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Animals A to Z. The Letter F

Animals A to Z. The Letter F

Marty’s photo of the day #2617: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. F is for Fox. I photographed this red fox in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Deb and I were canoeing toward the Arctic Ocean when we spotted […]

The Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean

Marty’s photo of the day #2574: I took this photo while canoeing on the Arctic Ocean during the ice breakup. Later, shortly after stepping on land, the wind picked up. I got off the water just in time!

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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful ice or clean air?

Beautiful ice or clean air?

Marty’s photo of the day #2297: I can’t remember anytime during my life where the United States has been simultaneously hit in so many directions by environmental disasters (thank the Republicans for voting against the environment at a 95% clip). If you are in the southern US, you have one huge hurricane following another. If […]

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 […]

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 Jago River, near the Arctic Ocean

The Jago River, near the Arctic Ocean

Marty’s photo of the day #1932: This is the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I took this photo looking south, towards the Brooks Range. A short distance behind me, the river enters the Arctic Ocean. For those who have read my book “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, […]

We’re on top of the world!

We’re on top of the world!

Marty’s photo of the day #1813: This is what it looks like, hiking on top of the world! Well, not the very top, but close. This photo is from Deb’s and my adventure in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Once we reached the crest of this hill, we would be able to look down and […]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #1807: Setting up our tent in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as a storm moves in. Since we are so far north, there are no trees anywhere, and the land will continue to be flat as we work our way to the Arctic Ocean. It’s an unforgiving but magical place!

The Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean

Marty’s photo of the day #1565: One of the adventures in my new book, Endangered Edens (which will be published on January 8), is canoeing across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and along the coast of the Arctic Ocean. This Arctic Ocean shot wasn’t good enough to make the book, but it will give you […]

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