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Amazon Tribe Fights Oil Development with Tourism

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 12.13.2016 | Travel
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The Huaorani People of the Ecuadorian Amazon Look to Tourism to Spread Message of Hope and Counter the Forces of Black Gold By Kristin Hettermann, who...

Turning an 800-Year-Old Tree Into A Story of Reconciliation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.23.2016 | Arts
Lindblad Expeditions

By Sharon Eva Grainger, Naturalist & Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor James Hart carving. Photo by Sharon Grainger. All cul...

World Heritage Marine Sites & Our Fight for Healthy Oceans

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

Since the first marine site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982, 49 sites in 37 countries stretching from the tropics to the poles have received this prestigious designation as an irreplaceable wonder of the world's oceans.

Cuba's Seldom-Seen Undersea Paradise

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Did you know that Fidel Castro was an avid scuba diver? It's part of the reason — along with low development and economic stagnation — that some of Cuba's undersea is in such prime condition.

Vanuatu's Tanna Island, Devastated by Cyclone, Welcomes Its First Visitors

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Lindblad Expeditions

In March 2015, Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, causing damage to villages, primarily on the southern islands. Tanna Island was one of the hardest hi...

Seychelles Beauty: Above & Below the Sea

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.28.2016 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The uninhabited, isolated island of Aldabra in the Seychelles was nearly a U.S. military base. In 1968, with the U.S. looking for a foothold in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra was at the top of a short list due to its large lagoon that could be blasted to accommodate a naval base and ample space for long runways.

Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.

Extreme Ice Survey: Farewell to the Antarctic Peninsula

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

Successful fieldwork in the polar regions can't be attributed solely to hard work or good preparation, although both are important parts of the equation.

Extreme Ice Survey: Palmer Station Cameras

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

The marked retreat of the Marr Ice Piedmont over the past few decades has literally changed the coastline of Anvers Island, a heavily glacierized island off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and home to the U.S. Antarctic Program's Palmer Station.

10 Ways to Determine if Small Ship Cruising Is For You

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though they offer fewer onboard activities, small ships, defined as those that carry fifty to 300 passengers, are best for a certain kind of traveler. Here are ten ways to determine if small ship cruising is right for you.

Extreme Ice Survey: First Southern Hemisphere Time-lapse Revisit

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

Cold katabatic winds regularly race down from the high peaks above, epitomizing the weather for which South Georgia is famous. It is a definitive force and creates a veil of inaccessibility that extends to all visitors, time-lapse cameras included.

Extreme Ice Survey: Success on South Georgia Island

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

There is a particular moment in the mountains, when the clouds part and mysterious summits are revealed, that I find especially appealing. Often, muted gray skies and low clouds obscure the world above, leaving steep ridges disappearing into an atmospheric abyss.

High Arctic Surprises: Ellesmere Island's Empire Of Ice

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

A true adventure involves surprises, and sometimes they are more beautiful -- and alive -- than you could have imagined. For example, Ellesmere Island.

What's the Most Exotic Cocktail You've Ever Had?

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

One of the finest ways to immerse yourself in local cultures while traveling is through dining and drinking -- sampling regional fare and wine and mixing and eating with locals. In Galápagos, where wilderness reigns, there are still plenty of ways to discover regional flavors.

A Lifetime of Saving Orangutans

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

I met Dr. Biruté Galdikas on a hot afternoon this past August when our rather ancient Trigana Air 737 landed in Pangklanbun, Borneo. We were 14 friends and family. It had been quite a trek to get here and, by the look of the airport terminal, we were most definitely not in Kansas anymore.

The Strange Times of Tortoise #21

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

In the 1960's the director of the nascent Charles Darwin Research Station found that the Española tortoises, slaughtered by the thousands by 18th-century whalers, were on the verge of extinction.

Expedition Photography (for Beginners!): 9 Tips for Better Travel Photos

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Still daunted by settings and white balance, I shot in auto mode but I did try and pay attention to composition and create images that would help me tell a story.

How Can I Sleep? (The Traveler's Dilemma)

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

All photos shot in Southeast Alaska and Haida Gwaii on a Lindblad-National Geographic expedition. How Can I Sleep? (The Traveler's Dilemma) Ho...

Lindblad-National Geographic, a Ten-Year Expedition of Inspiration and Discovery

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Sven-Olof Lindblad, founder and president of Lindblad Expeditions, talks about the impetus behind the partnership, some of the accomplishments, and his thoughts of the future.

Diving Cuba's Gardens of the Queen National Marine Park

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

On March 30 I plunged into the depths of the Gardens of the Queen National Marine Park in Cuba. I had some trepidation, as it had been a long time since I had donned a tank to spend time 60 or 70 feet below the surface.

Under The Sea Of The Remote South Pacific

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Among the remote islands of the South Pacific you'll find the popular notion of paradise is alive and well: palm-framed beaches, azure seas, and welcoming islanders. Look below the seas and you'll discover some of the wildest places on Earth

Robot Eyes Protecting From Above: Drones and Ocean Conservation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

By Shah Selbe, National Geographic Emerging Explorer National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shah Selbe setting up his ArduPlane drone for some coast...

A Blustery Day On South Georgia Island

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

We're left thinking about the real hardships of the great explorers of the past, knowing we probably had that coming.

Rounding the Tip of the Antarctic Peninsula

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The Antarctic Peninsula separates the warm maritime climate of the Bellingshausen Sea to the west and the cold, dry continental climate of the Weddell Sea to the east. Thus far, we have been traveling and working along the western edge, but this morning, we crossed the tip and passed into a different world.

Success on the Antarctic Peninsula!

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The faint glow of the soon to be rising sun welcomes our arrival as we nose into Andvord Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula.