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The Memory Rock

The Memory Rock

Marty’s photo of the day #4651: This photo, from late October 2020, brings back a lot of memories for me. The COVID-19 pandemic was still in the Trumpy stage, and I got booked to present my show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” at Eastern Arizona College. Most of my other college gigs had been […]

Magic at 3:00 a.m.

Magic at 3:00 a.m.

Marty’s photo of the day #4648: The expedition to Antarctica Deb and I did many years ago for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, was absolutely magical. We’ve discussed doing it again, but we know that trying to recreate magic like that seldom works. Then, this week, we learned that […]

Viceroy Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #4643: Viceroy butterfly, photographed in the Everglades. Throughout my travels, I have found dozens of animal mimics, and the evolution of those species has always fascinated me. Some are harmless creatures that mimic deadly creatures; others are camouflage masters that mimic their surroundings. With that in mind, the viceroy butterfly […]

Snake art

Snake art

Marty’s photo of the day #4641: Snake art! Many years ago, when I was switching from film to digital photography, I photographed my rainbow boa, Eve, and messed with her colors in a photo program. So in this photo, the snake and her markings are real, and her colors are as fake as the colors […]

Orangutan find

Orangutan find

Marty’s photo of the day #4639: Being that this is photo 4,639, when I go through my photo files each morning to decide what to post, sometimes it’s frustrating finding something of high quality that I haven’t posted before. That’s especially the case when I go through the photos I took while working on my […]

Marc-André Fleury

Marc-André Fleury

Marty’s photo of the day #4635: It was so much fun watching Marc-André Fleury become the second winningest goalie in NHL history last night, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5 to 0 shutout of the New York Islanders. Pulling for Fleury is so much better than pulling for assholes, such as football’s Aaron Rodgers. […]

Kate, raccoon!

Kate, raccoon!

Marty’s photo of the day #4634: This old photo, shot directly behind Deb’s and my house, will always make me think of our late golden retriever, Kate. She was the first to spot the raccoon, and for years afterward we could call out, “Kate, raccoon!” and she’d look in the same tree. Admittedly, I often […]