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Taking a moment to . . .

Taking a moment to . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #4074: Taking a moment to pet the octopus on my chest. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez)

Sea of Cortez sunset

Sea of Cortez sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #3971: Sunset at a cove, along the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

Sea lion greeting party

Sea lion greeting party

Marty’s photo of the day #3967: A sea lion greeting party. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

Petting an octopus

Petting an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #3966: Spending a little quality time, petting an octopus in the Sea of Cortez.

Octopus between my feet

Octopus between my feet

Marty’s photo of the day #3950: Just relaxing on the floor or the Sea of Cortez, with an octopus between my feet.

Blue-footed booby

Blue-footed booby

Marty’s photo of the day #3933: This is a blue-footed booby, photographed on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez.

Sea lions personalities

Sea lions personalities

Marty’s photo of the day #3890: Sure, it’s anthropomorphizing, but every sea lion in this photo seems to be projecting a different personality. I especially love the baby and what appears to be her concerned mother, leaning forward. (Photographed on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

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)

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