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On the tundra

On the tundra

Marty’s photo of the day #4218: Here’s a close-up of the tundra in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Not all of it looks like this, of course. Just a few feet away was a collection of tiny green and yellow plants, and just a few feet from there was another collection of different tiny plants, […]

Best campsite in Canada

Best campsite in Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #4216: I shot this photo from the best campsite of Deb’s and my adventure to the top of Canada and back. This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, tells the story: The rest of our afternoon was uneventful—if you can call driving […]

Faro in the fog

Faro in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #4215: Somehow, through the years, the file containing all the Sony Mavica photos from Deb’s and my 2002 adventure to the top of Canada disappeared from my computers. That old digital camera recorded onto mini-CDs. Even by today’s standards that camera took great still and macro photos (but lousy photos […]

Hiking with the herd

Hiking with the herd

Marty’s photo of the day #4072: I shot this photo many years ago, when Deb and I spent a day hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Roughly 200,000 caribou take part in the 1,500 mile round trip between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. It is the longest […]

Dogs make the trip!

Dogs make the trip!

Marty’s photo of the day #3768: When Deb and I traveled the world for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, I loved all of our adventures. Even so, our least exotic trip, to the top of Canada, always gives me the warmest feelings when I think back about it. That’s […]

Peel River Ferry

Peel River Ferry

Marty’s photo of the day #3661: This is the Peel River ferry crossing, one hundred miles before reaching the village of Inuvik at the top of Canada. When Deb and I were here as part of my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” our dogs Kate and Annie joined us. It […]

Camera nerd weekend

Camera nerd weekend

Marty’s photo of the day #3619: Deb, Nellie, and I have a backpacking trip planned for this summer as well as a fall trip to the very top of Canada. I usually carry a small pocket camera along with a Canon DSLR with several lenses. Our upcoming adventures served as an excuse to buy a […]

To the top of Canada!

To the top of Canada!

Marty’s photo of the day #3580: Deb and I have renewed our passports in anticipation of reprising our epic trip to the top of Canada this fall. Our original trip, documented in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, featured me standing in the midst of a pack of howling wolves […]

Wolves in the night

Wolves in the night

Marty’s photo of the day #3552: I took this photo from my favorite campsite ever. Deb and I were in the Yukon Territory, traveling for the Canada chapter of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. After we snuggled into our tent with our dogs, a wolf started howling next to […]

Yukon Territory in the fall

Yukon Territory in the fall

Marty’s photo of the day #3546: This is the Yukon Territory in the fall. One of Deb’s and my favorite trips for my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” was when we traveled all the way to the top of Canada in September 2002. Now that we have a real, competent […]

Canada scenic

Canada scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3271: I took this scenic photo way-north in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Here, it’s too far north for trees to grow, and if you look closely you can see a tiny section of the great Porcupine caribou migration.