Marty’s photo of the day #3545: A full-grown anaconda can weigh up to 500 pounds, qualifying it as the world’s heaviest snake. It can also reach 28 feet in length. This one wasn’t quite that big. Okay, it wasn’t even big enough to do damage to anything larger than a rat. Still, it was an […]
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Month: March 2021
Marty’s photo of the day #3544: I came across this spot while kayaking along the coast of Costa Rica. I dubbed it “James Bond Point.” Can’t you see James Bond (preferably played by anyone other than Daniel Craig) in a speedboat chase scene, racing through this spot? At the last moment Bond would lunge up […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3543: When I first saw this bird, in Zimbabwe, I simply called it a “roadrunner.” This morning I spent some time acquiring a more accurate identification, and now I’m reasonably sure that it is a three banded courser.
Marty’s photo of the day #3542: How are turkeys like Republicans? Turkeys show off their feathers when they want to mate; Republicans show off their guns when they want to mate. Turkeys have trouble solving complex problems; Republicans have trouble solving simple math—like that 306 electoral votes is greater than 232 electoral votes. Turkeys will […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3540: Yeah, I used a telephoto lens for this. Still, it’s always exciting to be hiking and encounter a black bear.
Marty’s photo of the day #3539: For those who have read my just released sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer, this photo says a lot. I took it the day after Deb’s and my backpacking trip on the mountainous island of Borneo with the Iban tribe. When torrential […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3538: I took this photo from the co-pilot’s seat of a rickety little bush plane. You are looking at Victoria Falls, at the boarder of Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is the widest curtain of water on earth.
Marty’s photo of the day #3536: According to a QAnon conspiracy theory, which is believed by countless Republicans and Evangelical Christians, tomorrow (March 4th) Donald Trump will rise to power again. To that, Martyman—an action figure with more brainpower than anyone who believes anything from QAnon—says, “I’ve got Trump right here. And he isn’t rising […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3535: A Johnny Jump Up does its jump-up thing in Deb’s garden (several years ago).
Marty’s photo of the day #3534: What was the highlight of my travels to all seven continents? That’s a tough one, because so many magical things happened. But spending two hours along Antarctica’s coast with three playful/curious humpback whales is hard to beat!