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Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Marty’s photo of the day #3301: Today’s reality changes how one views photos from the past. For instance, when viewing this photo I took while hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the thought that likely came to your mind was, “Oh! Look at all that great social distancing!” In reality, it was just our […]

Tundra plant life – extreme

Tundra plant life – extreme

Marty’s photo of the day #3227: Here’s a photo to brighten up your Monday. This is an extreme close-up of tundra plant life, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Zebra longwing butterfly

Zebra longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3217: I photographed this zebra longwing butterfly in the Everglades. A slightly different version of this photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

An anniversary in the rainforest

An anniversary in the rainforest

Marty’s photo of the day #3191: Being self-employed often means seldom taking a vacation. Before Deb and I traveled to all seven continents in four years, we had gone ten years without taking a vacation, other than occasional long-weekend backpacking trips. Even then, our seven continents of adventures were technically work, because I turned them […]

Flipper is a stupid name

Flipper is a stupid name

Marty’s photo of the day #3170: Today I’m featuring a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a bottlenose dolphin, photographed in Costa Rica. And no, his name was not Flipper. It was Hey-You. As Hey-You deftly pointed out to me, […]

Finding the toucan

Finding the toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #3161: The following short excerpt is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: As a writer, I know it’s my duty to add excitement here by spelling out the sound of the call—with lots of dashes and exclamation […]

Whimbrel vs. willet

Whimbrel vs. willet

Marty’s photo of the day #3152: Did you ever wonder how to tell the difference between a whimbrel (left) and a willet (right)? Well, now you know! I shot this photo in Costa Rica, and it appears in the full-color glossy glory in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

Batty photography

Batty photography

Marty’s photo of the day #3131: The following excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, describes the shot: When we planned our hike to the farmhouse, I immediately thought of the two-story farmhouse my grandparents had owned in northern Minnesota. I knew […]

Off to the editor!

Off to the editor!

Yay! I just sent Time Is Irreverent 3: Gone for Sixteen Seconds off to my editor. After I wrote my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents (published in 2007), it took me nine years to publish Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. […]

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3069: The following story, “Russians and the Cottonmouth,” comes from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: After a great day of alligators, snakes, and birds, I reluctantly turned my car around and headed west on the Loop Road. […]

Brown blunt-headed vine snake

Brown blunt-headed vine snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3044: Here’s a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I’m holding a brown blunt-headed vine snake. Though mildly venomous, she wasn’t “bitey,” and even if she was, I doubt that she was big enough to break […]

The Jago River

The Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2972: You are looking at the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Here the river is frozen, but a few miles to the north, the river drops onto the Arctic Coastal Plain and begins to flow. That’s where Deb and I got into a canoe and paddled the […]

Did I cut the wrong one?

Did I cut the wrong one?

Marty’s photo of the day #2967: As I was finishing up the Costa Rica chapter in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, I had to pick one of two Hecale longwing butterfly photos. This is the shot that got cut. Thinking about it […]

Bats in the farmhouse

Bats in the farmhouse

Marty’s photo of the day #2922: I took this photo in an abandoned farmhouse in the Costa Rican rainforest. This brief excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, details the shot: Entering the large, dark back room was intense. When I shined […]

Green Iguana

Green Iguana

Marty’s photo of the day #2914: Here’s another photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s a green iguana, photographed in Puerto Rico.

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Marty’s photo of the day #2907: Today’s bottlenose dolphin photo is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2906: Today’s photo is from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. You are looking at Fred the Eyelash Viper. He lived on a large leaf just outside the front door of the cabin Deb and I rented in […]

Brown pelicans in flight

Brown pelicans in flight

Marty’s photo of the day #2895: Here’s a photo from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” Brown pelicans in flight.

Howler monkey mother & child

Howler monkey mother & child

Marty’s photo of the day #2880: I originally featured this picture in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This is a baby howler monkey in the arms of her mother, photographed the Costa Rica.

Zebra longwing butterfly

Zebra longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2879: I originally featured this picture in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” It’s a zebra longwing butterfly, photographed the Everglades.

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