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Heading to ANWR

Heading to ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #2881: I originally featured this picture in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I shot this from the co-pilot’s seat of a little airplane on what is almost certainly the most dangerous flight in North America. We’re heading […]

Arctic lousewort

Arctic lousewort

Marty’s photo of the day #2795: Here’s a photo from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, just about fifteen miles south of the Arctic Ocean: Arctic lousewort. Tough little plant.

Fox on the tundra

Fox on the tundra

Marty’s photo of the day #2780: I’ll let a short excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot from the a few miles south of the Arctic Ocean: We watched with binoculars, as the fox zigzagged across the tundra, apparently […]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2717: Here’s a scenic shot from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In this photo, I’m facing south, toward the Brooks Range, and the Arctic Ocean is to my back, about thirty miles away. This is way too far north for trees—so there’s nowhere to hide if you have to go […]

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 […]

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