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The curious leopard seal

The curious leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2359: This is leopard seal, and below is a short excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” about leopard seals: As inviting as the water looked, its temperature wasn’t the only reason to stay dry—a curious leopard seal had swum over to check us […]

Dempster Highway

Dempster Highway

Marty’s photo of the day #2336: This is the Dempster Highway, in the Yukon Territory. One of my favorite adventures, working on my book “”Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” was traveling to the top of Canada on this scenic dirt road.

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 […]

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2097: Here’s a photo from my latest book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” This is Fred the Eyelash Viper. He hung out near the door of our cabin during the week we were in Costa Rica. He didn’t move from […]

Just like Spider-Man

Just like Spider-Man

Marty’s photo of the day #2028: This spider monkey photo is from my travels for my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This photo didn’t make my book (others from the same shoot did), as the light wasn’t quite right. Here’s a brief except from Endangered […]

Don’t trip!

Don’t trip!

Marty’s photo of the day #1942: This photo shows Deb and our local friend Alfredo shopping in Iquitos, Peru. Here’s what I wrote about the scene in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Our final stop was the Belen Marketplace. Here hundreds of vendors sold fruits, vegetables, meats, and traditional […]

Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce

Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce

Marty’s photo of the day #1874: Today’s photo was an alternative shot for my book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” A similar shot—that was a bit better—made the book instead. This is Deb, kayaking in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce.

The amazing Puerto Rican Boa

The amazing Puerto Rican Boa

Marty’s photo of the day #1869: Today’s photo is from my new book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” This is a Puerto Rican boa, photographed at night, at the entrance to a cave. The amazing snake had just snatched a bat out of the air. […]

Central American Agouti Comedians

Central American Agouti Comedians

Marty’s photo of the day #1798: Here’s a photo from Costa Rica that didn’t make my new book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This Central American agouti stuck his tongue out at the same time I pushed the shutter button. Every rodent thinks he’s a comedian!

An Alligator is Watching

An Alligator is Watching

Marty’s photo of the day #1740: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week Pt 2, featuring pictures from my new book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. This short, humorous excerpt from my book explains the shot: Most of the water I had seen up to this […]

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