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Post hippo-attack

Post hippo-attack

Marty’s photo of the day #2949: When Deb and I were canoeing down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, a hippo bit through our canoe, lifted us high into the air and threw us onto a muddy riverbank. Not many people survive a hippo attack, but we did—and it was a hell of a ride. You […]

African grey hornbill

African grey hornbill

Marty’s photo of the day #2945: This is an African grey hornbill, photographed while backpacking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.

Yellow-billed stork

Yellow-billed stork

Marty’s photo of the day #2935: Here’s a yellow-billed stork that I photographed while backpacking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.

Hippo surprise!

Hippo surprise!

Marty’s photo of the day #2930: Early in our canoe trip down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, a hippo bit through the center of Deb’s and my canoe, lifted us six feet into the air, and—like a front end loader—dumped us on shore. Later, with us in a new canoe, more pissed-off hippos like this […]

The intrepid wife

The intrepid wife

Marty’s photo of the day #2912: When my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, came out, and national reviewers read about Deb’s and my adventures racing a flash flood in Borneo, swimming with piranhas in the Amazon Rainforest, and surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe, they all settled on a common […]

Politically correct gone wild

Politically correct gone wild

Marty’s photo of the day #2897: I frequently rant about conservatives, but today I’m going to rant about liberals. Specifically that small segment of vocal liberals who are so whiny and so PC that they make me want to puke. Here are some examples: Not too long ago, I booked my client, Emmy nominee Naomi […]

The smaller of the two pythons

The smaller of the two pythons

Marty’s photo of the day #2896: This is me, with the smaller of the two African rock pythons that I caught in Zimbabwe. If you’re wondering why I am wearing a batting glove, it has nothing to do with the snake. On the day before I left for Africa, I spilled boiling, sticky sauce on […]

Big Bull

Big Bull

Marty’s photo of the day #2848: While hiking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, I came across this great old bull elephant.

Your Monday morning scream

Your Monday morning scream

Marty’s photo of the day #2835: For everyone having one of those Mondays that just makes you want to scream. (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

How old?

How old?

Marty’s photo of the day #2816: This is a Marty’s photo of the day #2816: This is a baobab tree that I photographed in Zimbabwe. It’s likely between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.tree that I photographed in Zimbabwe. It’s likely between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.

Lions on the prowl

Lions on the prowl

Marty’s photo of the day #2790: When in Zimbabwe, Deb and I stood on the opposite side of a river channel and watched five lions stalking two Cape buffalo. We never saw a kill and eventually had to leave before it got dark. I shot this photo as we canoed on by.

Elephants!

Elephants!

Marty’s photo of the day #2771: Today we go to Zimbabwe, for a shot I took of a mother elephant and her adorable baby.

Photographing a leopard after sunset

Photographing a leopard after sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #2734: I tried every photo processing trick I know to make this photo clearer, but it was quite dark when I took it. Still, the photo is worth posting because unless you work for National Geographic, and can hang around for days behind a blind with incredibly expensive equipment, it’s […]

Snake calling

Snake calling

Marty’s photo of the day #2722: This is me, practicing my snake calling skills, with a seven-and-a-half foot-long African rock python. (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

He was magnificent!

He was magnificent!

Marty’s photo of the day #2704: Most Americans who go to Africa see the animals from the safety of a Land Rover. And those who go on foot, like Eric and Donald Trump Jr., do it with powerful rifles. Actually in the Trumps’ case, they probably rode in a Land Rover and walked the last […]

Sneaking up on impalas

Sneaking up on impalas

Marty’s photo of the day #2697: Photographer sneaks up to impalas. Impalas say, “Even that fat, old, deaf lion can do better than that!” (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

Don’t confuse the baboon with the buffoon

Don’t confuse the baboon with the buffoon

Marty’s photo of the day #2696: Chacma baboons are the world’s largest baboons. They should not be confused with Trumpma buffoons, the world’s largest buffoons. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

Waterbuck

Waterbuck

Marty’s photo of the day #2695: This is a waterbuck. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

The widest curtain of water on Earth

The widest curtain of water on Earth

Marty’s photo of the day #2666: I took this photo from the copilot’s seat in a bush plane. You are looking at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe/Zambia. This is the widest curtain of water on Earth.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Marty’s photo of the day #2644: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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