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Don’t trust that laugh!

Don’t trust that laugh!

Marty’s photo of the day #2535: Here’s what I wrote about laughing kookaburras in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Though not as stunning as the kingfishers or cockatoos, laughing kookaburras are handsome gray and white birds with a very famous call: Oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw-oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw. When motion picture soundtracks were in their […]

Under the wave

Under the wave

Marty’s photo of the day #2026: The Drake Passage lies between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica. It’s famous for having the roughest seas in the world. While returning from Antarctica in our tiny ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, Deb and I got a taste of those seas when we hit a storm. I […]

The Southernmost City in the World

The Southernmost City in the World

Marty’s photo of the day #1882: Where in the world is Deb? In this photo she is in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world (at the tip of South America), and she is looking toward Antarctica.

Cape Horn

Cape Horn

Marty’s photo of the day #1802: This is the tip of South America, also known as Cape Horn. We safely passed Cape Horn on our return from Antarctica, but below us were the remains of hundreds of shipwrecks. Treacherous waters, indeed!

Baby Rainbow Boas

Baby Rainbow Boas

Marty’s photo of the day #1746: From March 27th – March 31st, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month. Rainbow boas are native to South America. But since I took this photo at my […]

Laughing kookaburra

Laughing kookaburra

Marty’s photo of the day #1725: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. Laughing kookaburras are handsome birds with a very famous call: Oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw-oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw. When motion picture soundtracks were in […]

Iceberg Ahead!

Iceberg Ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #1693: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. “Iceberg ahead! Wake-up the captain! Turn the ship! Turn the ship!” Okay, that didn’t really happen. But there were times on our trip from South America to Antarctica when our little ship, […]

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