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Posts tagged Everglades

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2946: From one of those days when the light was just perfect. Today we go artsy with a reflective little blue heron shot I took while exploring the Everglades.

Larry the Alligator

Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2927: This is Larry the alligator. I spent a morning sitting with him when I was in the Everglades. Eventually Larry abandoned the old dirt road he was blocking and slipped into a pond, where he posed for this photo.

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.

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.

Toucan

Toucan

Marty’s photo of the day #2878: 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 toucan, photographed the Costa Rican rainforest.

White Peacock Butterfly

White Peacock Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2860: We travel to the Everglades for this photo I took of a white peacock butterfly.

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Alligator vs Everglades Racer

Marty’s photo of the day #2769: I’ll let an excerpt from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico, explain this shot: What’s that! My eyes widened. An Everglades racer was slithering past my knee, heading for the alligator. “This isn’t going to end well,” […]

Everglades surprise

Everglades surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #2766: Here’s a photo I took in the Everglades. I was hiking alone, when I heard some shuffling to my right. I cautiously parted a line of bushes to peer over a swampy pond. I expected to find an alligator looking at me, but instead it was this juvenile little […]

Hanging out with Larry the Alligator

Hanging out with Larry the Alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2737: This is an alligator I hung out with while hiking alone in the Everglades. One morning, I sat with this big guy for about an hour while he warmed up in the sun. I named him Larry. After all the stories of stupid people self-eliminating themselves from the gene […]

From my favorite spot in the United States

From my favorite spot in the United States

Marty’s photo of the day #2735: Here’s a photo from the Everglades that doubles as both an animal shot and a scenic shot. This is a little blue heron, photographed at a little-known location, which is just about my favorite spot in the United States. I wish I was there now.

Terns, terns, terns

Terns, terns, terns

Marty’s photo of the day #2726: Here’s a photo from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: Terns in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Which is better: nonfiction or fiction?

Which is better: nonfiction or fiction?

Most book authors either write nonfiction or fiction. I started out with nonfiction, publishing Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents in 2006 and following up with Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico in 2016. After that I switched to fiction, publishing Time Is Irreverent in 2018 […]

The world’s most beautiful brown bird

The world’s most beautiful brown bird

Marty’s photo of the day #2712: Of all the totally brown birds in the world, squirrel cuckoos get my vote for the most beautiful. I took this photo in Costa Rica. This image can also be found in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto […]

White Ibis

White Ibis

Marty’s photo of the day #2700: This is a white ibis, photographed in the Everglades. This picture is also featured in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

Damn branch!

Damn branch!

Marty’s photo of the day #2692: This is one of the many toucan photos I shot while hiking in the Costa Rican rainforest. Photographing birds in the rainforest is difficult, because they are often skittish, and branches, like the one at the bottom of this photo, just love to jump in the way at the […]

Oh, you’re venomous. Don’t bite!

Oh, you’re venomous. Don’t bite!

Marty’s photo of the day #2691: In this photo from Costa Rica, I’m holding a brown blunt-headed vine snake. The snake is rear-fanged-venomous, but not deadly. Besides, why would such a cute little thing want to bite me? Actually, just like the venomous cute little banded coral snake from Borneo that actually did bite me, […]

The intelligent alligator

The intelligent alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2679: I love alligators! Here’s a short blurb from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico”: Scientists consider crocodilians, including alligators, to be the most intelligent of the reptiles. Not only can they learn travel patterns of potential prey, […]

Canoeing the Jago River

Canoeing the Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2648: This is the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Deb and I canoed this river all the way across the refuge (some 35 miles) for my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Here the river is wide, […]

Katydid

Katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2647: This Katydid is one of the many unusual creatures featured in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” (Photographed in Costa Rica)

I hate SpeedConnect

I hate SpeedConnect

Marty’s photo of the day #2572: I’m on backup internet service this weekend. Because I live in the trees at the foot of a mountain, my internet options are limited. The only company (other than satellite and Verizon) that reaches me is SpeedConnect. Basically they shoot 40 miles down the Bitterroot Valley from Missoula and […]

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