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Australian green tree frog

Australian green tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #3255: This is an Australian green tree frog, also known as a White’s tree frog, a dumpy tree frog, or as her friends call her, Sally. (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Spectacled flying fox

Spectacled flying fox

Marty’s photo of the day #3243: This is a spectacled flying fox, photographed in Queensland, Australia. These bats have a three-foot-wide wingspan.

It’s a baby wallaroo!

It’s a baby wallaroo!

Marty’s photo of the day #3240: In this photo, my wife, Deb, is feeding Bonnie, a silver wallaroo. Bonnie was in her mother’s pouch, when the two were hit by a car. The mother didn’t survive, but Bonnie was rescued and eventually released back into the wild. (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Don’t ever call anyone birdbrained again!

Don’t ever call anyone birdbrained again!

Marty’s photo of the day #3226: “Let me get this straight. . . . You protested in mass at Michigan’s State Capitol, chanting ‘Lock her up!’ because Governor Gretchen Whitmer was trying to save your sorry ass? Please don’t ever, ever call anyone ‘birdbrained’ again!” (Apostlebird, photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Snow vs. Sand

Snow vs. Sand

Marty’s photo of the day #3161: As much as I enjoy winter (we got 5 inches of snow overnight), I’d enjoy being back on this Cape Tribulation beach even more. (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Wallaroo cuteness

Wallaroo cuteness

Marty’s photo of the day #3158: Deb holds Bonnie—a baby silver wallaroo. Bonnie was in her mother’s pouch when they were hit by a car. Bonnie survived and was eventually released back into the wild. (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Learning to fly

Learning to fly

Marty’s photo of the day #3066: 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. This is Annie, a 16 year-old black flying fox that I got to hold while visiting a bat rehabilitation facility in Queensland, Australia. […]

Where did the flying fox go?

Where did the flying fox go?

Marty’s photo of the day #3057: “Hmmm. . . . There was a flying fox around here somewhere. Any idea where she went? ” (Photographed at The Bat House, a flying fox research facility in northern Queensland, Australia)

The Aussie Fangs-O-Death

The Aussie Fangs-O-Death

Marty’s photo of the day #2937: Marty: “Look. It’s an Aussie fangs-o-death!” Deb: “Wow! She’s almost as big as my hand.” Marty: “Great idea! Put your hand behind her for size-comparison.” Deb: “Like this?” Marty: “No. Closer.” Deb: “Like this?” Marty: “Still not close enough.” Deb: (takes a deep breath) “How’s this?” Marty: (smirks) “Just […]

The crocodiles would . . .

The crocodiles would . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2842: Here’s a scenic shot from northern Queensland, Australia. The crocodiles would like to encourage you to go for a swim.

Animals A to Z. The Letter B

Animals A to Z. The Letter B

Marty’s photo of the day #2613: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. B is for Boyd’s Forest Dragon. If Boyd’s forest dragons could sing, every punk rock band would want one for its lead singer. I photographed this lizard […]

White-lipped tree frog

White-lipped tree frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2557: Today we go to the wet tropics of Queensland for this cooperative, photogenic white-lipped tree frog.

Leaf-mimic butterfly

Leaf-mimic butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2511: I photographed this leaf-mimic butterfly in northern Queensland, Australia. Its wings are not damaged. They evolved that way to look like a dead leaf.

Black flying fox

Black flying fox

Marty’s photo of the day #2492: “Hmm . . .  I seem to have a black flying fox attached to me.” (Photographed in Queensland, Australia)

Chillagoe cave

Chillagoe cave

Marty’s photo of the day #2473: Inside a cave, near Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia.

Ready . . . aim . . .

Ready . . . aim . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2447: “Okay! He’s almost beneath us. Not yet. Hold it. . . ! Hold it. . . ! Now!” (Galahs, photographed in Queensland, Australia)

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.

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