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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions Blog! 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. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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 Kimberley, Australia
July 12, 2016
Video

Meet Brad Climpson, Expedition Leader for our signature 15-day adventure to Australia's Kimberley. Brad was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived for the last 20 years on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Watch Brad explain what makes the Kimberley so...

Whale watching
July 8, 2016
Blog Post

Mark Brazil developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his boyhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire. He pursued academic interests in biology during studies in England and Scotland, while exploring the coasts and mountains of Britain in search of birds. Mark earned his PhD from Stirling University, Scotland, for his work on...

Casa Orquideas, Costa Rica
July 5, 2016
Field Report

Wednesday & Thursday, April 13 & 14, 2016 - San José, Costa Rica / Puerto Caldera / Embark Sea Adventurer / Golfo Dulce

We converged in San José for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of both the Pacific and Caribbean sides of Central America. We stopped first at a coffee plantation, where we roamed through the grounds, learned...

Attu Island, Aletuian Islands, Alaska
July 5, 2016
Blog Post

In 1942, the Japanese invaded two Aleutian Islands—Kiska and Attu—only six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. What is now known as “The Forgotten Battle” began during the early morning hours of June 6, when 500 Japanese soldiers landed on Kiska, taking the 10-man US Navy Weather Detachment (the island’s only inhabitants) by complete surprise. Attu Island had been invaded two days before, and 42 native Aleuts were taken prisoner. Though this was the only US soil Japan would claim...

Japanese Sushi
June 30, 2016
Blog Post

A teacher and writer, Kim Jane Saunders is a graduate of international politics and history, and holds a master's degree in education. She has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. Currently living in Singapore, Kim acts as lecturer and consultant on issues relating to contemporary Asian culture. 

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Geographic Harbor, Katmai National Park, Alaska
June 30, 2016
Blog Post

It is true that a small-ship adventure turns the enormity of Alaska into an intimate experience. Yet when comparing truly wild experiences in the Great Land, Zegrahm holds the ace. Our Wild Alaska expedition visits more remote and unusual islands than any other expedition company, offering guests the rare chance to photograph brown bears digging for clams in Geographic Harbor;...

Japanese Bento Boxes
June 29, 2016
Infographics

Bento boxes hail from Japan and first hit the scene around the 16th century, used by travelers and working folks who didn't have time for meals. A typical bento box is divided into several compartments and the container itself can range from disposable plastic to a gorgeously decorated set of lacquered boxes. View our infographic for the history of bento boxes, and find out when you can try one for yourself on our ...

Broome
June 24, 2016
Field Report

Sunday & Monday, April 24 & 25, 2016 - Broome, Australia / Embark Coral Discoverer

Broome was hot; very hot. An unseasonable high of 104ºF(!) greeted us as we arrived for the start of our Kimberley expedition. As we settled into the beautiful Cable Beach Club Resort, we acclimatized, rested, and met fellow travelers. Some of us walked down to...

Thien Hau, Vietnam
June 24, 2016
Blog Post

A teacher and writer, Kim Jane Saunders is a graduate of international politics and history, and holds a master's degree in education. She has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. Currently living in Singapore, Kim acts as lecturer and consultant on issues relating to contemporary Asian culture. 

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Wrought-iron Butterflyfish
June 20, 2016
Blog Post

Rich Pagen is a biologist who has worked on surveys for nearly everything; from mammalian carnivores in the mountains of California, to bird migration monitoring in Canada, and even a study of army-ant-following birds in the Peruvian Amazon. Rich loves the sea, and has also conducted shipboard surveys for marine mammals and seabirds, as well as tagging studies of sea turtles and pelagic sharks...

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