Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand. He co-re-discovered the "extinct" New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, and has traveled virtually everywhere, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, Australia, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, French Polynesia, China, the...
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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.
“It’s not that kayakers see anything different than the rest of the participants; it’s that they see it in a different way.”
I always say this to my small groups who have signed up for one of our onboard kayaking programs. But it’s not always true. Sometimes we do see things that others don’t.
On our recent cruise through the Norwegian fjords and on to Spitsbergen, we stopped in Reine, in the Lofoten Islands, renowned as the most beautiful village in all of...
Sisimiut. Ilulissat. Kangerlussuaq. Qeqertarsuaq
Their names don’t exactly roll off the tongue; yet these coastal towns in western Greenland share a traditional Inuit culture that reaches back nearly 5,000 years, as well one of the main Eskaleut or Eskimo-Aleut languages.
According to the Alaska Native Language Center, somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago there was a common language among the Eskimo and the Aleut peoples. A few thousand years later, Eskimo speakers...