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Galápagos Shot: As Up-Close As It Gets

One of our guests traveling aboard National Geographic Endeavour in Galápagos sent in this photo they snapped while kayaking two days ago. Juvenile sea lions are plentiful at Punta Cormorant this time of year, and the playful animals often hop off the shore to come in for a closer look while our guests kayak and snorkel—one sea lion even leapt onto our glass-bottom boat nine months ago. Join us in Galápagos and experience their playful nature for yourself.

The Top Photos of the Week

Polar bear piggyback in Svalbard, crowded ledges at Cape Fanshawe, beautiful birds of Galápagos, and scavenging off bears in Alaska—see it all and much more in the latest Photos of the Week.

Our Top Photos of the Week

This week our Top Photos come in from Galápagos, the high Arctic, Alaska and Greece.

One Photographer’s Top Ten Iconic Shots

Photo by Jim Richardson

National Geographic Photographer Jim Richardson was asked to compile a ‘bucket list’ of ten iconic places in the world for photographers. Number 1 on his list? Antarctica. You’re invited to join Jim aboard National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica on our February 15, 2013 departure to get your own iconic shot of the continent (with a little help from Jim himself). See the rest of Jim Richardson’s iconic shots on National Geographic.

The Latest Top Photos

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.

Photo Trick: Paint With Light

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.

The Latest Top Photos

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).

InstaBaja: Baja California via Instagram

Get a billion dollars worth of memories on and expedition to Baja California’s Sea of Cortez. Two travelers sent back their Instagram photos from the same week that Facebook announced their acquisition of the mobile photo-share platform. See the shots on The Huffington Post.

Expedition Photography Offerings

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.

The Latest Top Photos of the Week

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.