Marty’s photo of the day #2505: It’s unsettling to know that some of the things I wrote about in Time Is Irreverent, depicting America in 2056 as a theocracy, are starting to come true. Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard along the Mexican border. In my book, the guards are […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2457: I photographed this giant moth while night-hiking on the island of Borneo. Fortunately, it was unsuccessful at picking me up and carrying me to its lair.
Marty’s photo of the day #2405. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans would rather worship money than do something for the greater good, it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2385: This is one of those shots that is technically imperfect, but gets points for effort. I was on the island of Borneo and had spent the better part of an hour gaining the confidence of a troop of maroon langurs (also called leaf monkeys). When the langurs were on […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2380: Here’s one of the many unusual flowers I found while backpacking in Borneo’s rainforest. Sorry, but I don’t have an identification for this one.
Marty’s photo of the day #2365: Rainforest mushrooms on the island of Borneo.
Marty’s photo of the day #2358: Here’s an orangutan, photographed on the island of Borneo.
Marty’s photo of the day #2341: Yesterday, I posted a photo of a gorgeous orange caterpillar that I photographed on the island of Borneo. In response, Cheryl Bruso commented: “Oh man beautiful picture but every time I see orange I think of . . . well, you know. Do slugs and leaches come in the color orange […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2340: Here’s some intense color for your Thursday. (Photographed on the island of Borneo)
Marty’s photo of the day #2305: I photographed these orphaned baby orangutans while night-hiking through an orangutan rehabilitation facility in Borneo. These babies were supposed to be secured in pens at night, but they had escaped. And obviously the idea of escaping was much more exciting than the reality of heading for the rainforest, alone, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2277: This is an unidentified green tree frog that I photographed while backpacking deep in Borneo’s rainforest.
Marty’s photo of the day #2235: Why did the elephant cross the road? (Photographed on the island of Borneo).
Marty’s photo of the day #2206: When I photographed this pig-tailed macaque on the island of Borneo, the first thought that came to my mind was, “I know where the creators of Star Trek got the idea for Spock’s ears.
Marty’s photo of the day #2080: Deb’s and my first stop, before leaving on our Borneo backpacking trip with the Iban tribe, was the city of Kuching. This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the scene: Hand in hand, we strolled across the street to the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2140: Yesterday, I posted an underwater photo of an octopus, sitting on my feet, and wrote: “When I was a kid and got my first camera, I took a bunch of photos of my feet. My dad thought that was horrible, and threatened to take my camera away. If he […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2121: I was hiking in a Malaysian Borneo rainforest, during the height of the Iraq War, when I came across a high school camping trip. Yesterday I posted the boy’s photo; today I’m posting the girl’s photo. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I was the only white person for […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2120: I was hiking in Malaysian Borneo, when I came across what was obviously a high school camping trip. Although there are only boys in this photo, a group of girls posed for me in a different shot. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I took this photo during the […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2027: For those who have read my book “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” this is where Deb and I started the most challenging trek of our lives. We were on the island of Borneo, with the Iban tribe (once famous for headhunting). After journeying up a river […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1950: Here’s a walking stick that I photographed on the island of Borneo. I love how it has a little green on its back, mimicking a small growth of moss.
Marty’s photo of the day #1947: I haven’t posted an orangutan photo in a while. So let’s fix that now. And as much as I would like to agree with Bill Maher and say that Donald Trump looks like he had an orangutan for a father, I just can’t go there. Take this orangutan that […]