Expedition Team

Our knowledgeable team is the key to your incredible adventure


Take an Alaska adventure trip in the company of the region’s most knowledgeable staff, and enjoy the best staff-to-guest ratio—for greater choice and diversity of interest and personalities. Benefit from their expertise: marine and terrestrial biology, botany, geology, and more—and from their passion to share the wonder of this incredible place. Our naturalists are also knowledgeable about Haida culture, the wildlife, and the intimate connections between them. Plus two Haida interpreters will offer local perspective and insight. Our onboard Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor will help you capture key moments, regardless of your skill level. And additional photo instructors plus a National Geographic photographer accompany our Photo Expedition departures—enhancing the quality of your experience.


Meet the expedition team for this departure

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  • Ronan Donovan

    National Geographic Photographer
    A biologist turned photographer and filmmaker, Ronan Donovan’s camera has taken him to all seven continents in search of elusive wildlife and stories about our natural world. His desire to use visual storytelling as a way to reach a greater audience was sparked after spending 2011 studying wild chimpanzees in the canopy in Uganda for Harvard University. Donovan's photographic journeys for National Geographic magazine include an entire year living inside Yellowstone National Park documenting the life of wild wolves, covering the human-wildlife conflict between wild chimpanzees and humans in Africa, and hiking volcanoes to photograph mountain gorillas. He has also made multiple trips to Alaska and Canada's western coast, from the Inside Passage to the San Juan Islands and beyond.

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