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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Macaroni Penguin, South Georgia
June 8, 2015
Blog Post

Always looking dapper in their natural tuxedos, penguins are amazing little creatures. The dashing appearance of these flightless birds—evolved from sky-bound birds some 40 million years ago and found solely in the Southern Hemisphere—is quite strategic: their black backs provide camouflage to predators from above, while their white bellies blend into the water’s bright surface.

Most penguins mate for life, joining up to a thousand others in large breeding colonies. They return year...

Zapata Swamp
June 1, 2015
Blog Post

While the Cuban people are known for their rich musical stylings, perhaps no voice in the Caribbean island nation emits such a harmonious sound as that of the Cuban solitaire. Also known as the Cuban nightingale, this elusive, endemic bird, although rather unassuming in its dull, gray plumage, mesmerizes all who hear its melodious song, which echoes through the forest of Ciénaga de Zapata or Zapata Swamp.

The largest wetlands in Cuba, the great Zapata Swamp encompasses more than 1,...

Baltra Island, Galapagos
August 22, 2014
Field Report

Our recently completed Ultimate Galapagos expedition returned with some incredible images from Las Islas Encantadas. Check out these pictures from the archipelago, courtesy of Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove, leader Greg Estes, and several adventurers along for the ride.  

Capybara
May 27, 2015
Blog Post

While it’s the mighty Amazon itself that attracts most wildlife lovers and would-be explorers, Brazil’s Pantanal, a World Heritage Site since 2000, is actually the best place to see animals in the wild in South America. Think of your images of the Amazon—dense, thick foliage, the deepest jungle you can imagine. Turns out, it’s fairly difficult to observe wildlife through it all. Yet in the open marshlands of the Pantanal, well, the whole neighborhood is on display.

The Pantanal is...

Easter Island
May 27, 2015
Blog Post

Quietly, but surely, some 1,200 years ago, a double-hulled canoe of intrepid seafarers landed on the shores of Easter Island—a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Here, over the course of several centuries, a whole society was formed, isolated from the rest of the world in spirit, and proximity. Today, Easter Island is renowned for its 887 extant monumental statues, or moai, created by these early Rapa Nui people.

If you’re among those fortunate enough to view...

April 25, 2015
Blog Post

For 25 years, we have been taking inquisitve travelers to the ends of the earth; in 2016, our trend continues. We're offering 35 unique adventures next year, 11 of which are brand-new itineraries! We think our line-up will inspire even the most well-traveled explorers; take a look at our new expeditions below and contact us at info@zegrahm.com or 206.285.4000, for any questions or to book today.

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Wild Galapagos
April 25, 2015
Blog Post

In 2012 Zegrahm cofounder, Jack Grove, led our annual journey to Las Islas Encantadas, Ultimate Galápagos. The trip was spectacular in every way, but Jack made a special connection with one of our passengers—10-year-old Ben Perez.

Ben had an incredible time learning about various marine life and all that the Galápagos Islands have to offer. A few months ago, he even wrote a play that takes place in the archipelago, for the Young Playwrights’ Theater. Out of over 850 entries...
Jaguar
April 25, 2015
Blog Post

Brazil's Pantanal, 2009

Traveling the length of the dusty Transpantaneira Road, which was only completed in 1976, wildlife is everywhere and usually quite visible. Arriving in Porto Jofre at the end of the road, another type of adventure begins—exploring the main channels and quiet tributaries of the Cuiaba and Piciri Riversby boat . Here as well, the wildlife is phenomenal —capybaras and caimans, black-collared hawks perched along the channels looking for fishing opportunities,...

Quito, Ecuador
December 1, 2013
Field Report

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Quito, Ecuador: Wherever you were coming from, or where your flight originated, it’s a safe bet that when your plane made its descent into Quito, it didn’t have to descend as far as it originally climbed. This is because Quito sits at 9,350 feet, on the lower slopes of the volcano Pichincha. If you were near a window during that descent, your first image of Quito was of a whitewashed colonial-style city with few tall buildings, sprawling across...

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
May 27, 2012
Field Report

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Miami, USA / Belém, Brazil: Upon arrival in Brazil, we transferred to coaches for our drive to the Hilton and a delicious buffet dinner, before retiring to rest up for our adventures ahead.

Wednesday, March 28 - Belém / Embark Clipper Adventurer: Our morning tour of Belém provided us with an introduction to the ‘rain’ part of the rainforest adventures awaiting us. A passing shower at the...

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