Antarctica

Brrr…ing On the Polar Plunge

Only 600 miles or so from the Arctic Circle in an otherworldly landscape of snow-capped mountains, an intrepid group of explorers step out of their robes, one by one, and then 3, 2, 1….make a splash in the icy waters! Whether you’re one of the brave few to jump or Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Baja California

Creative iPhone Tricks with Rich Reid

Award-winning National Geographic photographer and visual storyteller Rich Reid has been capturing incredible environmental and adventure photos for over three decades. His engaging multimedia projects celebrate our oceans, open spaces, and wildlife, and he’s a master at techniques like time-lapse, slo-mo, and panoramic shots—in fact his time-lapse video documenting forest Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Video

Freediving Fun in the Canary Islands

  Right now the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer is underway, sailing from Madeira to the Canary Islands in the mid-Atlantic. She’ll call at the the island of La Palma tomorrow, very close to El Hiero where this freediving video was made. The video is remarkable, not only for its beauty, Read more…

By rocky, ago
Video

Swimming with Polar Bears

  Take a swim with polar bears in search of the sea ice they require to hunt for the prey need to survive. Thanks to the Arctic Exploration Fund and this soulful video they released last month. If you’re inspired and want to explore the Arctic for yourself, join us Read more…

By rocky, ago
Video

Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Sperm Whale

  Guests aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird sailing in the upper Sea of Cortez had a rare sighting on Wednesday morning. What our naturalists mistook for a distant boat turned out to be the carcass of a medium-sized sperm whale drifting in the current. Our naturalist Alberto Ferrer explains Read more…

By rocky, ago
Video

Lemurs Are Amazing

  Perhaps Madagascar is already at the top of your travel list. If not, fair warning, it will be after you see this video. Island of Lemurs comes out this month in IMAX. And if you’d like to see them for yourself, join us in Madagascar in 2015.

By rocky, ago
Video

A Sea Lion Birth in Galápagos

Our guests aboard National Geographic Endeavour were exploring Genovesa Island when our naturalist noticed a pregnant sea lion about to give birth. They waited a few minutes and saw the baby sea lions first few minutes of life.

By rocky, ago
Video

Meet a Galápagos Farmer

The highlands of Santa Cruz stretch into passing weather systems, the clouds sticking around the island peaks and dropping enough rain for farming. While the islands are still largely unpopulated, there are a handful of famers on Santa Cruz. We have had a long relationship with one of those farmers, Read more…

By rocky, ago