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Drunk shopping

Drunk shopping

Marty’s photo of the day #2350: With Spain in the news so much lately, I thought I’d share with you a fun excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Drunk shopping: After several days of conversing only between ourselves, Deb and I relished the opportunity to speak with someone […]

The Endurance, trapped in the ice

The Endurance, trapped in the ice

Marty’s photo of the day #2281: I don’t post about personal possessions, but I’m going to make the exception today, because the story behind it is so fascinating. Many of you know the story of Ernest Shackleton and his ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. On January 19, 1915 the Endurance became trapped in the ice off […]

The top of Canada

The top of Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #2263: When Deb and I look back on all our adventures for my book “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” the one we most frequently talk about repeating is our drive to the top of Canada. Someday, we will go there again! This photo shows the tundra in […]

The prey has a job to do

The prey has a job to do

Marty’s photo of the day #2228: Here’ an excerpt from my fist book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Woof! “Everyone, sit!” whispered Brian. “A pack of Cape hunting dogs is directly in front of us!” The dogs were an animal I had hoped, but never expected, to see. Cape hunting dogs are […]

Climbing the Matterhorn with Broken Hands and No Ropes

Climbing the Matterhorn with Broken Hands and No Ropes

Marty’s photo of the day #1776: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. The below excerpt from my book takes place after Deb, Emad (a Swiss-Egyptian friend of ours), and I attempted to climb partway up the Matterhorn (to the Hörnlihütte, […]

The Orchid-Mimic Spider

The Orchid-Mimic Spider

Marty’s photo of the day #1763: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from the Amazon Rainforest. This is an orchid-mimic spider, which we found inside the flower of a white orchid. It’s quite possible that I was […]

The most dangerous animal in the bush

The most dangerous animal in the bush

Marty’s photo of the day #1758: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is of a Cape buffalo in Zimbabwe. I lifted the below quote from my book. Brian, our guide, is giving us instructions before our 53-mile hike […]

How to photograph a charging elephant

How to photograph a charging elephant

Marty’s photo of the day #1755: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from Borneo, and the be low excerpt from my book tells the story of this shot (Stephen is our guide from the Dusun Segama tribe): […]

Calling a fur seal’s bluff

Calling a fur seal’s bluff

Marty’s photo of the day #1753: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is of a fur seal. I think you’ll find below an excerpt from the Antarctica of my book both informative and fun: One thing elephant seals […]

Surviving a hippo attack

Surviving a hippo attack

Marty’s photo of the day #1750: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo shows Deb and me laughing, after we were attacked by a hippo in Zimbabwe. The below excerpt from my book documents what happened. Enjoy!: Deb and […]

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