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Prairie smoke

Prairie smoke

Marty’s photo of the day #4054: This is one of my favorite photos from Deb’s, Nellie’s, and my backpacking trip earlier this week. Prairie smoke was plentiful where we were hiking (in Anaconda Mountain Range of southwestern Montana), but it was difficult to photograph because the slightest breeze would swing the plant back and forth […]

A mother and her fawns

A mother and her fawns

Football with the Dog

Football with the Dog

Marty’s photo of the day #3884: Nellie: “Seriously Dad. When are you going to put away that camera and do something really important, like play football with the dog?”

An elk-line

An elk-line

Marty’s photo of the day #2662: Yesterday, at 9:00 a.m., we had at least ten elk pass within two hundred feet of our house. That’s not unusual, but it’s always a surprise when it happens without humans or dogs knowing about it. This shot is the first in a sequence of five photos of elk, […]

Leopard at dusk

Leopard at dusk

Marty’s photo of the day #2436: Anytime you can photograph a leopard in the wild, it’s special. I took this picture at dusk in Zimbabwe. Because of the lack of light, I really had to push my camera to get a usable image. The leopard disappeared into the bush moments later.

Momma flying squirrel

Momma flying squirrel

Marty’s photo of the day #2208: My home office has big windows, with a beautiful view of the mountains and the forest below. Two weeks ago, I happened to look out just in time to see a flying squirrel go by, with a gray squirrel in hot pursuit. The flying squirrel landed at the base […]

Backyard Elk

Backyard Elk

Marty’s photo of the day #2203: This elk walked by the motion-sensing camera in my backyard earlier this week.

The vultures get you in the end

The vultures get you in the end

Marty’s photo of the day #2186: Back on March 11 and March 12, I posted two photos from my motion-sensing camera: one of a coyote, and one of a fox. Both were checking out a dead deer that was two hundred feet below my house. I thought for sure that I would soon get photos […]

The Microwave Camera!

The Microwave Camera!

As a photographer, I’m always looking for unique camera equipment. According to Donald Trump’s spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway, one of the ways President Obama and others could have spied on Donald Trump was through “microwaves that turn into cameras.” I’ve been looking at my microwave, and I see popcorn, beverage, baked potato, and beverage buttons, but […]

Penguins in the fog

Penguins in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #2113: Photographing in thick fog is difficult, as it confuses camera metering and focusing. Here’s a photo I was able to save of a gentoo penguin chick and mother, on an island, just off the coast of Antarctica.

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