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  • 18 Mar 2022

Photos of the Week, March 18, 2022

Sue Forbes, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

On March 16, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic wrapped up our final Antarctica trip of the season, and for that, we have to give our staff a huge round of applause. They did an incredible job of making every expedition spectacular under incredibly challenging and always-changing circumstances. The season held one final challenge as all three of our ships docked early in Ushuaia to avoid an incoming storm and spent the day exploring Tierra del Fuego. (Naturalist Sue Forbes captured the above photo from the deck of the National Geographic Resolution at sunrise on the final day of that final Antarctica expedition.) We're excited to embark on our next journeys, but we will definitely miss the penguins. 

 

(Still, don't bid penguins at large a final farewell just yet; Patagonia has plenty of them as well. And, of course, penguins can be seen in the Galápagos Islands year-round.) 

 

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Magdalena Island, Patagonia, Chile

Southern Patagonia: Glaciers, Fjords & Wildlife, March 7, 2022

penguins in front of lighthouse

The lighthouse on Magdalena Island is iconic in the area. This island is the breeding ground for thousands of Magellanic penguins. Several hundred were still ashore, molting their feathers before setting out to sea for the winter months of feeding.—Christine West, Undersea Specialist

 

Concepcion Island National Park, Bahamas

Exploring the Bahamas’ Out Islands: Natural Wonders & Hidden History, March 10, 2022

diver exploring reef

Undersea Specialist Rachel had an extraordinary opportunity to get up close to the elkhorn and red fan corals to capture the vibrant colors. She also captured some amazing images of the local fish that live right off this remote and protected island. —Fabio Amador, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor (Photo by Dexter Sear)

 

At Sea, Near the Falkland Islands

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands, March 10, 2022

photographer taking picture of bird

National Geographic Resolution sailed west toward the Falklands immersed in fog. Birders were teased all morning with brief views of small petrels and albatrosses zipping in and out of visibility. After listening to naturalist Rob Edwards talk geology, guests headed outside. They were delighted to see that the fog had lifted, and three wandering albatrosses cruised effortlessly above the wake of the ship. —Jamie Coleman, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Sand Dollar Beach, Baja California

Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay, March 11, 2022

seashells on beach

Sand Dollar Beach is a beach walking delight, due to the many seashells and life we see washed up on the shoreline from the Pacific Ocean’s currents. —Kelly Ferron, Naturalist (Photo by Jeff Litton)

 

Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands, March 11, 2022

upland goose in sea cabbage

Upland goose (male) in sea cabbage. —Ciarán Cronin, Naturalist

 

Observatory Island, Patagonia, Chile

Southern Patagonia: Glaciers, Fjords & Wildlife, March 12, 2022

diver looks at kelp

Our visiting scientist, Alyssa Adler, takes samples of the kelp. —Adam Maire, Undersea Specialist

 

Fernandina Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, March 14, 2022

marine iguanas

Marine iguanas basking in the sun. —Adriana Aguirre, Naturalist (Photo by Patricio Maldonado)

 

Bartolomé Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, March 15, 2022

panoramic photo of spatter cone

Panoramic picture of a group of spatter cones on the way to an iconic view of Bartolomé. The dim late afternoon light enhances the view of the island, lending the sensation of a Mars landscape. —Felipe Wittmer Naranjo, Naturalist

 

Punta Vicente Roca, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, March 15, 2022

galapagos penguin

After a great experience looking at the eruption of Wolf Volcano last night, we have arrived on the western side of Isabela Island. Galápagos penguins were the highlight; some of them molted their feathers on the rocks and others looked for small fish in the turquoise blue bay. —Christian Saa, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

La Boca de Soledad, Baja California Sur

Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay, March 15, 2022

sand dunes and dead mangrove

Since Hurricane Ximena, the relics of this mangrove forest have been swallowed up one grain of sand at a time. —Jeff Litton, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas

Exploring the Bahamas’ Out Islands: Natural Wonders & Hidden History, March 15, 2022

bahama mockingbird

A Bahama mockingbird takes off. This species is endemic not only to the Bahamas, but to the outer islands. Considered a “lifer” for many birders, it was a special treat to see so many of them in the trees today! —Kim Nesbitt, Naturalist/Expedition Diver