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Welcome Aboard National Geographic Orion

Under bright blue skies on Friday in Auckland we inaugurated the newest ship in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet, the National Geographic Orion. Jeremy Lindblad, Captain Mike Taylor, and underwater filmmaking legend Valerie Taylor shared a few words from the bow of the ship, as guests watched with champagne in hand Read more…

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Killer Whale Research Aboard National Geographic Explorer

Killer whales are instantly recognizable and live in all the world's oceans, but relatively little is known about their habits in the wild, especially in remote locations such as Antarctica. Scientists Dr. Bob Pitman and Dr. John Durban have been supported by the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund since 2011, to facilitate their ongoing killer whale research in Antarctica. (more…)

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Epic South America Expedition Aboard National Geographic Explorer Offers Rare Chance to Rub Elbows with Giants of Science and Anthropology

Whether the words “theme cruise” pique your interest or turn your stomach, you’re probably familiar with the concept. For decades cruise companies have filled ships by organizing departures around specific areas of interest: jazz, golf, motorcycles, and more recently, mid-90s alt-rock bands and Kid Rock, both featured in a New Read more…

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Galápagos Islands’ Datazone Gets a Digital Upgrade

The Charles Darwin Foundation has been a tremendous boon to biologists, researchers, and nature lovers interested in the Galápagos Islands. Besides their numerous conservation projects, the foundation also documents natural history, distribution and threats of Galápagos species, and meteorological conditions. They also publish a scientific journal on the ongoing research Read more…

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Rare White Penguin Spotted in Antarctica

Guests aboard National Geographic Explorer had an exceedingly rare wildlife sighting the other day in Antarctica when they spotted an isabelline Gentoo penguin. This individual has a rare mutation that’s found in about 1-in-100,000 penguins lending it a grayish yellow-blond color instead of traditional black-and-white. The name of the color, Read more…

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Antarctic Quilting

Our past guest aboard National Geographic Explorer, Judy Warner created an Antarctic-inspired quilt from her expedition. She shares the story behind its creation on her blog (where you’ll also find more Antarctic-inspired designs). “A year ago, I was on the National Geographic Explorer voyaging in Antarctica. On Christmas Eve, we traveled Read more…

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