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Metaphorically circling the GOP

Metaphorically circling the GOP

Marty’s photo of the day #2386: Readers of my by second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico,” will recognize this black vulture photo. Just think, eleven months from now millions of these will be metaphorically circling the Republican Party.

Two-for-one special on signed copies of Endangered Edens!

Two-for-one special on signed copies of Endangered Edens!

Signed books are always special gifts, and Black Friday crowds are a bitch. Today thru Sunday I am offering a two-for-one deal on my second book, Endangered Edens. The book retails for $19.95, but this weekend you can get two signed copies for $19.95, plus $6.05 Priority Mail shipping. This book features 180 stunning color […]

The alligator photo that didn’t make it

The alligator photo that didn’t make it

Marty’s photo of the day #2335: One of the most difficult jobs I had in working on the Everglades chapter for Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico was selecting which alligator photos to include. For animals that are unable to change their facial expressions, they still, […]

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

May the Yankees be the bat and the Twins be the boa!

May the Yankees be the bat and the Twins be the boa!

Marty’s photo of the day #2325: Today’s photo is of a Puerto Rican boa constricting a bat. When I was in Puerto Rico, working on my second book, Endangered Edens, Deb and I hiked out to a cave to watch this amazing feat of nature. Puerto Rican boas hung by their tails and plucked the […]

Great Egret

Great Egret

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Hang on, Mr. Alligator!

Marty’s photo of the day #2301: Here’s one of my good buddies from my Everglades adventure in 2013, working on my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Now, of course, I worry terribly about all the wildlife in the Everglades. Hang on Mr. Alligator! Stay […]

A tiny, epic battle

A tiny, epic battle

Marty’s photo of the day #2279: Nature isn’t always pretty. While in Costa Rica, Deb and I witnessed an epic battle between a four-lined ameiva lizard and a large katydid. One wouldn’t expect the katydid to have a chance, but it was obviously releasing some sort of bad-tasting chemical. Each time we thought the lizard […]

Katydid

Katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2266: I photographed this Katydid in Costa Rica. You can find this katydid, as well as several other unusual katydids, in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”

Great Curassow

Great Curassow

Marty’s photo of the day #2258: Here’s a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This is a male great curassow, photographed in Costa Rica.

The coast of Costa Rica

The coast of Costa Rica

Marty’s photo of the day #2064: I took this photo from a small airplane. Below is the coast of Costa Rica. We would be landing soon. Good things were ahead! This photo is from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Northern Alaska from the Air

Northern Alaska from the Air

Marty’s photo of the day #2061: I took this photo from the copilot’s seat of a tiny airplane, on the way to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s somewhere in northern Alaska, on the southern side of the Brooks Range. This photo is from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

The Frozen Jago River

The Frozen Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2162: This is the start of the Jago River in the Brooks Range. Here the river is frozen. But just a few miles to the north, the river enters the lower-level plains of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and melts. That’s where Deb and I got into inflatable canoes and […]

Arctic Ocean Ice

Arctic Ocean Ice

Marty’s photo of the day #2060: After canoeing across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Deb and I continued out across of a section of the Arctic Ocean. This beautiful ice chuck field was at the northernmost point of our journey. This photo is from my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa […]

Rotten Boardwalk

Rotten Boardwalk

Marty’s photo of the day #2154: I photographed this rotten boardwalk in Costa Rica. I was curious as to where the boardwalk led, so I tried to walk across it. Never cross a rotten boardwalk over a body of water, unless you are prepared to get wet. This photo is also featured in my latest […]

ANWR from the Air

ANWR from the Air

Marty’s photo of the day #2153: I took this photo from the window of a small charter airplane, as we left Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean and flew south over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A week earlier, we had camped near the lower right corner of this picture and climbed to the top […]

Larry the Alligator

Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2152: I named this alligator Larry, and I spent some time with him in the Everglades. This photo is also featured in my latest book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” I named this alligator Larry, and I spent some time […]

Toucan

Toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #2150: Here’s a toucan that I photographed in Costa Rica. This photo is also featured in my latest book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”

My new novel is coming along great!

My new novel is coming along great!

Yay! I just finished the first draft of my new novel. My two previous books were nonfiction, so this is my first attempt at fiction. I started the book right after Christmas, with the goal of having the first draft done by the end of May. It’s amazing how much easier it is to write […]

White-lined bat

White-lined bat

Marty’s photo of the day #2111: Here’s a photo from my book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” It’s a white-lined bat, photographed in an abandoned farmhouse in Costa Rica.

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