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You’d almost have to be roadkill

You’d almost have to be roadkill

Marty’s photo of the day #3962: Hello one final time from Athens, West Virginia. In a few hours, I drive 180 miles south to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to begin my trip back home to Montana (arriving near midnight). Today’s photo is from my behind the scenes tour this past Saturday at the Tanglewood […]

The amazing barred owl

The amazing barred owl

Marty’s photo of the day #3870: This is me and an amazing barred owl I was privileged to be able to hold. I was on a college speaking tour in New York and filled in a weekend date with a show at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira, NY. After the show, the director gave […]

Florida kingsnake

Florida kingsnake

Marty’s photo of the day #3484: Several years ago, I was on a college speaking tour in New York. One of my weekend filler engagements was at the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira. After my show, I got to hold a whole bunch of animals, including this Florida kingsnake.

Speaking tour food

Speaking tour food

When I’m at home, I watch my weight and exercise. When I’m on a college speaking tour, as I am in New York this week, I’m not quite as careful. Nevertheless, to avoid eating in restaurants the entire time, I headed over to a supermarket this evening and picked up some healthier foods to bring […]

Penguin scenic

Penguin scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3065: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. Today we have a gentoo penguin mother and chick, photographed along the coast of Antarctica.

The Great Sphinx of Giza Iceberg

The Great Sphinx of Giza Iceberg

Marty’s photo of the day #3063: Since I’m in New York all week, presenting Around the World in 90 Minutes at colleges, all my pictures this week will be from that show. I took today’s photo in “The Iceberg Graveyard” along the coast of Antarctica. This iceberg reminds me of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Misadventures from my New York speaking tour

Misadventures from my New York speaking tour

So it’s going to be one of those tours! Yesterday I had a full day’s worth of flights from Missoula, MT to Syracuse, NY. I had the early morning United Airlines flight out of Missoula (the tackiest, most incompetent airport in America). First my Missoula flight was delayed because of a cold air plane, then […]

Greetings from New York

Greetings from New York

Marty’s photo of the day #3062: Greetings from New York! I am here all week on a college speaking tour. Here’s a photo from my show, Around the World in 90 Minutes. This is a spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. When full-grown, this little cutie will reach 8 feet in length.

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