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Photos of the Week, July 29, 2022

As National Geographic Resolution heads across the Northwest Passage from Greenland across the northern coast of Canada, we're enjoying spectacular photos of massive ice, gorgeous landscapes, and, of course, polar bears. Meanwhile, in the Amazon, Alaska, and the Galápagos, our field staff captured a number of incredible wildlife close-ups. Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up

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Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, July 13, 2022

land iguana

A Galápagos land iguana, alert and surrounded by the local vegetation of the arid zone. —Paola Luque, Naturalist


Amazon Natural Park, Peru

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II, July 18, 2022

two small brown monkeys

White-browed titi monkeys have an early morning greeting behavior. They take turns grooming each other, which cements their relationship. —Cristian Moreno, Undersea Specialist


Ilulissat, Greenland

Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska, July 19, 2022

hikers walk with icebergs in the background

The ports in Greenland are the heartbeat of every city, and the pungent fishy smell of wild caught halibut filled the air as we maneuvered our Zodiacs past fishing boats to the local pier. From there, we headed up and out of town to the walking paths that lead down to the water for more stunning views of the ice. On the walk, we were accompanied by snow buntings flying through the air and beautiful wildflowers next to the path. —Ezra Siegel, Naturalist


Djúpivogur, Iceland

A Circumnavigation of Iceland, July 20, 2022

ice on black sand beach

An ice “diamond” on the black sand beach. —Tim Martin, Naturalist


Inian Islands, Alaska

Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau, July 20, 2022

sea lions

We saw several haul outs of Steller sea lions during our morning cruises in the Inian Islands. —Anna Mazurek, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


South Marble Island, Alaska

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness, July 21, 2022

alaska from the deck of National Geographic Venture

Passengers take in the beautiful early morning views from the bow of the National Geographic Venture. —Tara Kaestner-Barth, Naturalist/Expedition Diver


Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska, July 22, 2022

national geographic endurance

National Geographic Endurance with Zodiacs shuttling passengers ashore to Pond Inlet. —Sue Forbes, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II, July 22, 2022


Black caimans are the biggest caimans found in the reserve. This one showed evidence of a healed injury, probably caused during a dispute for a mate. —Cristian Moreno, Undersea Specialist


Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada

Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska, July 22, 2022

national geographic resolution

National Geographic Resolution in Dundas Harbor, Devon Island. —Ezra Siegel, Naturalist


Bellot Strait, Nunavut, Canada

Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska, July 23, 2022

polar bear

Polar bear on ice. —Madalena Patacho, Naturalist


Kuiu Island, Alaska

Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan, July 25, 2022


Our bushwhack hikes ended at a beautiful pond completely surrounded by the little carnivorous plants that grow in the muskeg ecosystem: the sundew! —Nathan Kelley, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


Frederick Sound, Alaska

Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan, July 26, 2022

humpback whales and rainbow

Humpbacks under the rainbow – a perfect end to an exciting day adventuring in Southeast Alaska. —Paola Espitia, Naturalist