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Patty Disken‐Cahill Lindblad Expeditions 212‐261‐9081 pattydc@expeditions.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New York, NY, May 27, 2010 ‐ Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com), the pioneering expedition travel company with a strong commitment to responsible travel, has teamed up with B&H, the world's leading retailer of imaging products, for their first Wild Alaska Photo Expedition.

The one‐of‐a‐kind one week expedition aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird will head into the wild with top pros from National Geographic. They include Kim Heacox, award‐winning writer/photographer and Alaska resident; Cotton Coulson, contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler who will guide guests through the latest techniques for shooting video with DSLR cameras, plus Lindblad Expeditions’ photo specialist Michael Nolan, an expert in shooting Alaskan wildlife.

To augment the finest in instruction, Lindblad is bringing aboard the ultimate in equipment. Guests will get to test drive the best photo and video gear – with plenty of “toys” to inspire every range of photography skill – and instruction from the onboard B&H gear specialist.

Whether you’re a point and shooter, or a seasoned photographer, the itinerary is dedicated to improving your photography and appreciation of Alaska’s natural and cultural wonders.Talk gear, track big creatures, walk into old growth forests, kayak into still coves and draw close to calving glaciers in a zodiac – and capture some of your best field shots ever.

Characterized by active days shooting in the wild, and evenings offering photography discussions, presentations and mini workshops, the photographers and Expedition Team will always be available for assistance, whether it’s aboard the ship, exploring ashore or simply chatting over drinks.

This special expedition, Wild Alaska: A Photo Adventure departs August 29, 2010. Rates begin at $5,650 per person based on double occupancy.

For reservations contact your travel agent or for additional information on Lindblad Expeditions’ Wild Alaska: A Photo Adventure and voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on earth visit www.expeditions.com or call 1‐800‐EXPEDITION.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company that offers voyages in the Galápagos, Antarctica, Baja California, Alaska, Costa Rica, Panama, Egypt, the Arctic and beyond. The company works in alliance with the National Geographic Society to inspire travelers to explore and care about the planet. As pioneers of global exploration, the organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Lindblad Expeditions has been named “#1 Small Ship for Families” and one of the best Small‐Ship Cruise Lines (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Value Awards 2009); “The Best Ships in the World” and “The Best Itineraries” (Condé Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2008 and 2006), and Conde Nast Traveler 2009 Gold List for Cruise Lines.

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