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You are the best mom . . .

You are the best mom . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2353: “You are always there to protect me on the coldest nights and in the thickest fog. You are the best mom in all of Antarctica!”

A penguin feeds her chick

A penguin feeds her chick

Marty’s photo of the day #2292: This morning has been a busy one, with a bunch of work-related issues that needed immediate attention. Consequently, I’m late with my photo of the day. And when I’m rushed, I always go to the stable of penguin photos on my hard drive. Let’s see . . . how […]

The penguin star

The penguin star

Marty’s photo of the day #2255: I’m so excited! My editor is ready to start on my new book, “Time is Irreverent.” Consequently, I have been spending the last several days going through the book one more time. I know it won’t happen, but whenever I finish a book, I still fantasize that my editor […]

Penguins in the fog

Penguins in the fog

Marty’s photo of the day #2113: Photographing in thick fog is difficult, as it confuses camera metering and focusing. Here’s a photo I was able to save of a gentoo penguin chick and mother, on an island, just off the coast of Antarctica.

Tiptoe through the guano!

Tiptoe through the guano!

Marty’s photo of the day #1881: Imagine if reincarnation turned out to be real. Imagine being obsessive-compulsive about germs and being reincarnated as a penguin. Imagine being that penguin and trying to cross a field of mud and guano without face-planting. You don’t have to imagine what you’d look like. Here’s your picture!   (Gentoo […]

Gentoo Beach

Gentoo Beach

Marty’s photo of the day #1870: I don’t remember exactly where I took this photo, but it was on one of the many islands just off the coast of Antarctica. These are gentoo penguins.

Gentoo penguin chicks

Gentoo penguin chicks

  Marty’s photo of the day #1764: 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 Antarctica. These are gentoo penguin chicks.

Gentoo penguin chick

Gentoo penguin chick

  Marty’s photo of the day #1694: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. “Hurry up and take the picture! It’s time for my nap.” (This is a gentoo penguin chick.)

Antarctica Rules

Antarctica Rules

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. Something I talk about in both my shows and my radio interviews is that one of the many things that makes Antarctica unique is that—unlike the animals on the other six continents—the […]

Penguin swimming lesson

Penguin swimming lesson

Marty’s photo of the day #1690: Did you know that penguins need to learn how to swim? I photographed this gentoo penguin swimming lesson on the coast of Antarctica. Soon the penguin with her head in the water will pop up and race around, announcing her accomplishment to all her companions.

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