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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 […]

A Canadian beauty

A Canadian beauty

Marty’s photo of the day #3921: I photographed this huge elk along the Athabasca River in Alberta, Canada.

Dall sheep

Dall sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #3774: This is a Dall sheep, sometimes called a thin-horn sheep. I photographed this beautiful animal in the Northwest Territories of Canada, eh?

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 […]

Note the rare sighting of . . .

Note the rare sighting of . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3617: This is the Yukon River in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Note the rare sighting of a wild golden retriever, in its natural habitat.

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 […]

Tundra plant life

Tundra plant life

Marty’s photo of the day #3510: Here’s a photo from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” You are looking at a close-up of tundra plant life, in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Dreaming of Canada

Dreaming of Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #3440: Deb and I keep talking about repeating our trip to the top of Canada. We couldn’t do it during the last several years, because our dogs were too old to come along. Now that we have our young Lab-mix, Nellie, the temptation to go again is even greater. She […]

Even Canada . . .

Even Canada . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3379: Deb and I had talked about going to Bonaire this fall, but Donald Trump decided that 200,000 COVID-19 deaths were a small price to pay if he could fool enough people into thinking things were fine and reelecting him. As an alternative, my wife and I also thought of […]

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Marty’s photo of the day #3359: Fall is almost here. While many of you have mixed feelings about that, here’s a preview of fall from the Yukon Territory of Canada.

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.

Tundra plant life

Tundra plant life

Marty’s photo of the day #3258: This is a close-up of tundra plant life, somewhere in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

To the top of Canada

To the top of Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #3176: When Deb and I reminisce about our travels on all seven continents, for my book Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, we inevitably talk about which ones we want to do again. One that I’m reasonably sure we will repeat is our trip to the top of Canada. It was so […]

Athabasca River Elk

Athabasca River Elk

Marty’s photo of the day #3011: I’m so glad I no longer use film cameras! I used film cameras for about half of my travels for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, before forever switching to digital. The bitch about film is that if something went wrong, I wouldn’t know […]

Canadian porcupine

Canadian porcupine

Marty’s photo of the day #2910: I haven’t posted a Canada photo recently, so here’s a porcupine photo from Deb’s and my adventure to the top of Canada, for the North American chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.

It’s about time . . .

It’s about time . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2793: I’ve been rejecting posting this photo practically since I started posting photos. The reason is that this aspen forest looked so much cooler in person than it does in the picture. But since I’ve been passing by this photo for so many years, it’s going up today. I wouldn’t […]

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