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Above the Arctic Circle

Above the Arctic Circle

Marty’s photo of the day #4055: Deb and I are hoping to give our dog, Nellie, her first taste of life above the Arctic Circle sometime next year. And, if we are lucky, hike with the Porcupine caribou migration again. There’s no feeling like being miles away from the nearest human, surrounded by whatever nature […]

Amazing Dall sheep

Amazing Dall sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #3522: I thought about cropping this photo, so you could see the Dall sheep better; then I thought better of it. The sight of these amazing animals on the steep rock face—especially the two that are away from the others—is what makes this photo. (Photographed north of the Arctic Circle, […]

Demonstrating social distance

Demonstrating social distance

Marty’s photo of the day #3190: This is my wife, Deb, north of the Arctic Circle, demonstrating social distance. Other than me behind the camera, there was likely no other person within fifty miles. The two of us were talking last night, and life during the COVID-19 pandemic won’t change much for us. We live […]

Think pleasant thoughts

Think pleasant thoughts

Marty’s photo of the day #2946: When you think of the Arctic, the first thing that pops into your mind is most likely “cold.” Well, that was until Republicans started their 40 years-and-counting War On The Environment. Now you might think of human-induced melting polar ice, oil spills, and starving polar bears (thanks Ronald Reagan!). […]

First ever photo of a tundra taipan!

First ever photo of a tundra taipan!

Marty’s photo of the day #2501: You are looking at the rarest snake in the world—the elusive tundra taipan! Scientists didn’t believe that snakes could survive north of the Arctic Circle until I documented it with this photograph, taken less than a mile from the Arctic Ocean. It is believed that the tundra taipan’s venom […]