SG̱ang Gwaay

Sep 05, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Toward the southern end of Haida Gwaii sits the remnants of SG̱ang Gwaay, a village that was inhabited until the late 1890s when it was abandoned due to the small pox epidemic. The village is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of the Canadian National Park System, and a Haida Heritage Site. It was also the base of our operations today.

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Jennifer Davidson

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Jennifer Davidson is a photographer and educator specializing in documenting travel and culture. She has photographed across the globe, including extensively in Colombia, where she visited remote fishing villages, as well as in Ecuador, where she focused her lens on indigenous cultures in the highlands and Amazon regions. Jennifer’s work in South America and the Galápagos Islands has been published in National Geographic Traveler (UK), and she has logged over 35 expeditions to the Galápagos, having traveled there with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions since 2007.

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Ashley was raised in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon. After childhood careers in ski racing, equestrian sports, classical piano, and summer jobs on a dude ranch, she emerged as a unique hybrid of adventuress, hobby farmer, and storyteller. 

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