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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 […]

Gentoo penguin close-up

Gentoo penguin close-up

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 […]

Indigo’s tail

Indigo’s tail

Marty’s photo of the day #4514: This tail belongs to a gray whale named Indigo (read on to learn how I know that). While working on my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, Deb and I experienced multiple close-up humpback whale encounters off the coast of Antarctica. The whales would approach […]

Here’s an Adélie penguin

Here’s an Adélie penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #4454: With only a few exceptions, each of my photos of the day features a picture that I’ve never posted before. That means, unless I return to Antarctica, I will eventually run out of penguin photos to post. But not today! Here’s an Adélie penguin.

Sure, we’d do it

Sure, we’d do it

Marty’s photo of the day #4421: Last night, Deb and I discussed whether we would take a ride in the Titan submersible to see the Titanic shipwreck if given the chance. We both agreed we’d do it, but not for the $250,000 per-person fee. Perhaps if OceanGate removed one of the zeros from the price […]