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Don’t forget to check for octopuses

Don’t forget to check for octopuses

Marty’s photo of the day #2669: When swimming in the Sea of Cortez, it’s always good to periodically check for octopuses. Hmm . . . I seem to have one stuck to my chest.

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

Marty’s photo of the day #2659: Brown pelicans along he Sea of Cortez (Mexico).

Crabs

Crabs

Marty’s photo of the day #2643: Two crabs, photographed with my underwater camera, along the coast of the Sea of Cortez.

Sea Lion

Sea Lion

Marty’s photo of the day #2602: Here’s a sea lion that I photographed near an island in the Sea of Cortez.

Relaxing with an octopus

Relaxing with an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #2589: Don’t mind me. I’m just relaxing on the floor of the Sea of Cortez with an octopus on my feet. Hmm . . . has the octopus fallen asleep?

Pacific loon

Pacific loon

Marty’s photo of the day #2588: This is a Pacific loon, photographed on a stream that was just about to dump into Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

Sea lions

Sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2555: Sea lions and a bonus gull. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez)

Octopus petting

Octopus petting

Marty’s photo of the day #2554: Okay, this shot gets extra points for difficulty. I’m sitting on the floor of the Sea of Cortez; I have an octopus sitting atop my feet; I’m petting the octopus with one hand and holding the camera with the other. The water was shallow, and waves were splashing, so […]

How to spot an octopus

How to spot an octopus

Marty’s photo of the day #2548: How hard is it to spot an octopus? You are looking at one right now. Photographed in the Sea of Cortez. Hint: Look dead center, and you will see an octopus eye.

Pelican in blue

Pelican in blue

Marty’s photo of the day #2526: It’s artsy photo day. This is a brown pelican that I photographed over the Sea of Cortez. The bird was in focus, but the sun washed out much of the scene. So I darkened the photo and increased the vibrancy while boosting the blues that were already there. Because […]

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2513: I’ll never forget having the privilege of swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. They were such curious creatures—and they loved to demonstrate the proper way to swim. I’m sure they were wondering: Why can’t I move with such dexterity and grace?

The lone blue-footed booby

The lone blue-footed booby

Marty’s photo of the day #2499: I photographed this blue-footed booby on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez. This was the only blue-footed booby I saw the entire time I was in Mexico. I would have been so pissed if she wasn’t in focus.

Curious sea lions

Curious sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2413: Swimming with curious sea lions in the Sea of Cortez.

Cormorants

Cormorants

Marty’s photo of the day #2399: Cormorants on the Sea of Cortez. Don’t you just love their bright blue eyes?

Is it a brown pelican or a Pterodactyl?

Is it a brown pelican or a Pterodactyl?

Marty’s photo of the day #2396: Oh, we’re going to get artsy again today. This is a brown pelican (or perhaps a Pterodactyl) diving into the Sea of Cortez at sunset.

Cormorant take-off!

Cormorant take-off!

Marty’s photo of the day #2393: Cormorant take-off on the Sea of Cortez.

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #2381: Sunset on the Sea of Cortez.

Sea lion in the sun

Sea lion in the sun

Marty’s photo of the day #2363: Aah! Another beautiful day on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico. Just let me sleep.

Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2293: Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez. As soon as Deb and I jumped into the water, they were there with us.

Swimming with a sea lion

Swimming with a sea lion

Marty’s photo of the day #2262: Swimming with a sea lion in the Sea of Cortez (December 2016).

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