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The All-Wolf Opera

The All-Wolf Opera

Marty’s photo of the day #3871: This is me performing Around the World in 90 Minutes at Santa Rosa Jr. College in California. Here I am talking about my adventure in the Yukon Territory, conducting the “All-Wolf Opera,” as wolves howl all around me. Thanks to photographer extraordinaire Kitti Homme for the picture.

Note the rare sighting of . . .

Note the rare sighting of . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3617: This is the Yukon River in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Note the rare sighting of a wild golden retriever, in its natural habitat.

Faro in the clouds

Faro in the clouds

Marty’s photo of the day #3558: The booming metropolis of Faro, Yukon Territory, emerges from the clouds on an early fall morning.

Wolves in the night

Wolves in the night

Marty’s photo of the day #3552: I took this photo from my favorite campsite ever. Deb and I were in the Yukon Territory, traveling for the Canada chapter of my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. After we snuggled into our tent with our dogs, a wolf started howling next to […]

Yukon Territory in the fall

Yukon Territory in the fall

Marty’s photo of the day #3546: This is the Yukon Territory in the fall. One of Deb’s and my favorite trips for my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” was when we traveled all the way to the top of Canada in September 2002. Now that we have a real, competent […]

Tundra plant life

Tundra plant life

Marty’s photo of the day #3510: Here’s a photo from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” You are looking at a close-up of tundra plant life, in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Dreaming of Canada

Dreaming of Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #3440: Deb and I keep talking about repeating our trip to the top of Canada. We couldn’t do it during the last several years, because our dogs were too old to come along. Now that we have our young Lab-mix, Nellie, the temptation to go again is even greater. She […]

Even Canada . . .

Even Canada . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #3379: Deb and I had talked about going to Bonaire this fall, but Donald Trump decided that 200,000 COVID-19 deaths were a small price to pay if he could fool enough people into thinking things were fine and reelecting him. As an alternative, my wife and I also thought of […]

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Marty’s photo of the day #3359: Fall is almost here. While many of you have mixed feelings about that, here’s a preview of fall from the Yukon Territory of Canada.

Tundra plant life

Tundra plant life

Marty’s photo of the day #3258: This is a close-up of tundra plant life, somewhere in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

Yukon colors

Yukon colors

Marty’s photo of the day #3236: I shot this photo somewhere in the far-northern Yukon Territory. I love all the deep colors!

Dall sheep

Dall sheep

Marty’s photo of the day #3072: Dall sheep (also known as thinhorn sheep), photographed along a river in the Yukon Territory.

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Marty’s photo of the day #2954: I haven’t posted a scenic shot for a while, so here’s fall in the Yukon Territory.

Fall in the Yukon

Fall in the Yukon

Marty’s photo of the day #2832: Fall on a lonely road, in the Yukon Territory.

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Fall in the Yukon Territory

Marty’s photo of the day #2721: Fall in the Yukon Territory.

Building on permafrost

Building on permafrost

Marty’s photo of the day #2606: Here’s your visual lesson of what happens when you build on permafrost. When the permafrost melts, your building sinks. (Photographed in Dawson City, Yukon Territory)

Village in the clouds

Village in the clouds

Marty’s photo of the day #2479: I took this photo in the Yukon Territory of Canada. If you look closely, you can see the village of Faro among the clouds.

Will they be migrating to oil wells?

Will they be migrating to oil wells?

Marty’s photo of the day #2401: I took this photo in the Yukon Territory. This is a small section of the Porcupine caribou migration. Traveling more than 700 miles between Canada and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska, it is the longest terrestrial migration on Earth. Of course now that the sinister Republican tax […]

Dempster Highway

Dempster Highway

Marty’s photo of the day #2336: This is the Dempster Highway, in the Yukon Territory. One of my favorite adventures, working on my book “”Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” was traveling to the top of Canada on this scenic dirt road.

The top of Canada

The top of Canada

Marty’s photo of the day #2263: When Deb and I look back on all our adventures for my book “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” the one we most frequently talk about repeating is our drive to the top of Canada. Someday, we will go there again! This photo shows the tundra in […]

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