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Hiking with the herd

Hiking with the herd

Marty’s photo of the day #4072: I shot this photo many years ago, when Deb and I spent a day hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Roughly 200,000 caribou take part in the 1,500 mile round trip between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. It is the longest […]

Wolf Track

Wolf Track

Marty’s photo of the day #4049: Wolf track vs. woman’s hand, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Red Fox

Red Fox

Hecale longwing butterfly

Hecale longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #4046: You are looking at a Hecale longwing butterfly that I photographed in Costa Rica. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Camp Desolation

Camp Desolation

Marty’s photo of the day #3986: When Deb and I canoed across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, campsites became less and less desirable as we neared the Arctic Ocean. This one was my least favorite. We called it Camp Desolation, because it featured little more than hard, rocky ground and biting wind off the Arctic […]

Sunset in Costa Rica

Sunset in Costa Rica

ANWR Camp

ANWR Camp

Marty’s photo of the day #3944: Setting up camp in the amazing Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Approximate time when I shot this photo: midnight.

Caribou

Caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #3915: Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Double ANWR rainbow

Double ANWR rainbow

Marty’s photo of the day #3902: A double rainbow in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I shot this photo sometime in the middle of the night. This is as dark as it gets up there in late June.

You can see for miles!

You can see for miles!

Marty’s photo of the day #3832: Not all of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is this flat, but it gets like this as you move north and approach the Arctic Ocean. This untouched photo shows just how light it stays in late June. I shot it at 3:00 in the morning! Also note how far […]

Permafrost

Permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #3824: Today’s photo is more educational than pretty. You are looking at permafrost bulging through the bank of the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is just about the only way a person can see permafrost without digging.

After midnight in ANWR

After midnight in ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #3814: I took this photo after midnight, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (there was 24 hours of sunlight in June). Deb and I had canoed thirty-five miles across the refuge, and here the Jago River is a couple hundred yards from entering the Arctic Ocean (to my back in […]

The last campsite

The last campsite

Marty’s photo of the day #3794: This is Deb’s and my last campsite in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before canoeing out to Barter Island. Our tent is the blue one, and off in the distance, you can see the Arctic Ocean.

ANWR caribou

ANWR caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #3691: Today we head far north for this photo of a large male caribou, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska.

Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3688: This spider monkey photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

The caribou surprise

The caribou surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #3646: Surprising some caribou, while canoeing the Aichilik River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Barter Island Airport

Barter Island Airport

Marty’s photo of the day #3643: After Deb and I canoed across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (going south to north), we continued out onto the Arctic Ocean until reaching a tiny village on Barter Island. There we enjoyed hot showers and soft beds before flying back to Fairbanks the next morning. This photo shows […]

Camp Desolation

Camp Desolation

Marty’s photo of the day #3629: For this photo I’m looking south, with the Brooks Range in the distance and the Arctic Ocean to my back. The blue tent is Deb’s and mine. We crossed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, canoeing the Jago River from the base of the mountains to the Arctic Ocean. At […]

Fox on the run

Fox on the run

Marty’s photo of the day #3628: A red fox runs out of a streambed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska.

Caribou, not oil wells

Caribou, not oil wells

Marty’s photo of the day #3589: Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska. And if Republicans had their way, an oil well would be photo-bombing this scene.

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