SGang Gwaay

Sep 10, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We spent an incredible day exploring the area of SGang Gwaay in the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. It was a day that many have looked forward to for most of the expedition, and we were excited to explore this area and learn from the Haida watchmen who care for this special place. Groups split up throughout the day to visit important sites both on land and on the water.

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Gemina Garland-Lewis

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a Seattle-based photographer, EcoHealth researcher, and National Geographic Explorer with experience in 30 countries across six continents. She first picked up a camera when she was 12 years old and proceeded to spend the better part of high school in the darkroom in her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both her photography and research explore the myriad connections between humans, animals, and their shared environments.  She is passionate about integrating the worlds of visual storytelling and research to develop new ways of communicating social and environmental issues to broader audiences and building unique platforms for education and outreach. She is a past recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, during which she spent a year of travel in seven countries focusing on different cultural relationships with whales and whaling. She has worked as a trip leader and photography teacher for National Geographic Student Expeditions since 2010, leading in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Tanzania, and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. Her photography and writing have been featured by National Geographic News, National Geographic Adventure, and REI, among others.

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