Marty’s photos of the day #4567: This is a laughing kookaburra, photographed in Australia. Here’s what I wrote about these birds in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Though not as stunning as the kingfishers or cockatoos, laughing kookaburras are handsome gray and white birds with a very famous call: […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4567: This is a young spectacled caiman, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.
Marty’s photos of the day #4567: My wife, Deb, holding Bonnie, a baby silver wallaroo. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photos of the day #4566: Here’s a photo from my second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.” Anole lizard, photographed in Costa Rica.
Marty’s photos of the day #4565: I photographed this orangutan on the island of Borneo. Orangutans could go extinct in the wild within 30 years, primarily because of oil palm plantations. So I will tell you what I tell students when I speak at colleges: watch your labels and avoid palm oil! You just might […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4564: The first sight, stepping out of the tent on a glorious Vancouver Island morning, September, 2023.
Marty’s photos of the day #4563: Nellie’s recovery from TPLO (Doggy Tommy John) surgery on her left-rear leg—Day #2. Nellie is such a trooper! Last night Deb and I slept with Nellie on a mattress on the floor of our great room (something will be doing for the next eight-to-twelve weeks). The mattress is much […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4560: Today is Nellie’s 4th birthday! Well, give or take three months. When Deb and I adopted Nellie, a little over three years ago, she had been a stray. So no one really knows her exact birthday. I chose Halloween for her because she’s a black dog. As I’ve mentioned […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4559: This is wickup (fireweed), photographed last month on Vancouver Island.
Marty’s photos of the day #4558: Cape buffalo, considered by many to be the most dangerous animal in Africa (after humans, of course). (Photographed in Zimbabwe)
Marty’s photos of the day #4557: Fun with snow! You’re looking at the good version of “fun”: the view from my writing room window this morning. The not so fun version of the 7 inches of snow we received was that Deb and I were without electricity for about 5 hours yesterday (the heavy snow […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4556: So for most of last week and part of this week our furnace was out, necessitating a part to be flown in from Sweden. The furnace is now working again, but at 6:00 a.m. this morning heavy snow caused a tree to fall on a nearby powerline, leaving Deb […]
Marty’s photos of the day #4554 & #4555: Ha! I had completely forgotten about these signs until I found them by accident this morning, while going through my photo files. I had to search my list of college shows to figure out where they were. They’re from my show in the Krueger Auditorium at the University […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4553: I’m back in Montana after two performances of “Around the World in 50 Minutes” on two Davidson-Davie Community College campuses (in North Carolina). Both shows went great and both drew way more people than the college expected, so it was happiness all around. After yesterday’s show, I drove straight […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4552: Greetings from North Carolina! I’m here this week performing two “Around the World in 50 Minutes” shows at Davidson-Davie Community College. Today’s show was at the smaller campus. Usually satellite campus shows feature small crowds, so I was thrilled to fill up two side-by-side conference rooms with roughly 100 […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4551: I saw quite a few bald eagles last month on Vancouver Island and concentrated on photographing them in flight. Usually I’d see them far away, eating a fish on a spit of land, and start photographing them with my largest lens (I don’t use a big honking lens because […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4550: Any time photographing whales is a great time, and I had so much fun last month photographing gray whales off of Vancouver Island. The difference between photographing humpback whales (as I did off of Antarctica) and gray whales is that gray whales generally don’t come as far out of […]