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And in this corner . . .

And in this corner . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2423: Fur seals sparring on Aitcho Island, near Antarctica.

Honoring endangered species, part 7

Honoring endangered species, part 7

Marty’s photo of the day #2408: This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans would rather worship money than do something for the greater good, it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

Charging Fur Seal

Charging Fur Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2388: This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the shot: As Olle and the others meandered away, I lagged behind to take some photos. In the midst of setting up a shot, I inadvertently invaded the personal space of a fur […]

Fur Seal

Fur Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2343: I photographed this fur seal on Deception Island, which is off the coast of Antarctica. Many people consider fur seals to be the animal with the most luxurious coat in the world. Because of that, sealers slaughtered them their pelts, and these beautiful animals almost went extinct. Fortunately, fur […]

Fur Seal

Fur Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2149: Here’s one of my favorite fur seal photos. I took it on an island off the coast of Antarctica. These seals almost went extinct, due to over-hunting. Fortunately, international protection arrived just in time, and the seals have made a nice comeback.  

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 […]

Fur Seal in the Fog

Fur Seal in the Fog

Marty’s photo of the day #1691: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. I photographed this fur seal on Aitcho Island, which is ninety miles west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Photographing in the fog made for some eerie images, but it was also a challenge—both […]

Danger! Danger! Well, sort of danger,

Danger! Danger! Well, sort of danger,

Marty’s photo of the day #1531: Here’s another photo from Antarctica. A short except from my book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet,” explains this shot: We continued along the outcrop until we reached four more fur seals. The handsome pinnipeds watched us for a few minutes before breaking into a sparring match. They chased each other […]

S is for Seal

S is for Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #1473: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. S is for Seal. Female Antarctic fur seals weigh up to 150 pounds and males up to 460 pounds. Antarctic fur seals were hunted to near extinction, […]

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