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Photos of the Week, February 25, 2022

This week marked a historic first for Lindblad Expeditions: our first expedition to the Bahamas set out this week, and the photos are already incredible. “This is the first time a Lindblad ship has ever explored these waters,” notes Cultural Specialist Elijah Sands, “making this a true ‘expedition’ for all the guests, staff and crew on board.”

 

Another historic first occurred this week in the Galápagos, as ABC's Good Morning America became the first U.S. television program to broadcast live from the islands. To see correspondent Amy Robach's incredible coverage of the week's adventures, and to see daily photo roundups from our staff and guests, visit our GMA page

 

For more dispatches from the field, check out our Daily Expedition Reports


Have you recently traveled aboard one of our ships? Send us your favorite photo! We'd love to feature your favorite memory of your expedition. 

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands, February 18, 2022

baby fur seals and king penguins

At our landing, we were greeted by many juvenile fur seals forming mischievous little gangs along the shoreline. Once we made it to the main colony, we found king penguins as far as the eye could see. —Emmett Clarkin, Naturalist/Expedition Diver

 

San Cristobal Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, February 18, 2022

lava lizard

This female lava lizard is in full breeding color. From a short distance, it observes a male doing pushups, one way males attract females for mating. —Walter Perez, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


Bartolome Island, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, February 19, 2022

galapagos penguin

On our way back to the ship for breakfast, we saw a very small colony of Galapagos penguins. We were happy and excited, and our Zodiac driver took us to see them up close. The penguins were resting on a black lava rock, maybe after hunting some fish in the water. It was a great show to watch our small black and white friends jump back into the ocean to continue their journey. —Christian Saa, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Drake Passage, Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent, February 19, 2022

sunrise over water

A glorious sunrise welcomes the day. —Steve Backus, Naturalist


Grytviken, South Georgia Island

Epic Antarctica: South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia & the Peninsula, February 20, 2022

shipwreck

The Petrel—a whaling ship turned to sealing in the 1950sis beached on the shores of Gryviken. —Ezra Siegel, Naturalist

 

Dallmann Bay, Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent, February 20, 2022

red-parka-wearing people on the bow of a ship

Guests on the bow of National Geographic Explorer observing an iceberg up close. —Brett Monroe Garner, Naturalist/Expedition Diver


Bahia Agua Verde, Baja California

Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales, February 20, 2022

national geographic venture

National Geographic Venture at Agua Verde. —Kelly M Coursey Gray, Naturalist

 

Long Cay, Bahamas

Exploring the Bahamas’ Out Islands: Natural Wonders & Hidden History, February 21, 2022

flamingos

Flock of West Indian flamingos off Long Cay. —Elijah Sands, Cultural Specialist

 

Gatun Lake, Panama

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, February 21, 2022

naturalist rescuing a sloth

After all guests were back onboard, we calmly waited for our third pilot to take us through the rest of the amazing engineering marvel of the Panama Canal. The rescue of a sloth by naturalist Maguil was the cherry on the cake. Maybe the sloth fell down from a tree, and strong winds took the poor animal away from shore. Sloths can swim better than walking on land, but it was too far from shore in this case. The wind was taking the sloth farther into the canal’s waterway where large container ships pass, so it was lucky that we spotted it. —Margrit Ulrich, Naturalist (photo by Frank Simms)


Suarez Point, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, February 21, 2022

nazca boobies

A couple of Nazca boobies courting. —Ramiro Adrian, Naturalist