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Spotted round ray

Spotted round ray

Marty’s photo of the day #3366: Today we go to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico for a little underwater photography. This is a spotted round ray.

The pelican dive

The pelican dive

Marty’s photo of the day #3331: This is a brown pelican in mid-dive. Photographed on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Western Gulls

Western Gulls

Marty’s photo of the day #3307: Western gulls, photographed on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Baja California Peninsula

Baja California Peninsula

Marty’s photo of the day #3262: Here’s a scenic shot of the Baja California Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Holding an octopus

Holding an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #3254: My wife, Deb, holds an octopus in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Cardón cactus

Cardón cactus

Marty’s photo of the day #3219: This is a cardón cactus, photographed on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico.

Watch out!

Watch out!

Marty’s photo of the day #3193: When Deb and I were hiking in Mexico, we had to be extra careful to avoid the rock monsters.

It looks fake

It looks fake

Marty’s photo of the day #3177: This is a night heron, taking off along the Sea of Cortez. It’s also one of my weirdest shots from Mexico. Doesn’t it look like I just digitally placed the bird into the scene?

Sea lion swimming lesson

Sea lion swimming lesson

Marty’s photo of the day #3168: I didn’t do well when this sea lion gave me a swimming lesson. I totally failed on the swimming upside-down while holding my breath for more than ten minutes part. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

Sharp close-up

Sharp close-up

Marty’s photo of the day #3162: I shot this cactus close-up on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

Hangin’ with an octopus

Hangin’ with an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #3150: Just sittin’ on the floor of the Sea of Cortez, with a very mellow octopus on my feet. Oh, did she fall asleep? (Photographed in Mexico)

Night heron in flight

Night heron in flight

Marty’s photo of the day #3147: I debated cropping this black-crowned night heron photo, but I like the mountains in the background. To me, it gives the viewer more of a sense of flight. (Photographed in Mexico)

Trump Mountain

Trump Mountain

Marty’s photo of the day #3121: Everyone knows that Donald Trump loves having things named after him. Therefore, I propose that Mexico name this geological feature after him. The rocks you see are white, because they are covered with bird guano. What could be more fitting than naming a mountain of shit after the shittiest […]

Ravens in Mexico

Ravens in Mexico

Marty’s photo of the day #2963: This raven photo is from a few years ago, during one of my early morning hikes, on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.

Beach dog: why photos are better than videos

Beach dog: why photos are better than videos

Marty’s photo of the day #2901: While both videos and pictures have their place, if I had to choose, I’d go with the latter. A single photo can bring back so many memories—so many emotions! This is a photo I took from the yurt Deb and I rented along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico […]

Trump fans take note!

Trump fans take note!

When I published Time Is Irreverent, conservative Christian Republicans were furious with how I depicted them. Hell, I even suggested that the theocracy coming out of the reign of “President Handley” would advocate shooting brown people crossing the border from Mexico. Then, last night, while Donald Trump was whining at a rally about brown people […]

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

Marty’s photos of the day #2762: This is an American oystercatcher. One of the many stunning bird species I photographed along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

How to eat banana bread like a Martyman

How to eat banana bread like a Martyman

For the next week, Deb is on a huge cruise ship, heading for Mexico, and I’m home alone. My wife, being the big weaver-lebrity she is, is one of the featured speakers/teachers on a “Weaving at Sea Cruise.” She invited me to come along, but being on a ship with two thousand other people just […]

Cactus wren nest

Cactus wren nest

Marty’s photo of the day #2710: Cactus wren nest, photographed in Mexico.

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2693: This turkey vulture was perched on a tall cactus, located on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Over approximately twenty minutes, I stealthily approached to get close enough for this shot.

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