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Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2370: These caribou are in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the most pristine and remote region in the United States. In the coming weeks, greedy Republicans will likely open up parts of this refuge to oil drilling. “Praise, Jesus!” they will say, as they rape the land for oil company profits […]

National jewel soon to be poisoned

National jewel soon to be poisoned

Marty’s photo of the day #2369: This is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the most pristine and remote region in the United States. In the coming weeks, greedy Republicans will likely open up parts of this refuge to oil drilling. “Praise, Jesus!” they will say, as they rape the land for oil company profits and political […]

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

Arctic Ocean summer ice break-up

Arctic Ocean summer ice break-up

Marty’s photo of the day #2312: I love it when I discover a photo on my hard drive that I totally forgot taking. You are looking at the Arctic Ocean summer ice break-up, against the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I took this photo from a small airplane, shortly after taking off from […]

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Marty’s photo of the day #2301: Here’s one of my good buddies from my Everglades adventure in 2013, working on my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Now, of course, I worry terribly about all the wildlife in the Everglades. Hang on Mr. Alligator! Stay […]

Arctic Red Fox

Arctic Red Fox

Marty’s photo of the day #2296: Here’s another shot from Deb’s and my canoe trip across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We saw this red fox far in the distance, as he hunted in a zig-zag pattern. He didn’t change is path, as he approached, and eventually zig-zagged right around us!

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 […]

A tiny, epic battle

A tiny, epic battle

Marty’s photo of the day #2279: Nature isn’t always pretty. While in Costa Rica, Deb and I witnessed an epic battle between a four-lined ameiva lizard and a large katydid. One wouldn’t expect the katydid to have a chance, but it was obviously releasing some sort of bad-tasting chemical. Each time we thought the lizard […]

Northern Alaska from the Air

Northern Alaska from the Air

Marty’s photo of the day #2061: I took this photo from the copilot’s seat of a tiny airplane, on the way to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s somewhere in northern Alaska, on the southern side of the Brooks Range. This photo is from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

The Frozen Jago River

The Frozen Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2162: This is the start of the Jago River in the Brooks Range. Here the river is frozen. But just a few miles to the north, the river enters the lower-level plains of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and melts. That’s where Deb and I got into inflatable canoes and […]

Arctic Ocean Ice

Arctic Ocean Ice

Marty’s photo of the day #2060: After canoeing across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Deb and I continued out across of a section of the Arctic Ocean. This beautiful ice chuck field was at the northernmost point of our journey. This photo is from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

The Porcupine Caribou Migration

The Porcupine Caribou Migration

Marty’s photo of the day #2059: In my college show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” I talk about greedy oil companies and politicians who lobby to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by claiming that the Arctic is just a “bunch of nothing.” Then I show a series of photos that demonstrates just […]

More tundra plant life

More tundra plant life

Marty’s photo of the day #2058: In my college show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” I talk about greedy oil companies and politicians who lobby to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by claiming that the Arctic is just a “bunch of nothing.” Then I show a series of photos that demonstrates just […]

ANWR from the Air

ANWR from the Air

Marty’s photo of the day #2153: I took this photo from the window of a small charter airplane, as we left Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean and flew south over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A week earlier, we had camped near the lower right corner of this picture and climbed to the top […]

White-lined bat

White-lined bat

Marty’s photo of the day #2111: Here’s a photo from my book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” It’s a white-lined bat, photographed in an abandoned farmhouse in Costa Rica.

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2103: Recently I have been posting quite a few photos from Antarctica. Today let’s go to the opposite end of the world, and a caribou that I photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2097: Here’s a photo from my latest book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” This is Fred the Eyelash Viper. He hung out near the door of our cabin during the week we were in Costa Rica. He didn’t move from […]

Riverside Wren

Riverside Wren

Marty’s photo of the day #2030: Here’s a photo from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a riverside wren, photographed in Costa Rica.

Just like Spider-Man

Just like Spider-Man

Marty’s photo of the day #2028: This spider monkey photo is from my travels for my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This photo didn’t make my book (others from the same shoot did), as the light wasn’t quite right. Here’s a brief except from Endangered […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 7 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 7 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2017-2018: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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