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  • 24 Jun 2022

Photos of the Week, June 24, 2022

An astonishing number of great photos this week took the shape of panoramas, from sweeping landscapes in the Arctic to wildlife close-ups in the Galápagos. Smartphones and DSLR cameras make it easier than ever to experiment with this format, and these photos prove that an extremely wide shot can be used for more than just a broader view of the scenery.

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Haines, Alaska

Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau, June 11, 2022

field of lupines

Nootka lupin emerges from a rich carpet of vegetation along Battery Point Trail. —Eric Guth, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Edgeøya Island, Svalbard, Norway

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard, June 11, 2022

female reindeer

A female reindeer watches us from the green valley at Årdalsnuten. —Gabriela Roldan, Naturalist

 

Tracy Arm, Alaska

Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau, June 14, 2022

zodiac in front of glacier

We rejoiced after watching an amazing calving event from the bluest section of the glacier. Or maybe we were cheering for the hot chocolate… —Sean Nielson, Naturalist

 

14th of July Glacier, Svalbard, Norway

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard, June 15, 2022

photographer standing in the middle of an iceberg

Playing amongst the mini-icebergs on Diamond Beach. —Jackie Weston, Naturalist

 

Santa Fé Island, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, June 16, 2022

yellow warbler

A yellow warbler looking for insects around the Opuntia cactus. The only yellow bird in the archipelago, the warbler can be found over all the different strata of the islands, from the coastal vegetation to the humid area. —Felipe Wittmer Naranjo, Naturalist

 

Genovesa Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, June 17, 2022

short eared owl

Short-eared owl. —Celso Montalvo, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Genovesa Island, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, June 18, 2022

gull chick

A baby swallow-tailed gull walking around a small rocky cave, waiting for one of its parents to arrive and feed it. We were lucky to see the moment when the mother arrived and regurgitated a squid into the baby’s mouth. Moments like this one make this trip an amazing opportunity to see how nature operates in its pristine state. —Javier Carrión, Naturalist

 

Signehamna, Svalbard, Norway

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard, June 17, 2022

panorama of water and mountains

The view from the top of the hill at Signehamna. —Kerstin Langenberger, Naturalist

 

Phippsøya, Svalbard, Norway

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard, June 18, 2022

walrus and calf

The excitement was high as our plan was to visit a small group of islands known as the Sjuøyene (the seven islands) on the northeast side of Nordauslandet. Approaching Phippsøya, the largest island of the group, we encountered a female walrus swimming with her calf. —Michael Nolan, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Ísafjörður, Iceland

Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland, June 18, 2022

national geographic resolution

—Holger F., Guest

 

Fowey, England

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland, June 19, 2022

view of fowey harbor

The entrance to Fowey Harbor is extremely narrow. This has given it a strategic defensive advantage for many centuries–remains of stone towers still guard its opening. The harbor is quite cozy and full–there are moored boats, boat ramps tucked between buildings, boatyards, and small ferries crossing the harbor…the focus of this ancient town is clearly its harbor. —Berit Solstad, Naturalist

 

Fernandina Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, June 20, 2022

flightless cormorant with national geographic endeavour ii

As we hiked on the rocky shores of Fernandina Island, this flightless cormorant came out of the water and posed for us in front of National Geographic Endeavour II.Salvador Cazar, Naturalist

 

Gnålodden, Svalbard, Norway

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard, June 21, 2022

field of purple flowers

Purple saxifrages by the trappers’ hut at Gnålodden. —Alice Skehel, Naturalist/Expedition Diver (photo by Kerstin Langenberger)