Field Dispatches

Extreme Ice Survey Returns South

Extreme Ice Survey, the team featured in the Emmy award-winning film Chasing Ice, is aboard our ship, National Geographic Explorer, sailing towards South Georgia Island and Antarctica. Over the next two weeks, they’ll be installing time-lapse cameras that will shoot photos every hour of every day, creating visual records of Read more…

By rocky, ago
Science Milestones

What’s Odd About This Penguin?

Galápagos penguins are the only penguins found in the tropics, but this one is especially special—our naturalists and guests spotted him at the island of Genovesa in the far north of the Galápagos archipelago—and there aren’t supposed to be any penguins here. The sighting was made by our naturalist Patricio Read more…

By rocky, ago
Science Milestones

New Species In Polar Seas?

It was dark. I mean really, really dark, like being deep in a forest on a cloudy, moonless night. I am quite used to poor visibility while diving, but this was different. The glacier around the corner was dumping so much silt into the water, it was like diving into Read more…

By temp, ago
Science Milestones

100 Years Of Change In The Antarctic

The thrilling history of exploration in the Antarctic is a constant inspiration to the staff and guests of Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic on our voyages to the white continent. The explorers of the heroic age, Scott, Amundsen, Shackelton and many others, left a great legacy of contributions to science, devotion to Read more…

By temp, ago
Science Milestones

First Look At Grattan Seamount

  It was my colleague, Richard White, who suggested the idea.  Richard is one of the best observers I have ever known, particularly when it comes to seabirds, whales and other wildlife at sea.  Whenever we are cruising from one destination to another, he spends the majority of his time Read more…

By temp, ago