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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...

April 25, 2015
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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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Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands
April 3, 2018
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Allan White is a Falkland Islands native, naturalist, Zodiac driver, and has led more than 125 shipboard expeditions around the world (40 of those to Antarctica). He is a Zegrahm Expedition leader on programs to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands--the place he is proud to call home.

The Falklands are such a remote and mysterious place to most people--what is it like living there?
This windswept group of islands surrounded by a...

Zegrahm Field Leaders
April 2, 2010
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Zegrahms Tips On What Makes For The Best Pair Of Binoculars 

In the Zegrahm Expeditions office, we are frequently asked about the best and most useful gear to bring on our expeditions—from the choice of boots to wear in Antarctica and South Georgia or on the Northern Ring of Fire expeditions to the best snorkeling gear for Faces of Melanesia.

These items are, of course, essential to the enjoyment of each expedition, but when departing for a...

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
February 2, 2010
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Zegrahm travelers recently had the privilege of traveling with French Captain Étienne Garcia aboard Le Diamant on our Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands itinerary. Below is an excerpt from his farewell speech that was so well received by passengers, staff, and crew that they hoped we would publish it for all to read:

Good evening dear passengers, this is your Captain speaking from the . . . the stage. I don’t have the eloquence of...

Ushuaia, Argentina
January 6, 2009
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We’re Antarctica bound, starting the trip off with a beautiful flight into Ushuaia—bathed in sunshine below us, with spectacular aerial views of the fjords and lakes that mark the southern edge of the South American tectonic plate. Ushuaia itself lies on a picturesque bay on the Beagle Channel surrounded by jagged snow-covered peaks. Above us the trees end in a razor-sharp mountain tree line; at our feet are gorgeous giant poppies and other colorful wildflowers.

Our tour divided into...

Humpback Whale
January 16, 2009
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We awoke to find ourselves approaching Elephant Island in thick fog and swells, but the fog soon lifted to reveal Cape Valentine and the towering cliffs of this island made famous by the 1914-1917 Shackleton Expedition. Captain Lemaire brought us right into view of historic Point Wild where twenty-two crew members from the Endurance spent four and a half months until Shackleton’s welcome return upon the Chilean navy cutter Yelcho. Zodiacs were launched and, although the...

Elephant Island, Antarctica
March 30, 2010
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Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite travel memory for our 20th Anniversary competition. We received so many wonderful entries—from interacting with shiny black mountain gorillas in Rwanda to being serenaded by 50 little boys in Zodiacs in Yap—we thoroughly enjoyed reading through 20 years of truly amazing experiences. While it is difficult to choose just one winner, the entry that we felt best embodies the Zegrahm style of expedition travel and also the connection our...

Gold Harbour, South Georgia
December 3, 2008
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South Georgia exceeded even our wildest expectations. As we head for the Antarctic Peninsula, I am overwhelmed with a sense of awe that there still exists a place of such wild and rugged beauty and where wildlife reigns in concentrations and diversity that has to be seen to be believed. Our expedition began on the north coast and we cruised down the eastern side of the island, calling at bays, coves, harbors, and fjords along the way.

The Bay of Isles served as our introduction, the...

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