Just in from National Geographic Explorer, our onboard Video Chronicler Beau Sytle shot this footage of the rare all-white penguin that’s been featured on the Today Show and National Geographic in the past few days.
Alongside most of our brochures we create DVDs that showcase the places we exploreand the kinds of experiences our guests can expect. Each ship in our Lindblad/National Geographic fleet sails with a Video Chronicler aboard — a person who shoots and edits a film for each voyage. And since our chroniclers shoot footage every day, we have a wealth of content to create these DVDs.
This year our Alaska cruises underwent so many changes, from the addition of an Undersea Specialist to adding a Huna Tlingit interpreter when we sail into Glacier Bay National Park, that it required a new DVD. The DVDs will be available for order soon, but this is an early look at the full-length Alaska experience. All of our other DVDs are available here.
Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew aboard the International Space Station shot this time-lapse video over the course of a couple months. See the deserts, oceans and cities, as well as the Aurora Borealis from an altitude of 350km. It’s an extraordinary view of Earth’s atmosphere.
The Today Show’s Matt Lauer found himself atop a giant dune in the African nation of Namibia as part of his “Where in the World is Matt Lauer” feature. He skied down the side of a windswept dune and declared Namibia among the most beautiful places he’s ever seen.
It would be difficult to argue with his assessment. This photo from National Geographic alone speaks volumes to the country’s beauty and magic. We’ll be there aboard National Geographic Explorer on March 28, 2012. Join us on an African Odyssey up the continent’s entire west coast.
A farmer in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in Galápagos is known locally for his distilled sugarcane spirits. A Naturalist once told our group that if you’re ever suffering from a stomach bug, the best cure is to drink a glass of his moonshine and eat a spoonful of sand — the idea is that the parasites in your stomach get drunk and throw rocks at each other until they’re all dead.
In this short video, guests aboard National Geographic Endeavour get a tour of the farmer’s operation and sample his wares.
Will the new film The Big Year do for birding what A River Runs Through It did for fly fishing? The Audubon Society is betting big on the film, and early word back (it opened over the weekend) is promising. Timed to the release of the film, the Audubon Society is releasing birds all over the internet and inviting budding birdwatchers to track them down as part of a contest. Birding the Net is tracked via a Facebook application, and the contest winner will have plenty of opportunities to find real birds in the wild — in the Galápagos Islands with us aboard National Geographic Endeavour.
In preparation for our Inaugural Voyage aboard the sailing yacht Sea Cloud, we’ve compiled this video in an attempt to share some sense of the scale and grandeur of the historic vessel. Aboard Sea Cloud we will be sailing the Mediterranean among the islands of Greece and along the Turkish Coast. Capable of over 150 miles per day under sail, she is the ideal vessel for exploring these perfectly spaced archaeological sites. This is the rare opportunity to approach historical ports just as the ancients did — under sail.