Marty’s photos of the day #4577: When traveling in Australia, it’s always important to check twice before sitting down. You never know when you might have bat butt.
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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: My wife, Deb, holding Bonnie, a baby silver wallaroo. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #4451: When Deb and I traveled to Australia, one of our goals was to see a platypus. We had heard they were difficult to find, but we got lucky and saw multiple platypuses over multiple days. Photographing them was a different matter, however. They lived in a fairly wide section […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4450: Here’s an artsy photo I took of my wife, Deb, watching platypuses. After a 29 hour flight (including layovers) between Montana and Brisbane, Australia, then an in-country flight to Mackay, and then an hour-long drive, we arrived at the Broken River just a wee bit tired. Nevertheless, we were […]
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 #4326: “Got any snacks?” This photo is a bit out of focus, but it cracks me up. This is Herbie, an agile wallaby. He was a rescue animal at Chillagoe Cabins in Queensland, Australia. At the time I shot this photo, Herbie was just a few months away from being […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4237: This is Frog the frogmouth bird. He is a rescue animal, so he cannot fly. What he lacks in flight ability, he makes up for in personality. (Photographed in Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #4231: All ready for her nap! This is me holding Bonnie, a silver wallaroo. Bonnie’s mother was hit by a car. The mother died, but Bonnie survived in the pouch. When not in someone’s arms, Bonnie hopped around and hung out in an artificial pouch. Later, once she was old […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4111: For the last month or so, I’ve been exclusively posting photos I took in the United States. It’s time to return to posting photos I took all over the world. I shot this white-lipped tree frog in Queensland, Australia, twenty years ago. At the time, digital photography was in […]
Marty’s photo of the day #4016: This is an amethystine python that I photographed on a night hike through the rainforest of northern Queensland, Australia. He was about 7 feet-long, but somewhere in this forest was Mom, at 23 feet-long. If only I could find her.
Marty’s photo of the day #3980: I took this photo while looking for Children’s pythons in the outback of Queensland, Australia. The pythons were better at hiding than I was at searching, but the colorful caves helped to brighten an unsuccessful search.
Marty’s photo of the day #3928: When Deb and I traveled to Queensland, Australia, we happened to visit areas uninhabited by large kangaroos. All we saw were three relocated eastern gray kangaroos that hung around the first place we stayed. So this photo was pretty much our big kangaroo moment. Later, we saw wallabies and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3907: Here’s a little cuteness for your Sunday: Bonnie, a rescued baby silver wallaroo. Her mother was hit by a car, but Bonnie survived in her mother’s pouch. Many months later Bonnie was released back into the wild. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #3888: Mountains line the Queensland, Australia coast. This photo is from a day where I made it my goal to hike up every mountain stream within ten miles of me.
Marty’s photo of the day #3708: Annie, a black flying fox, gives my sunglasses a good licking. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #3698: I took this photo while standing next to the engineer. We were heading into Australia’s outback on a narrow-gauge train called the Savannahlander. In the United States, train tracks are 4 feet, 8.5 inches wide, but this train traveled on tracks that were just 3 feet, 6 inches wide.