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Posts tagged Shackleton

The day I held up the world

The day I held up the world

Marty’s photo of the day #2463: I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since I held up the world! This excerpt from my book Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents explains the shot: I had a debt to pay for our successful Antarctica landing. Besides Shackleton and Neptune, another larger-than-life being had been […]

The curious leopard seal

The curious leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2359: This is leopard seal, and below is a short excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” about leopard seals: As inviting as the water looked, its temperature wasn’t the only reason to stay dry—a curious leopard seal had swum over to check us […]

The Weight of the World on My Shoulders—Literally

The Weight of the World on My Shoulders—Literally

Marty’s photo of the day #1756: 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 Antarctica, and the below excerpt from my book tells the story of this shot: I had a debt to pay for our successful Antarctica […]

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