have been lucky in that I’ve seen every musical act on […]

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