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  • 16 Sep 2022

Photos of the Week, September 16, 2022

This week's photos seemed to highlight the ways in which our field staff and crew are able to seek out the ideal spots and angles for capturing memorable photos Whether it's a Steller sea lion as seen from a Zodiac or a ship pulling up to the cliff face of an Arctic fjord, our team has unparalleled expertise in maneuvering into the best vantage points.  Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up


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Cerro Dragón, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, September 3, 2022

marine iguana

Marine iguana basking at the golden hour on some carpetweed. This species is unique. The iguanas can dive and forage underwater. It was interesting to see the two species of iguanas close to each other so that we could compare the adaptations they have for different ecosystems even though they share a common ancestor. —Anahi Concari, Naturalist

 

Senja, Norway

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic, September 5, 2022

northern fulmar

A Northern fulmar glides just above the surface of the water as the early morning light dances around in the ripples of the ocean. —Nathan Kelley, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Sgang Gwaii, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii, September 5, 2022

landscape with national geographic sea lion ship in background

Early this morning, National Geographic Sea Lion cruised south as we headed for our morning anchorage of Anthony Island and the Unesco World Heritage Site, Sgang Gwaii. It is also a Haida Heritage Site, a village site with mortuary poles standing exactly where they were raised…the only site like it in the world! —Sharon Grainger, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Trollfjord, Norway

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic, September 6, 2022

national geographic endurance ship next to high cliff face

Just before dinner, National Geographic Endurance explored Trollfjord, a very short yet very narrow fjord. Entering this fjord gives the bridge team a chance to show off their navigation skills and take advantage of the ship’s incredible maneuverability. A visit to Trollfjord isn’t complete without bringing the ship right up to the edge of the sheer cliff face, sometimes even close enough to pick a leaf from a tree branch! —Doug Gould, Expedition Leader

 

Vaeroya, Lofoten Islands, Norway

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic, September 7, 2022

landscape with national geographic endurance ship in background

The fishing community is also an adventure gateway, with high mountains that promise unforgettable hikes. We took our hike at the most southern part of the Lofoten Islands. The small island of Vaeroya used to be home to fishermen but now only hosts summer residents due to its remoteness. Our more adventurous and feisty guests hiked all the way up to the top to enjoy the most stunning view. —Anne Hedlund, Naturalist/Expedition Diver (photo by Jamie Coleman)

 

Nordenfjorden, Norway

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic, September 8, 2022

aurora borealis

After the recap and dinner (excellent as always), the guests were invited to watch the Aurora Borealis, which was getting brighter and more colorful as the night progressed. Tomorrow will be a day at sea, so many guests stayed late to view the spectacle in the sky. —Serguei Ponomarenko, Naturalist (photo by Lisle Gwynn)

 

Princess Royal Island, British Columbia

Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear, September 8, 2022

bow of national geographic venture with waterfall in background

Guests enjoy one of the largest of the waterfalls we encountered on our day of cruising. Our bridge crew and captain piloted the ship to the perfect spot for a great view and great photos! —Rich Kirchner, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Genovesa Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, September 9, 2022

red-footed booby feet

Bright red feet with a serrated toenail for preening head feathers. —Celso Montalvo, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

 

Klewnuggit Inlet, British Columbia

Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear, September 11, 2022

steller sea lion

A lone Steller sea lion rested in the serenity of Klewnuggit Inlet, unphased by the Zodiac paparazzi. —Lee Moll, Naturalist

 

Alpefjord, Greenland

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic, September 13, 2022

hikers with snowcapped cliffs in background

Long hikers look epic in front of the snowcapped peaks of Northeast Greenland National Park. —Jamie Coleman, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor