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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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South Georgia pintail
October 16, 2012
Blog Post

With the largest concentrations of penguins, seals, and albatross to be found anywhere on the planet, South Georgia has been dubbed, “The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.” And, while large birdlife usually takes center stage on South Georgia, the island was once a thriving small-bird community as well, comprised of storm petrels, prions, blue petrels, and pipits. However, with the introduction of rats by whalers and sealers, the small-bird population is being devastated as the rodents burrow...

Ireland
May 2, 2012
Blog Post

Stephen C. Quinn, of the American Museum of Natural History, will be joining our Ireland and the British Isles expedition this May. Being of Irish descent, Stephen is particularly excited about the journey and shared with us his must-have items on a trip that incorporates both incredible wildlife viewing and magnificent scenery.

There is a very good little field guide to the region’s birdlife, A Pocket Guide to Common Birds of Ireland by Eric Dempsey and...

James Island, Galapagos Islands
December 16, 2009
Blog Post

Dr. Jack Grove, Zegrahm Expeditions’ cofounder and expedition leader, recently contributed to a report that outlines how climate change, overfishing, and tourism have negatively impacted the Galapagos Islands’ delicate ecosystem. In just a few decades, 45 Galapagos species are thought to have already disappeared or are teetering on the verge of extinction. The report was originally published in the scientific journal, Global Change Biology, and has been picked up by BBC News and circulated...

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
January 20, 2010
Blog Post

If the success of an expedition cruise depends on the ship that takes you there, then surely traveling aboard the Clipper Odyssey is the way to go. Thousands of our travelers have sailed in the indulgent comfort of this much-loved, 110-passenger vessel, visiting some of the most exotic and unspoiled places in the Pacific, from Easter Island to Borneo, and from Kodiak Island to Kamchatka.

This year the Clipper Odyssey continues its exploration of Indonesia, Melanesia...

Enderby Island
November 13, 2009
Blog Post

This recently published book by Rodney Russ & Aleks Terauds is a comprehensive study of the seven oceanic island groups to the south and east of New Zealand. Each chapter features a different island with descriptions of the flora, fauna, geography, geology, human history, and glorious color photographs. More than just a coffee-table book, the authors leave no stone unturned when it comes to describing the wonders of these unique islands.

The Sub-Antarctic islands are notable for...

Guests on Zodiac
December 30, 2011
Blog Post

At Zegrahm Expeditions, we endeavor to travel outside the box—not always adhering to what the daily itinerary dictates, but capitalizing on any and all opportunities to discover whatever unnamed atoll, unvisited village, or unchartered waters we might happen upon. Indeed, many of our adventures are in areas so remote, they are rarely, if ever, visited so there is much to be discovered. And therein lies the appeal of Zegrahm Expeditions: You travel as an inquisitive, fully-engaged explorer,...

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...

Ingrid Nixon
December 22, 2010
Blog Post

Ingrid Nixon is the 2010 winner of the Freeman Tilden award for the Alaska Region of the National Park Service. When she’s not working as a Zegrahm naturalist or field leader, Ingrid is the Chief of Interpretation for Denali National Park, in charge of the Park’s staff of naturalists. The Freeman Tilden is an annual award recognizing outstanding contributions to the public through interpretation of nature by a National Park Service employee.

To earn this award, Ingrid worked with key...

Le Ponant - Exterior
April 20, 2001
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Over the last few years, many passengers have asked us when will we return to Arabia and the Indian Ocean. Our response has always been, "when we find the right ship." I am excited to announce that we have done just that—the wonderful sailing vessel Le Ponant.

Standing on an overlook on the island of Corsica this last year, I caught my first glimpse of Le Ponant as she emerged from the fog into the narrow harbor of Bonifacio. She appeared as if by magic—a bright gem...

Dubai, United Araba Emirates
May 26, 2012
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When Emirates Airlines started flying direct out of Seattle to Dubai, I decided it was time to try the airline I had heard so much about. It was a personal trip back home to Cape Town to visit family and, although it’s not the fastest way from Point A to Point B, I wanted to try a new route and a new airline. This patricular routing left me with 8 hours and 50 minutes between my two flights at Dubai Airport. Oh sure, I love people-watching at airports – who doesn’t? Time spent at an airport...

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