Experience the difference of traveling with National Geographic. Follow along with moments from our experts and travelers.
Experience the difference of traveling with National Geographic. Follow along with moments from our experts and travelers.
The Lofoten archipelago presents unique challenges to forming a connected society. Norwegians have adapted to these ecological adversities through the construction of bridges and roads between the islands. This has helped to create an enclave of small, connected communities within the chains of islands found in the region, as well as connecting this once isolated maritime region to the rest of Norway. Follow @ngseanthroonassignment for more. #natgeostudentexpeditions #lofotenislands #norway
@jaydickmanphoto Church of the Savior on Blood in St Petersburg, Russia, looking at the incredible floor to ceiling tile construction. I was on a recent National Geographic Expedition and got inside the church before opening to the general public. Amazing to view this incredible place with only a few other people. I shot this with my iPhone, using the panoramic mode. By using this mode, and starting my “sweep” of the photo from what is on the right of this photo, the camera was able to capture some of the stunning “vista” created by the walls and ceiling. @natgeoexpeditions @natgeocreattive @natgeotravel @thephotosociety
@jaydickmanphoto On a recent National Geographic Expedition, in Kyoto at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. This is such a stunning place, and worth visiting early morning.
This image was taken with a camera that is converted to only photograph near infrared light. It was early morning in the Gobi Desert sand dunes, Mongolia. You see some blue and yellow colors because a “wee” bit of visible light bleeds into the infrared. Invisible light poetry. Photo by @nevadawier on a recent NGE Mongolia photo tour. #natgeoexpeditions @natgeoexpeditions #mongolia #gobi #infrared
Photo by @sissebrimberg There is nothing more spectacular than standing on the bow of a ship on a #natgeoexpeditions trip to Antarctica photographing the wondrous blue ice. #ice #blueice #ocean #antarctica #climatechange #iceberg #darksky #onassignment
Photo by student traveler @carolineunderwoodphotography , shot on our Yellowstone photo workshop with #natgeostudentexpeditions
Photo by @federicopardophoto Leopards are very hard to see in the wild. These nocturnal cats spend most of the day resting atop trees where they blend with the surrounding landscape. During our #NatGeoStudentExpedition in Tanzania we ran into this male leopard as he was scanning the area for potential prey in #Tarangire National Park. #natgeoexpeditions #natgeo
Photo @jasonedwardsng The Masai Mara from on high. From the grass the Savannah is beautiful as it stretches out across the horizon, but it’s difficult to ignore an opportunity to witness the Great Migration from an eagles perspective. Share this with us at National Geographic Expeditions! . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeoexpeditions #jasonedwardsng #masaimara #kenya
Photo by @federicopardophoto A male elephant grazes on fresh grass at Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. This is actually the world’s largest inactive and unfilled volcanic caldera and a world heritage site. Every year, over half a million visitors come to this conservation area to enjoy the surreal vistas of the crater and an intimate wildlife experience. #natgeostudentexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions #natgeo #Tanzania #Ngorongoro
Photo by @mikelibecki One of my favorite things about Greenland, and life in general, are the mountains. This one here, made of granite, is aptly named the Polar Bear Fang. Mountains. Sanctuary. Beauty. Power. Time. Mother Earth’s proud works of art. #mountain #mountains #greenland #natgeoexpeditions
Photo by @alex_krowiak As the rising tide floods around the Inian Islands, the churning water brings nutrients and food from the bottom to feed predators at the surface, like this male Steller sea lion. #natgeoexpeditions #alaska #alaskasinsidepassage #alaskacruise
Today we start our journey back home. We have seen wildlife that many will only ever see on tv shows or movies. We have met people that will stay in our hearts forever. Ecuador has been a country of love, passion, and family. Photo by: @shphoto908 #natgeo #natgeostudentexpeditions
Our #natgeostudentexpeditions travelers participated in a cultural exchange where they partnered up with local students in Mindo, Ecuador to help repaint an elementary school. Afterwards a game of fútbol began! Photo by: @shphoto908
Photo by @drewtrush // Nothing quite like catching the sunrise from Geyser Hill in Yellowstone National Park. Our Nat Geo Student Expeditions photo workshop managed to catch some awesome light and avoid the crowds as we explored the geyser basins around Old Faithful. #natgeostudentexpeditions #nature #beauty #wyoming #yellowstone #photoworkshops
Photo by @charles808 Did you know that India has some of the highest diversity of cat species on the planet? With so many different habitats and an overlap of african and asiatic species, the country is teeming with wildlife. Leopards are shy and elusive, and tend to do better where there are less tigers in India. The country is doing a great job of protecting their wildlife and a safari in India is one of the most incredible experiences. #india #natgeoexpeditions #bigcatsinitiative
Photo by @charles808 The mast fruiting has started in Borneo, which means their will be an abundance of food for all the critters living in the forest for the next month. The forest type here has mast fruiting every two to eleven years, and the last time this happened was 2010. This an important event, and there will be a lot of babies as certain mammals know when the forest will be able to sustain their young. This photo is a young red leaf langur, just one of the amazing primates to be found in the jungles of Borneo #natgeoexpeditions #borneo #primates
Photo by @charles808 Proboscis monkeys are endemic to the island of Borneo, and live in coastal forests. The biggest threat to the species deforestation. With specialised multi-chambered stomachs for fermentation, they primarily feed on poor quality leaves. With large protruding stomachs, a third of their mass is just from their bellies. #natgeoexpeditions #borneo #primates
History in timelapse by National Geographic photographer @massimobassano *** Sea Cloud has been the most extravagant, elegant and performing private square sails yacht of all time. Built for a single family as passengers in 1931, it became a world-wide legend. So that, many years later and and full restoration to bring back to its splendor, today Sea Cloud is a real floating legend. Chartered by National Geographic Expeditions and Lindblad along the Mediterranean, it's an experience that holds the breathe of any passenger that decides to travel aboard the "history of sailing" From Malta to Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, anywhere Sea Cloud appears, all eyes are on her. And sailing aboard, beside the style which we are famous for, education and knowledge, it's an experience to try ones in the lifetime. *** #seacloud #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeoinspires #mediterranean #malta #sicily #greece #albania #montenegro #croatia #italy #sailing #squaresails #timelapse #history #natgeoadventure #lindbladexpeditions #sailyacthing
Photo @jasonedwardsng A shoal of diminutive Glass Fish dance in the shallows above colorful corals. Oblivious to the machinations of geopolitics, economic hardship, manufactured territories, or scientific predictions of catastrophic biodiversity losses. . They’re not immune to any of these influences, quite the opposite really. But they are Glass Fish and will only ever be Glass Fish. There is a beauty in that existence that far surpasses the vision of a sunlit aquatic ballet. Captured on the Great Barrier Reef with National Geographic Expeditions. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng #natgeoexpeditions #jasonedwardsng #greatbarrierreef #australia
Photo by @charles808 ⠀ This leopard was focused on stalking an injured zebra, and did not see that a pride of lions was closing in on him. At the last second, the leopard saw the charging lion and made it to safety up a nearby tree. Africa and its amazing diversity of mammals makes an african safari an experience that you will never forget. #natgeoexpeditions #africa #bigcats
Why sweat this summer when you can hike, bike, and kayak in misty Norwegian fjords? At the spectacular Storfjord Hotel, one of the newest members of National Geographic's Unique Lodges collection, summer temperatures rarely go beyond 74°F. @storfjordhotel #natgeolodges
Unimak Island. Photo by Erika Larsen @erikalarsen888 , writing by Jennifer Kingsley @jenniferkingsley collaborating in the Bering Sea. . We’re traveling through the Aleutian Islands on our inaugural voyage to this part of the world. This moment happened late in the evening. . We’d been watching the volcanoes for hours, but they still weren’t quite real to me. Wasn’t this a children’s drawing of a volcano, rather than the real thing? Surely I had arrived as a tiny character in a pop-up book. Could they really be so smooth, geometric, and enormous? . This scene—so serene!—also gave me pause. It’s both a peaceful moment and a reminder that the molten centre of our earth, roiling with magma and building up pressure, is never far below. Some day, who knows when, it will wake up and change itself, again, with another explosion of fire. . We’re aboard the National Geographic Orion traversing the Bering Sea and bound for the Russian Far East. We’re discovering the path as we go. Follow us for more stories and photographs.
Photo by @sandesh_kadur - NatGeo expedition leader. The chestnut breasted coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii ) is a species of hummingbird found in Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. It's National Pollinator Week in the US from 17th to 23rd June and it is the perfect time to celebrate our pollinators responsible for the production of 75% of our flowering plants and crops. #nationalpollinatorweek #hummingbirds #pollinators #birds #wildlife #ecuador
Photo by NatGeo Fellow @sandesh_kadur ・・・ Always wonderful to be back in India to feel the season change from dry to wet, brown to green. As I look forward to my next assignment to follow the monsoon, I first have to look back at the times I did follow the rains and learn from the mistakes of the past as I plan for the future. Here’s an image from Kaziranga National Park, from many years ago. The three silk cotton trees always stood prominent against the flat horizon come rain, fire or shine, they stood strong and became my regularly photographed scape in Kaziranga. I’ve posted a link to my previous monsoon blog - when there was something popular called a blog. Check it out on my bio page @sandesh_kadur & follow along for more stories of the monsoon!
@jaydickmanphoto On a recent National Geographic “Around the World by Private Jet” Expedition, we spent a couple of nights in Greenland at the Ilulissat Ice Fjords, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Flying over the Jakobshavn Glacier (also known as Ilulissat Glacier ), I saw this surrealistic scene on the surface of the world’s fastest moving glacier. Ridge marks created by the rapid movement and small pools of meltwater atop the sea of ice highlight the landscape of this amazing site. This glacier produces almost 10% of Greenland’s icebergs, with about 35 billion tons of icebergs calving annually from Jakobshavn.
Photo by @mikelibecki Here is one of millions of reminders/reasons to make the best choices we can everyday that are healthy for our planet. Whether it’s not using straws/one-time-use products, banning all plastics from your life, or cutting down on fuel use, whatever we can choose daily literally affects our Mother Earth and all on it. Go out of your way to make these changes and choices. This polar bear came to visit us on our boat on a stormy day while exploring Franz Josef Land, Nothern Russian Arctic. We were just under 82 degrees North looking for steep mountains and the mystery and beauty of raw nature. Without mystery there is no adventure. Why ration passion? The time is now. #polarbear #franzjosefland #arctic #natgeoexpeditions
Photo @jasonedwardsng Silt and sand eroded from the slopes of the Southern Alps in New Zealand, flowing into a turquoise lake. The pristine wilderness is a credit to New Zealand’s active desire to preserve wild places. Time and again this tiny nation sets the standard for sustainable living and future planning. One of the many wonders we witnessed on our journey with National Geographic. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng #newzealand #natgeoexpeditions #jasonedwardsng #aerialphotography #nodrone #patternsinnature
Photo by @mikelibecki One of the most remote points of land on Earth, the island of Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands/Archipelago, French Polynesia. And of course one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The tower on the left is called Poumaka, one of Mother Earth’s works of art. Organic, pure nature, the way it should be. 🙏🏻🌎 #natgeoexpeditions #lindbladexpeditions @lindbladexp