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Sea lion in the sun

Sea lion in the sun

Marty’s photo of the day #2363: Aah! Another beautiful day on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico. Just let me sleep.

Hang in there, Martyman!

Hang in there, Martyman!

Marty’s photo of the day #2356: I apologize to Martyman fans. I’m well-aware that he’s been missing from my posts for well over a month. I’ve been so busy putting the final touches on my new book, “Time Is Irreverent,” that I just haven’t had a spare moment to set up any shots. In fact, […]

Mexican sunset

Mexican sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #2313: It occurred to me this morning that I’ve shot photos in way too many areas that have been hit by natural disasters within the past month: Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. I’ve also shot a bunch of photos in Washington, DC, but I’d have to classify those as […]

The Cactus-climbing starfish

The Cactus-climbing starfish

Marty’s photo of the day #2142: The rare and endangered cactus-climbing starfish was, perhaps, my best find last year while hiking on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Very few people ever get the chance to see this unusual animal in the wild, as they’re quite shy. Also, as a photographer, I had to approach with caution. Spooking […]

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #2141: Here’s a turkey vulture that I photographed while hiking in Mexico last year. If you look closely, you can see the sky through its nose.

Pussy Grabber in Chief: Week One

Pussy Grabber in Chief: Week One

Here’s a partial recap of Pussy Grabber in Chief Trump’s (hereinafter referred to as PGC) first week in office: 1) PGC gags the EPA and blesses the pipelines (because Republicans miss the days when rivers started on fire). 2) PGC protests an election he won and orders an investigation that all Americans will pay for. […]

Sea lion close up

Sea lion close up

Marty’s photo of the day #2077: I keep thinking that I’ve run out of presentable photos from my adventure last month in Mexico; then I find another one. Here’s a sea lion, hanging out on a prime rock, in the Sea of Cortez.

Awkward birding

Awkward birding

Marty’s photo of the day #2070: As mentioned previously, I photographed lots of birds in-flight last month in Mexico. I love the challenge of catching them as they dive or soar. They’re such graceful creatures. This black-crowned night-heron wasn’t one of them.

Beach Dogs

Beach Dogs

Marty’s photo of the day #2066: When I was on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico last month, my best friends were Chaco and Toby. Both dogs were rescued from bad situations as puppies and now enjoy good lives hanging out on the beach and at the eco-lodge we stayed at. Toby and I especially bonded. […]

Flight of the brown pelican

Flight of the brown pelican

Marty’s photo of the day #2065: Here’s another of my favorite in-flight photos from last month in Mexico. Unfortunately, at least from a photographer’s point of view, the brown pelicans were most active as soon as the sun dipped below the mountains. My camera was really fighting for light when I made this shot, so […]

Trump’s wall will protect Mexico’s beaches!

Trump’s wall will protect Mexico’s beaches!

Marty’s photo of the day #2063: It’s a good thing Donald Trump is building his wall. Should Americans ever learn about Mexico’s secret private beaches, like this one, hordes of people would soon flow over the border and ruin them. Hmmm . . . Perhaps the Mexican people are manipulating Donald Trump, just like Vladimir […]

Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #2062: While in Mexico, Deb and I—along with our new friends, beach dogs Chaco and Toby—went on one of our many hikes. This time we climbed to the top of a hill, littered with volcanic rocks. The footing was sometimes treacherous, but the view of the Sea of Cortez was […]

Birds in flight

Birds in flight

Marty’s photo of the day #2059: I enjoy the challenge of photographing birds in flight. It’s so difficult to get them in perfect focus! This black-crowned night-heron was one of several successful in-flight images I captured last month on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2057: Last month I featured an underwater shot from when Deb and I swam with sea lions in Mexico. This is another shot from that adventure. Swimming with the sea lions was so much fun! Especially when they’d come right up to my face—blowing bubbles. Here’s some background info: A […]

Pelican splat!

Pelican splat!

Marty’s photo of the day #2055: Brown pelicans are the only species of pelican that dive for their food. Watching them dive is a memorable sight, as they hit the water so hard and so fast, it looks like it should hurt. I had the opportunity to watch several brown pelicans in action when I […]

Pacific Loon

Pacific Loon

Marty’s photo of the day #2050: I photographed this Pacific loon in a river, along the coast of the Baja Peninsula. This was the only Pacific loon I saw while in Mexico. I love how the white speckles on her wings seem to produce their own light.

No snarky one-liner

No snarky one-liner

Marty’s photo of the day #2049: I feel like I should tag this photo with some sort of snarky political one-liner, like “This is Donald Trump’s brain ‘not on drugs,’” or “If karma really worked, this is what Rudy Giuliani’s hemorrhoids would look like,” but nothing strikes me as particularly funny this morning. Humph . […]

Yay! A week without Donald Trump news.

Yay! A week without Donald Trump news.

Marty’s photo of the day #2044: Here’s a sunrise view of where Deb and I stayed two weeks ago. Because I want to protect the octopuses’ privacy, I’m not going to publicly name the place (although if you are dying to go there, just email me, and I will let you know). However, I will […]

Cactuses or cacti? Octopuses or Octopi?

Cactuses or cacti? Octopuses or Octopi?

Marty’s photo of the day #2043: Since returning from Mexico, I have posted some photos and written about a few of the birds I found at sunrise atop giant cardón cactuses. And for you grammarians, yes “cactuses” is just as correct as “cacti.” The same goes for the plural of octopus, which can be either […]

Dog and human heaven

Dog and human heaven

Marty’s photo of the day #2040: Yesterday I wrote about the two beach dogs we befriended earlier this month in Mexico. Both Chaco (next to Deb) and Toby (next to me) were rescued from unfortunate situations when they were pups. They were brought to the remote place we stayed at, and they now enjoy happy, […]

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