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The intelligent alligator

The intelligent alligator

Marty’s photo of the day #2679: I love alligators! Here’s a short blurb from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico”: Scientists consider crocodilians, including alligators, to be the most intelligent of the reptiles. Not only can they learn travel patterns of potential prey, […]

Puerto Rican forest

Puerto Rican forest

Marty’s photo of the day #2672: This is the wet tropical forest in the interior of Puerto Rico.

Canoeing the Jago River

Canoeing the Jago River

Marty’s photo of the day #2648: This is the Jago River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Deb and I canoed this river all the way across the refuge (some 35 miles) for my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. Here the river is wide, […]

Katydid

Katydid

Marty’s photo of the day #2647: This Katydid is one of the many unusual creatures featured in my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Long-billed hermit

Long-billed hermit

Marty’s photo of the day #2531: I photographed this long-billed hermit in Costa Rica. This photo also appears in my book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.”

Puerto Rico electric vs paper towels

Puerto Rico electric vs paper towels

Marty’s photo of the day #2518: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I’m digging into my Puerto Rico photos. The series ended last night with each team winning a game. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that the final game would be “electric,” with Twins’ Puerto […]

Baseball and boas

Baseball and boas

Marty’s photo of the day #2517: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I’m digging into my Puerto Rico photos. The island really needs these games as a pick-me-up, after the Trump administration botched the hurricane recovery efforts (they have enough paper towels now, however). Both […]

Baseball in Puerto Rico . . . and iguanas too!

Baseball in Puerto Rico . . . and iguanas too!

Marty’s photo of the day #2516: In honor of the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians baseball games in Puerto Rico this week, I thought I’d dig into my Puerto Rico photos. The island really needs these games as a pick-me-up, after the Trump administration botched the hurricane recovery efforts (they have enough paper towels now, […]

Adelaide’s warbler

Adelaide’s warbler

Marty’s photo of the day #2500: It’s seems like for photo number 2500, I should pick something special. Okay, I can’t say that any one animal is more special than any other. Hmm . . . let’s go to Puerto Rico. Here’s an Adelaide’s warbler.

Puerto Rico Fisherman

Puerto Rico Fisherman

Marty’s photo of the day #2468: I took this photo along the coast of Puerto Rico. I love the feel of this shot: a fisherman getting in a few last casts before the storm moves in. Oh, and standing off to the side, just out of the picture, is Donald Trump. Should the storm suddenly […]

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Marty’s photo of the day #2460: This is a young Jesus Christ lizard, ready to make his on-top-of-the-water run. The lizards do their run on their hind legs and are hilarious to watch. (Photographed in Costa Rica. From my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.)

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

Fiddler crab

Fiddler crab

  Marty’s photo of the day #2329: I photographed this fiddler crab in Puerto Rico several years back. I’m pretty sure most of Puerto Rico’s residents struck the same pose earlier this week, when Golden Shower Donald arrived to throw paper towels to the “ingrates.”

Martyman is in Puerto Rico, helping with hurricane releif efforts

Martyman is in Puerto Rico, helping with hurricane releif efforts

Martyman is now on the ground in Puerto Rico, helping with the hurricane relief efforts. He had stowed away in the carton containing the paper towels Donald Trump tossed into the crowd. When I asked Martyman how he was able to know which roll to hide in, so he’d actually be thrown by our egomaniacal […]

Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico

Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2326: This photo from Puerto Rico demonstrates the effect of the island’s interior mountains. Most of Puerto Rico has a tropical climate, with rainforests, but the Guánica State Forest, on the southwestern side of the island, is dry, as the mountains block much of the rain. Here the cacti grow […]

Hey Republicans! I know you still insist that Donald Trump isn’t a bigot. . . .

Hey Republicans! I know you still insist that Donald Trump isn’t a bigot. . . .

Hey Republicans! I know you still insist that Donald Trump isn’t a bigot, and that you are not a bigot for voting for him. I also know that anything I write won’t change your mind. Nevertheless, I have to try.   Here’s what Donald Trump tweeted at 5:19 a.m. this morning: “Such poor leadership ability […]

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2322: This morning, at 5:19 a.m., President Evil tweeted, “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” So […]

San Juan, in happier times

San Juan, in happier times

Marty’s photo of the day #2321: All this week I am featuring photos I took while visiting Puerto Rico. Here’s San Juan, in happier times.

Marine Toad

Marine Toad

Marty’s photo of the day #2320: This week I am featuring photos I took while visiting Puerto Rico.  This is a marine toad. The world’s largest species of toad.

President Evil and Puerto Rico

President Evil and Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2319: I read how President Evil is blaming Puerto Rico for much of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Instead, the only humans deserving blame are Republican politicians, for their more than thirty years of global warming denial, votes against the environment, and renewable energy obstruction. With that in mind, […]

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