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A nature host’s last words

A nature host’s last words

Marty’s photo of the day #3368: From the final episode of The Aussie Hands-on Naturalist, the Animal Planet channel’s latest attempt to recreate the magic of Steve Irwin’s The Crocodile Hunter: “G’day mate! Look at that Sheila. Isn’t she a beauty? Well, I’m just gonna sneak up on her and give her a big ol’ […]

The Karma Bear

The Karma Bear

Marty’s photo of the day #3119: “No it’s not unfair, and it’s not a witch hunt. Sooner or later you’re going to have to come down and face the big Karma bear. I’ll wait.”

Bear hide-and-seek

Bear hide-and-seek

Marty’s photo of the day #3087: “One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, . . .”

Calliope hummingbird

Calliope hummingbird

Marty’s photo of the day #2950: In the summer, I move my office out to the front porch. That means that while I work a wide variety of animals pass in front of me. On some days it could be a moose, a bear, a herd of elk, wild turkeys, or a peacock. But every […]

When a bear and photographer meet in the woods

When a bear and photographer meet in the woods

Marty’s photo of the day #2898: I try not to post the same species too often, but there are so many photos that I love from the bear encounter while hiking in Yellowstone National Park that I can’t let languish on my hard drive. I had a lightweight telephoto lens on my camera when the […]

Mother and foal

Mother and foal

Marty’s photo of the day #2893: Early each morning I go on a bike ride (I live on a steep mountain hill, so it’s my daily workout), and each morning brings me a new sight. It could be a bear, a moose, a deer, an elk, or even a groundhog. The last few mornings, I’ve […]

The pronghorn with the curly eyebrows

The pronghorn with the curly eyebrows

Marty’s photo of the day #2885: While in Yellowstone National Park this past weekend, I had two experiences where I stood stationary while an animal approached closer and closer, to the point that I’d never before been so close to that species in the wild. Later this week, I’ll share the bear close encounter. Today, […]

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys

Marty’s photo of the day #2663: Yesterday I posted a photo of a herd of elk passing by my motion-sensing camera, and today I’m posting some wild turkeys. But what I really want to capture is our local peacock (who is very shy) and the momma bear and her cub. I know that the peacock […]

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2506: Early each morning I go on a bike ride. Since it’s still dark, I’m always scanning for mountain lions, bears, and sasquatches in my path. Two days ago, I was heading down the narrow dirt road from my house and my bike light caught what appeared to be a […]

A grizzly family outing

A grizzly family outing

Marty’s photo of the day #2442: I had the privilege of watching this momma grizzly and her cubs for about twenty minutes. They came down the side of a mountain and lingered on their way across the valley floor. They finally took off when a huge bison wandered their way. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Grass bear

Grass bear

Marty’s photo of the day #2383: “I am a big fierce bear! . . . Hold on. I’ll get back to that in a bit, after I graze like a friendly little bunny.”

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