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Annie the black flying fox

Annie the black flying fox

Marty’s photo of the day #4725: Greetings again from Illinois! Here’s another photo from Around the World in 90 Minutes. This is Annie, a black flying fox, photographed at a flying fox rehabilitation and breeding facility in Queensland, Australia. I have one more college show before flying back to Montana. Here’s where I’m performing tonight: […]

Laughable

Laughable

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: […]

Platypus luck

Platypus luck

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 […]

Watching platypuses

Watching platypuses

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 […]

Got any snacks?

Got any snacks?

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 […]

All ready for her nap

All ready for her nap

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 […]

The bulky camera that could

The bulky camera that could

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 […]

But where’s Mom?

But where’s Mom?

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.

Outback caves

Outback caves

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.

The kangaroo moment

The kangaroo moment

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 […]