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High Arctic Surprises: Ellesmere Island's Empire Of Ice

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 an...

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
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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.

The Last Paradise

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Here in the new Galápagos airport on Baltra Island I'm reminded just how remote the Galápagos Islands really are. They're one of the last places on Earth that is totally wild and pristine.

New Species in Polar Seas?

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

What had I seen? Was it a species as yet undescribed by science? In places as remote as the Weddell Sea, it is quite possible to come across unknown animals, but it is also very difficult to know for sure that what you have found is really new.

The Wild Eyes Of The Galápagos

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

In Galápagos, with fear and flight an ocean away, we are privileged to sit and ponder the eyes of the animals for a prolonged period of time. The result is profound and complex, one that left me lying on the ground for minutes in front of an iguana and trying to solve the mysteries of the universe.

Wild Adventures In Baja California

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Just south of the international border in Mexico, the Sonoran Desert stretches to meet the Sea of Cortez. Remote springs and oases provide relief to an arid landscape of cactus and mountains, bordered by coastal wetlands and an ocean teaming with wildlife.

PHOTOS: The Hat Dance Done Right

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Much like the colorful courtship performance of a bird of paradise, the Jarabe Tapatío, the quintessential folk dance of Mexico, is a captivating display of form and flow.

PHOTOS: A Day In The Mala Mala Reserve

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
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We began another beautiful morning at Mala Mala searching for lions that had been calling at dawn across the river from the Main Camp. Soon we got a radio call that Keith (the Main Camp Manager) had just sighted a leopard and cub from the camp's deck. We turned and headed to the edge of the river.

PHOTOS: A Dispatch From Ground Zero For Climate Change

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

At more than 70º north of the Equator, I'm standing at ground zero for climate change. Nowhere else on Earth is it warming as quickly as in Greenland, the world's largest island.

An Afternoon With Africa's Hunting Dogs

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Under the watchful eye of an adult, the cubs played relentlessly, probably developing skills that would, in adulthood, make them the most effective carnivores of Africa.

PHOTOS: Marine Adventures In Wildest Alaska

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Although my companions and I are far from being swarthy, tattooed sailors full of song and stories, we are in search of the same adventure.

PHOTOS: Incredible Antarctica: The Wilderness At Earth's End

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica is a landscape of superlatives: stunningly beautiful in a very big way.

100 Years Of Change In The Antarctic

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Jean-Baptiste Charcot's expeditions are justly famous for their attention to the creature comforts of men and for success. He explored unknown areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.

PHOTOS: A Wild Trip To The Sea Of Cortez

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

An impromptu trip to the Sea of Cortez finds wildlife galore.