Every day our naturalists, expedition leaders, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructors, and guests send in photos with our Daily Expedition Reports. And at the end of the week, we choose the top shots to share in our Photos of the Week. This week features shots from Alaska, Galápagos, Turkey, Ireland, and Scotland.
Director of Expedition Photography for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Ralph Lee Hopkins teaches guests how to use long exposure times and a flashlight to “paint with light” and extend the golden hour beyond sunset.
This weeks’ batch of Top Photos takes us from Galápagos to Greece and finally to Alaska—these are the first shots back from the beginning in our season exploring Southeast Alaska. One of the images is from the T’sasala Cultural Group dancers. During our Alaska expeditions, we also invite a cultural interpreter from the Tlingit tribe aboard our ship while in Glacier Bay, their ancestral homeland. They share the lore and legends of this beautiful land. Interested in hearing more? Join us on our Facebook page for a live chat with our Tlingit cultural interpreter on Wed., May 23 at 3pm ET (12pm PT).
Photography is an integral part of many of our guests’ expeditions. As they write the story of their lives through meaningful expedition experiences, they’ll want to illustrate it.
You don’t have to own a huge, expensive camera or even have any photography experience to go home with a great shot. Our brand new Expedition Photography brochure shares the details of our exclusive program with three distinct components.
1. Travel with a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor aboard every ship in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet.
2. A National Geographic Photographer is aboard every departure of National Geographic Explorer, the world’s ultimate expedition ship.
3. Photo Expeditions: select departures custom-tailored to create extraordinary opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.
Learn much, much more (and see some wonderful shots) in our new Expedition Photography brochure.
Check out the latest Photos of the Week, sent from our ships National Geographic Islander and National Geographic Endeavour in the Galápagos Islands, the National Geographic Explorer that just finished its epic month-long voyage up the coast of West Africa, National Geographic Sea Bird in Baja California, and the historic sailing yacht Sea Cloud in Greece.
The latest Photos of the Week are in from all corners of the globe being explored by guests aboard the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet. Top shots come from the undersea in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where National Geographic Explorer paused on our Cape-to-Cape expeditions, plus Galápagos, Namibia, Baja California, and Cambodia.
Guests exploring the Galápagos Islands aboard National Geographic Endeavour had the surprise of a lifetime in a rare encounter with the world’s largest fish—a whale shark. They’d just climbed into Zodiacs to visit one of our favorite wildlife-rich snorkeling spots when the whale shark was spotted. Our naturalist Tommy Acosta last saw one of these magnificent, bus-sized fish about seven years ago.
Our onboard video chronicler also managed to capture the encounter on film.