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The old uncle owl-sitter

The old uncle owl-sitter

Marty’s photo of the day #3496: Here’s another photo from the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. This is a very large juvenile long-eared owl. The mother was out hunting, but fortunately an old uncle was nearby to babysit the youngster.

Even better than a baby owl

Even better than a baby owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3270: Yesterday I posted a baby long-eared owl photo, because I sensed a lot of you could use a baby owl fix. That owl seemed to cheer people up, so this morning I thought, “How can I do even better than a baby owl?” The answer was obvious. Three baby […]

Baby long-eared owl

Baby long-eared owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3269: I don’t know about you, but I could use a baby long-eared owl fix right about now. (Photographed in Montana)

Sarcasm has your back

Sarcasm has your back

Marty’s photo of the day #3233: “So Donald Trump has now established that any American can say anything, no matter how dangerous, and claim it was ‘sarcasm’ if it comes back to bite them in the ass. He’s a hoot!” (Long-eared owl, photographed in Montana.)

Long-eared owl

Long-eared owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3203: Long-eared owl, photographed in Montana.

Long-eared owl comedian

Long-eared owl comedian

Marty’s photo of the day #2979: “So Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin walk into a bar, and the bartender says to Donald, ‘I asked you to bring in two people who could vouch for your integrity, and that’s the best you can do?’”

A baby long-eared owl . . . awwww!

A baby long-eared owl . . . awwww!

Marty’s photo of the day #2802: For all those looking forward to spring, here’s a photo I took a few springs ago—a baby long-eared owl. Awwww!

You’ve got the look

You’ve got the look

Marty’s photo of the day #2639: If you are married or in a long-term relationship, I guarantee you’ve seen this look before—or given it. (Long-eared owl, photographed in Montana.)

Young long-eared owls

Young long-eared owls

Marty’s photo of the day #2497: I found these young long-eared owls on my morning bike ride two years ago. Soon I will have to start checking the tree every morning to see if mom has come back to raise another family.

A lynx for every state of mind

A lynx for every state of mind

Marty’s photo of the day #2441: Yesterday I mentioned that I have tons of long-eared owl photos from a day I spent with a researcher banding owls, and how each shot featured a different owl emotion—from happy to sad to excited. I also have tons of Canada lynx photos from an afternoon I spent in […]

An owl for every state of mind

An owl for every state of mind

Marty’s photo of the day #2440: I have tons of long-eared owl photos from when I spent a day in the field with a researcher catching and banding owls. I try to post one every six months or so. As I looked over the photos, trying to decide which one to post today, I realized […]

Long-eared owl

Long-eared owl

Marty’s photo of the day #2367: I have tons of long-eared owl photos from several years ago, when I spent a day in the field catching and banding owls with owl researcher Denver Holt. Every once in a while, it’s fun to dig up a new one and post it.

Happy Earth Day! Sorry, Republicans

Happy Earth Day! Sorry, Republicans

Marty’s photo of the day #2161: Happy Earth Day! Sorry Republicans. I know this liberal day stands for everything you vote against, and that preserving the planet for future generations must really depress you. But don’t despair. Your holiday, Black Lungs Are Fun Day, is only a month away.

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