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Hanging in there to get the shot

Hanging in there to get the shot

Marty’s photo of the day #4163: When you’re dedicated to the craft of photography, sometimes you just have to hang in there to “get the shot.” Deb and I were quietly stalking a herd of elephants in the rainforest of Borneo, when a mother decided we were close enough and charged. I held my ground, […]

Campsite on the Zambezi

Campsite on the Zambezi

Marty’s photo of the day #4158: This was Deb’s and my first campsite, along the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. At night, the hippos came on shore and roared—just a stone’s throw away from our tents. And joining them were lions roaring, elephants trumpeting, and hyenas whooping!

Chacma baboons

Chacma baboons

Marty’s photo of the day #3945: For me, the most enjoyable aspect of Deb’s and my five-day hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe was that we never knew what we’d encounter from one moment to the next. We could hike for an hour and not see much more than impalas. Then, all of […]

Elephant charge!

Elephant charge!

Marty’s photo of the day #3694: Yesterday I posted a different elephant photo and someone (a bit tongue-in-cheek) wondered if the elephant was charging me. That elephant wasn’t charging, but this one is very much doing so. I was photographing this elephant while standing on the bank of a deep, dry riverbed. I wasn’t using […]

Elephant on foot

Elephant on foot

Marty’s photo of the day #3592: When Deb and I went to Zimbabwe to complete the last chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, I was determined to see the country on foot, not from the back of a Range Rover. The reason was for moments like this, when […]

The elephant surprise

The elephant surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #3391: I was exploring on my own in Zimbabwe, when I heard a series of cracks. I looked to my right, and there was this beautiful elephant. I had a zoom lens on my camera, so I wasn’t as close as this photo looks, but still, I was much closer […]

The most dangerous animal in Africa

The most dangerous animal in Africa

Marty’s photo of the day #3251: This is a Cape buffalo, photographed in Zimbabwe. From my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Brian carried a high-powered rifle as a defense against animal attacks. He paused to warn us about animals that could force him to use it: “Contrary to what you […]

Momma Elephant? Don’t mind us!

Momma Elephant? Don’t mind us!

Marty’s photo of the day #3023: For the last chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, I wanted something special for the big finish. When most people go to Africa, they are secured safely inside Land Rovers. Deb and I, however, hiked 53 miles across Mana Pools National Park […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Marty’s photo of the day #2614: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. C is for Cape Buffalo. What is the most dangerous animal in the African bush? Some people say lions, but nature guides say Cape buffalo. As one […]