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Brandt’s cormorant

Brandt’s cormorant

Marty’s photo of the day #3818: Here is a Brandt’s cormorant that I photographed in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

A raft of sea lions

A raft of sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #3816: Swimming with a raft of sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. There are eleven, possibly twelve sea lions in this photo.

The Brandt’s Cormorant Trio

The Brandt’s Cormorant Trio

Marty’s photo of the day #3778: Here is a trio of Brandt’s cormorants that I photographed on a rocky island in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Vulture

Vulture

Marty’s photo of the day #3776: I photographed this vulture on an early morning, near the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

Sea lion

Sea lion

Marty’s photo of the day #3772: A sea lion on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez.

Ravens

Ravens

Marty’s photo of the day #3702: Ravens atop cardon cactus, at sunrise, near the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #3695: Sunset on the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Sea lions!

Sea lions!

Marty’s photo of the day #3665: Swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez was so cool! They were such curious creatures.

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Marty’s photo of the day #3645: Brown pelican, photographed on the Sea of Cortez.

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #3590: Getting crisp underwater photos is tough, because light is limited and the water and subject are always moving. Still, I had to try! This is a curious sea lion I swam with in the Sea of Cortez.

Brown pelican

Brown pelican

Marty’s photo of the day #3579: Brown pelican, on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.

Playing with octopuses

Playing with octopuses

Marty’s photo of the day #3489: This is one of the two octopuses Deb and I played with while visiting the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The story of our octopus adventure will appear in my sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer. That book is ready to go, […]

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Marty’s photo of the day #3478: Someday, late this year, we won’t have to socially distance either. (Sea lions, photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #3474: Sunset along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

Cactus gulls

Cactus gulls

Marty’s photo of the day #3468: Here’s a scene you don’t see every day—gulls atop cactuses. The photo makes more sense when you know that I was on the Sea of Cortez, looking ashore, when I took it.

The octopus watcher

The octopus watcher

Marty’s photo of the day #3457: I will have a short segment on Deb’s and my Sea of Cortez octopus adventure in my upcoming book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer. The book won’t have any photos, but if it did, this one of an octopus looking at us from […]

Spotted round ray

Spotted round ray

Marty’s photo of the day #3366: Today we go to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico for a little underwater photography. This is a spotted round ray.

The pelican dive

The pelican dive

Marty’s photo of the day #3331: This is a brown pelican in mid-dive. Photographed on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Pelican takeoff

Pelican takeoff

Marty’s photo of the day #3313: This is a brown pelican, taking off from the Sea of Cortez at sunset.

Western Gulls

Western Gulls

Marty’s photo of the day #3307: Western gulls, photographed on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

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