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Honoring endangered species, part 3

Honoring endangered species, part 3

Marty’s photo of the day #2404. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans would rather worship money than do something for the greater good, it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

Flying Fox

Flying Fox

Marty’s photo of the day #2344: This is a spectacled flying fox. She and hundreds of her friends were feeding in the trees surrounding a cabin we rented in Queensland, Australia.

Queensland swimming hole

Queensland swimming hole

Marty’s photo of the day #2264: Here’s a nice little swimming hole, along the Queensland coast. Just make sure that you can swim faster than the resident crocodiles!

Queensland cave

Queensland cave

Marty’s photo of the day #2245: I took this photo in Queensland, Australia. I am deep inside a cave, looking up at the ceiling.

Galah

Galah

Marty’s photo of the day #2238: I photographed this galah (also known as a rose-breasted cockatoo) in Queensland, Australia.

Spectacled flying fox

Spectacled flying fox

Marty’s photo of the day #2055: Here’s a spectacled flying fox, photographed in Queensland, Australia. These beautiful fruit bats have a wingspan of three feet.

Are you on the correct side of the road?

Are you on the correct side of the road?

Marty’s photo of the day #2054: This is a typical rural road in Queensland, Australia. Note that the pavement (Aussies call it bitumen) is only wide enough for one car. So what happens is that everyone drives down the middle, no matter which way they are going. When two cars meet, they pull to their […]

Burton’s legless lizard

Burton’s legless lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2144: Here’s a Burton’s legless lizard that I photographed in Queensland, Australia. Why isn’t this a snake? It has external ear-openings, little skin flaps near its cloaca—where it used to have legs before it evolved—and if you grabbed its tail, the tail would fall off.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation

Marty’s photo of the day #2093: Cape Tribulation (Queensland, Australia).

White-lipped tree frog

White-lipped tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1814: White-lipped tree frog, Queensland, Australia.

Herbie the Agile Wallaby

Herbie the Agile Wallaby

Marty’s photo of the day #1775: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.   Deb is holding Herbie, an eleven month old agile wallaby (Queensland, Australia). In a few months, Herbie would be ready to be released back into the wild.

If this were the Crocodile Hunter . . . .

If this were the Crocodile Hunter . . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #1767: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from Queensland, Australia, and the below excerpt from my book tells the story of the shot: Eventually Chris uttered the words I didn’t want to […]

Australia has dragons!

Australia has dragons!

Marty’s photo of the day #1757: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from Australia, and the below excerpt from my book tells the story of the shot: I had paid for a two-and-a-half-hour night walk, but neither […]

Annie the Black Flying Fox

Annie the Black Flying Fox

Marty’s photo of the day #1703: This is Annie—a black flying fox that I photographed in Queensland, Australia. Annie lives at a research facility, because she spent her early years as someone’s pet and never learned how to fly. Annie, now sixteen-years-old, is used in a breeding program. Once her pups are old enough, researchers […]

Black flying fox

Black flying fox

Marty’s photo of the day #1572: This is Annie, the black flying fox. (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Apostlebird

Apostlebird

Marty’s photo of the day #1570: I photographed this Apostlebird in Queensland, Australia. The bird gets its name because people claim to see it most frequently in groups of twelve.

B is for Boyd’s Forest Dragon

B is for Boyd’s Forest Dragon

Marty’s photo of the day #1453: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. Special thanks to my wife, Deb, and the multiple glasses of wine we drank as we mapped out this month. B is for Boyd’s Forest Dragon. If […]

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