Marty’s photo of the day #4492: Yesterday, I featured this bear shot from my motion-sensing camera as part of my Sunday “This Week at the Essen Wildlife Refuge” series. But I love this picture so much that I’m giving it its own solo post. With one slight improvement, however.
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Marty’s photo of the day #4475: Last week, Deb (wife), Nellie (dog), and I spent a delightful few hours wading in Canyon Creek, which runs parallel to the U.S. Forest Service cabin we rented. Sometimes all the colorful rocks under the crystal-clear water just sparkled! Once, when the sunlight was perfect, I lowered my camera […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4474: One of the weirdest moments of Deb’s, Nellie’s, and my stay last week at the Canyon Creek Cabin was visiting the Canyon Creek Charcoal Kilns. From 1884 to 1900, men made charcoal there, which they shipped via horse-drawn wagons to the Glendale smelter, five miles down the road. We […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4456: Yeah, I know it’s just a bowl of soup. And yeah, I know that posting food pictures is way out of character for me. But this is my special last bowl of soup. No, I’m not fucking dying. But I have been home alone all week. Well, not totally […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4443: This is a close-up of tundra plant life in far north Canada. I shot this photo in 2002. It’s a beauty, eh? This fall, while you hosers will be all nice and warm, Deb and I will be donning our toques to take off for the Great White North […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4432: “After three days, the wife rolled away the stone. And as the husband emerged into the bright light, he vowed to never piss her off again.”—The Book of Husbanding 24:17 (Photographed in France)
Marty’s photo of the day #4423: Fine. I fucking give up! When I’m at home, I have multiple landline business phones, multiple high-quality stereo systems, multiple cameras, multiple computers, and multiple tablets. Why the fuck would I need a smartphone? The only two times I need a cell phone are when I’m on the road […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4419: “Okay, the guy with that thing in his hands is back again. I’ll tell you when. Wait for it. . . . Wait for it. . . .” (Galahs, photographed in Queensland, Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #4408: Summer is almost here, arch criminal Donald Trump has been indicted again, and snake oil salesman Pat Robertson is still dead. Can a Friday get any better? Well, maybe if we add this cute red panda.
Marty’s photo of the day #4397: “Obama’s birth certificate!” “Benghazi!” “Hunter Biden’s laptop!” Resident groundhog: “You rang?”
Marty’s photos of the day #4395-4396: I tend to frown at stick-up-their-ass people who refuse to give animals the credit they deserve for both emotions and intelligence. And when I read articles about animals using tools, dogs are never included. One such article claimed, “In some cases, the objects are merely toys—but they become tools […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4393: This is a Jesus Christ lizard, named because when people hear them frantically dashing through the leaf litter, they often yell, “Jesus Christ! What was that?” Okay, the species is actually called a Jesus Christ lizard, because the young ones have the ability to run across the surface of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4376: So I’m just hiking along, and all of a sudden a Spanish ibex pops up. “Nobody expects the Spanish ibex!”
Marty’s photo of the day #4371: Quacky Boebert and Daffy Taylor Greene at the State of the Pond Address.
Marty’s photo of the day #4369: My wife, Deb, and I have been apart for more than two weeks before, but it was always because I was on a college speaking tour. This time, for the first time, we are apart for two weeks, because she is the one on a speaking tour. I haven’t […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4322: Crossing the stormy Drake Passage, between Antarctica and South America. Wait? Did I say Stormy? Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! I dedicate today’s photo to a true American hero. Thank you, Stormy Daniels, for your service. (And your hilarious tweets.)
Marty’s photo of the day #4321: Don’t look Florida! This is “Hercules and the Centaur Nessus,” a marble statue by the Flemish-Italian artist Giambologna. He created it between 1595 and 1599 out of a single block of marble. Can you imagine how long it took to carve Hercules’s penis? Tap just a little too hard […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4320: When in Europe, Deb and I make it a point to visit churches. We don’t do it for religious reasons, but instead because they double as art museums. In 2018, while in Florence, Italy, we visited a Catholic church that featured multiple nude statues that were just fine for […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4266: Hey! It’s me, Nellie, taking over Dad’s morning post. I’ve been looking at the photos of the day Dad has been posting lately—residents of the Essen Wildlife Refuge, exotic animals from all over the world, and even a dog who lived at my house before me who could jump […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4255: This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the shot: I flicked on my flashlight. “Deb! It’s a Belizean fangs-o-death!” “Let me see. Wow, it’s amazingly similar to the orb weaver spiders in Belize. But its body isn’t as colorful or […]