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Islas San Esteban & Rasa

The mark of a true expedition is to experience things never seen, but more so, it is to come with certain expectations and witness as they are exceeded. Today, aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird, the guests found moments of pure discovery. Beginning on the Island of San Esteban, we put on our ‘lizard lenses’ and went in search of the many reptiles known to be on the island. As the sun warmed the arroyo, we began to see scattered movements out of the corners of our eyes, alerting us that the reptiles were of a temperature to begin their daily search for food. Walking cautiously with inspecting eyes, we were treated to whip tailed lizards, spiny tailed iguanas, and the highly sought after chuckwalla. Some perched on rocks, taking what they needed from the sun’s radiation, while others began the journey up the cardon cacti in order to feast upon the newly blooming flowers. It was no mystery that the island teemed with life, but it took a certain patience and understanding to move at the pace necessary to make it visible to the camera’s lens.  

Travelling to our next destination, we had no choice but to slow the ship’s progress in order to take in the eye-popping biomass surrounding us in the water.

Apr 16, 2014 National Geographic Sea Bird in Baja California

Kuiywawa Island, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Within moments of arrival on remote Kuiywawa (Kuyawa) Island we were welcomed like long lost friends.

Apr 16, 2014 National Geographic Orion in Pacific Islands & Australia

Santa Cruz Island

Today we visited Santa Cruz Island, this is the second largest island in the Galapagos archipelago and it has the largest human population as well. Here we also have the headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station.

In the morning we disembarked at Puerto Ayora and then we visited the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Apr 16, 2014 National Geographic Islander in Galápagos

At Sea & Isla Danzante, Baja California, Mexico

Our voyage exploring the Sea of Cortez began with a bountiful full moon.

Apr 15, 2014 National Geographic Sea Bird in Baja California

Santa Rosalia

We attacked the town of Santa Rosalia today with our Canons, a few Nikons, a sprinkling of Olympuses, and a Lumix or two. The colors, flavors and kind people were captured as pixels and transformed into a collection of photographic memories. 

Color radiated from everywhere; the bright blues of the painted pangas in the harbor, a multitude of rainbow-splashed storefronts along main street, carts full of kaleidoscope-colored candy wheeled down the street and ice cream shops—truly the end of the rainbow—with their refreshing assortment of frozen fruity paletas.

Apr 15, 2014 National Geographic Sea Bird in Baja California

Floreana

Southernmost island of the Galapagos. 

Flora, fauna and human history.

Apr 15, 2014 National Geographic Islander in Galápagos

Santa Cruz Island

Today we anchored in Academy Bay. Here we found Puerto Ayora, home of the Charles Darwin Research Station and the breeding center for Galapagos giant tortoises. This is also the island where we looked for Galapagos giant tortoises in the wild.

In the morning we walked into the breeding center and observed Galapagos giant tortoises in different stages as they are born and raised in captivity.

Apr 15, 2014 National Geographic Endeavour in Galápagos

Samarai Island and Deka Deka Island

It’s hard to imagine today that Samarai Island was once a bustling trading port and resupply center for ships travelling between Australia and the China.

Apr 15, 2014 National Geographic Orion in Pacific Islands & Australia

Bahia San Juanico, Baja California, Mexico

The best thing about an expedition is the element of surprise.

Apr 14, 2014 National Geographic Sea Bird in Baja California

Crossing the Coral Sea

On our way at last!  We left Australia last night and cruised out through one of the big channels in the Great Barrier Reef, into the Coral Sea, bound for New Guinea.  And what a pleasant surprise we found on these tropical waters today!   Cyclone Ita has only just left the region, but the seas are calm, the winds gentle and the sky full of sunshine and puffy white clouds.

This easy day at sea was the perfect setting for beginning the educational side of our expedition.

Apr 14, 2014 National Geographic Orion in Pacific Islands & Australia

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