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  • 7 Jul 2023

Photos of the Week, July 7, 2023

This week's photos from the field included spectacular landscapes in Alaska and Svalbard, a glimpse of the undersea off the coast of remote Pacific islands, and a meetup with locals in Fiji.  Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up

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Spitzbergen, Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard, Iceland, and Greenland's East Coast, June 23, 2023

national geographic resolution ship anchored off the coast of svalbard

This morning, we separated for long, medium, and short hikes, and we also observed an old polar bear trapper’s hut. —Jeff Litton, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


Faioa Islet, Wallis and Futuna

Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History, June 24, 2023

a snorkeler looks at orange coral

The clear waters surrounding the islet allowed guests to enjoy the underwater world of Wallis. —Cristian Moreno, Undersea Specialist


Spitzbergen, Svalbard, Norway

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard, June 24, 2023

polar bear

Curious polar bear checks out National Geographic Endurance. —Mark Vogler, Historian


Endicott Arm, Alaska

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness, June 24, 2023

a person in a red jacket jumps off a zodiac in front of a large glacier

Brave souls accepted the challenge of the ‘Polar Plunge’ and leapt into the frigid, deep water. They returned refreshed, to say the least. —Kimberly Baldwin, Naturalist


Taveuni, Fiji

Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History, June 26, 2023

a dozen teenage girls in traditional Fijian costume perform a dance

Girls from the village school were excited to perform for us today, and it was clearly a lot of fun for the parents, too, as they gathered to sing and watch. —Andrew Peacock, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness, June 26, 2023

blue iceberg

A massive, deep blue iceberg takes center stage, while an expedition Zodiac appears small in comparison. The impressive size and vibrant color of the iceberg were breathtaking. —Jamie Ramsdell, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


Petersburg, Alaska

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness, June 27, 2023

a beach covered in greenery in Petersburg, Alaska

Sandy Beach, Petersburg. —Amy Malkoski, Undersea Specialist


Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland, June 28, 2023

sheep on a cliffside

A visiting sheep enjoys the views at Hermaness in Unst, Shetlands. —Matthew Whyte, Historian