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Brandt’s cormorant

Brandt’s cormorant

Marty’s photo of the day #3818: Here is a Brandt’s cormorant that I photographed in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

The Brandt’s Cormorant Trio

The Brandt’s Cormorant Trio

Marty’s photo of the day #3778: Here is a trio of Brandt’s cormorants that I photographed on a rocky island in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Vulture

Vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #3776: I photographed this vulture on an early morning, near the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

Mexico Loon

Mexico Loon

Marty’s photo of the day #3711: A loon, on a river, in Mexico.

Brown pelican

Brown pelican

Marty’s photo of the day #3579: Brown pelican, on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

Ravens

Ravens

Marty’s photo of the day #3575: Ravens at sunrise in Mexico.

Playing with octopuses

Playing with octopuses

Marty’s photo of the day #3489: This is one of the two octopuses Deb and I played with while visiting the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The story of our octopus adventure will appear in my sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer. That book is ready to go, […]

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Marty’s photo of the day #3478: Someday, late this year, we won’t have to socially distance either. (Sea lions, photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #3474: Sunset along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

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)

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