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Anhinga

Anhinga

Marty’s photo of the day #3799: Anhinga, photographed in the Everglades.

The safer of the two

The safer of the two

Marty’s photo of the day #3703: I love alligators and hope to return to the Everglades in the future to spend more time with them. Hey, at this moment spending time with a Florida alligator is a hell of a lot safer than spending time with a Florida anti-vaxxer.

White peacock butterfly

White peacock butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3696: Here’s a white peacock butterfly that I photographed in the Everglades. This photo also appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

White ibis

White ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #3632: White ibises, photographed in the Everglades.

Zebra longwing butterfly

Zebra longwing butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3591: Zebra longwing butterfly, photographed in the Everglades.

The evening alligator

The evening alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3485: This was one of the last photos of the evening during my solo adventure in the Everglades. I love how the flash catches the alligator’s eye.

B&W Alligator

B&W Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #3475: Today we are going super-artsy, with a black and white version of a well-camouflaged alligator I photographed in the Everglades.

Signed Marty Essen Books!

Signed Marty Essen Books!

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Thinking of alligators

Thinking of alligators

Marty’s photo of the day #3442: This morning I quite literally woke up thinking about alligators. Well, that and where the hell I’m going to go with the story in Time Is Irreverent 4, which I started writing yesterday. Anyway, alligators always seem to be getting the raw end of videos on Facebook and Twitter, […]

Trump is worse than a venomous snake bite

Trump is worse than a venomous snake bite

Marty’s photo of the day #3416: For Halloween, I searched my photos to come up with something scary to post. I really don’t find any animals all that scary, but this cottonmouth I photographed in the Everglades was as close as I could get. In truth, right now the only thing that scares me is […]

Cloudless sulfur butterfly

Cloudless sulfur butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3398: This is a cloudless sulfur butterfly, photographed in the Everglades.

American white ibis

American white ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #3360: This is an American white ibis, photographed in the Everglades.

Rainforest Boardwalk

Rainforest Boardwalk

Marty’s photo of the day #3305: Here’s and artsy photo that first appeared in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s an old, rotten boardwalk in the Costa Rican rainforest.

White ibis

White ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #3244: This is an American white ibis, photographed in the Everglades.

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.

Marty’s photo of the day #3196: If an alligator looks like this, and you aren’t peering through binoculars or a telephoto lens, you are using improper social distancing technique. Please remember to hold all conversations with alligators at a distance of at least fifteen feet. (Photographed in the Everglades)

Reflecting on the gator

Reflecting on the gator

Marty’s photo of the day #3145: An alligator in a reflection. Or is it an alligator reflecting—perhaps on her last meal? (Photographed in the Everglades)

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. […]

Alligator Reflections

Alligator Reflections

Marty’s photo of the day #3009: Today we go extreme artsy with “Alligator Reflections,” photographed in the Everglades.

White ibis

White ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #3001: Here’s a white ibis. Photographed in the Everglades.

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