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On our recent expedition to South Georgia, we were kayaking in Gold Harbour when we came across an extraordinary sight - a battle between two elephant seals! To quote naturalist Kevin Clement, this was truly a clash of titans. Kevin, along with naturalist Conrad Field and marine biologist Rick Price, describe the politics of the battle, as well as how truly rare it is to see such an impressive display in the wild.
Long-time Zegrahm leader, naturalist, and historian, Ingrid Nixon, is an incredible story-teller. She has traveled with us to Antarctica several times, and has regaled us with stories of early exploration. Along with historian David Wilson, watch as they share the story of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to South Georgia.
On our recent expedition to South Georgia, we observed majestic albatross, soaring very near to us both on the ship and on land. When we stopped at Elsehul, we were able to explore the nesting sites of both light-mantled sooty and gray-headed albatross. Watch as Jim Wilson, ornithologist and long-time Zegrahm leader, describes these enigmatic creatures.
Olga Eggert was born in Crimea, Ukraine. Currently living on the Isle of Man, she has traveled with Zegrahm Expeditions for years as a lecturer, with an emphasis in the Black Sea region. Watch as she describes recent architectural growth in Georgia, and the overwhelming friendliness and positivity of the locals.
For more information on our upcoming Circumnavigation of the Black Sea, visit our trip page.
In 2015, we explored the pristine shores of South Georgia, its spectacular landscapes a photographic feast of snowcapped mountains, cascading glaciers, and stunning coves. Wildlife in countless numbers live in and around this panorama: thousands upon thousands of king penguins; more than a million and a half fur and elephant seals; and numerous seabird species, including the wandering albatross, the largest of all flying birds on the planet.
Meet Dan Olsen, Expedition Leader for our signature 22-day adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands. Dan has lived in Seward, Alaska for over a decade, where he has been the captain of a 150-passenger tour boat; guests aboard observe the whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Expedition Advisor, Dan Selzer , recently returned from our expedition to Antarctica. While his favorite species was the massive elephant seal, he managed to take quite a lot of images and video with his GoPro! Check out his compilation above and visit our Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands trip page for information on our 2017 expedition.
On our recent Circumnavigation of the Black Sea expedition, marine archaeologist Susan Langley was delighted to share the history of Trabzon's Hagia Sophia church. The third, and youngest, of the Hagia Sophia's in Turkey, it began life as a church but later became a mosque, a museum, and then a church again. Watch this short video to find out more about the unique etchings on the church walls.
Allan Langdale is an art historian and lecturer, who earned his doctorate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His specialties include Italian Renaissance art and architecture, medieval art, and Byzantine art. His recent publications include the definitive guidebook to the art and archaeology of northern Cyprus and the travelogue, Palermo: Travels in the City of Happiness (2015).
Our recent expedition to the Arctic yielded spectacular wildlife results, including a visit to a little auk nesting site! Watch ornithologist, Mark Brazil, describe the incredible scene of thousands of birds.