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Stormy!

Stormy!

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.)

A random penguin photo

A random penguin photo

Marty’s photo of the day #4307: I’m having a very busy day today. And many of you know what that means: a penguin photo! I opened up my Antarctica photo file and this was quite literally the first penguin photo I saw that I haven’t posted before. These are gentoo penguins.

From another angle

From another angle

Marty’s photo of the day #4305: Having posted over four thousand “photos of the day,” with the goal of never posting the same photo twice, sometimes I have to really think to remember if I’ve posted a particular photo. Icebergs are especially difficult. I know I’ve shown this iceberg before, but I don’t think I’ve […]

The curious penguin

The curious penguin

Marty’s photo of the day #4229: Here is a photo to put a smile on your face. When Deb and I traveled to Antarctica, a documentary film crew came along. We all had to abide by strict rules that prevented us from approaching any animal closer than fifteen feet. Those rules also applied to the […]

Antarctic beauty

Antarctic beauty

Marty’s photo of the day #4224: To fully appreciate this photo, it helps to know the background. I’m standing on the bow of a tiny Russian ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, and we are sailing in the caldera of an active volcano, which is inside Deception Island. I shot this photo, as the ship was heading […]

Saved from extinction

Saved from extinction

Marty’s photo of the day #4206: This is an Antarctic fur seal, photographed on a foggy island off the coast of Antarctica. This gorgeous animal is another example of why I despise hunting. Hunters love to proclaim they are “conservationists,” but the facts are that hunters only become that way after laws stop their carnage. […]

Antarctica snow

Antarctica snow

Marty’s photo of the day #4201: I shot this photo shortly after Deb and I climbed a glacier on Antarctica. All of a sudden, giant snowflakes began falling. It was simply magical! Below where I am standing is a gentoo penguin colony, and if you look in the upper left-hand corner, you will see our […]

Playing with humpbacks

Playing with humpbacks

Marty’s photo of the day #4168: Of the many adventures Deb and I had while traveling all seven continents for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, the one that provides the most vivid memories was an incredible two hours in a Zodiac along the coast of Antarctica—playing with three humpback […]