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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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Nares Point, Talbot Bay
November 15, 2013
Field Report

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - Broome, Australia / Embark Caledonian Sky: We converged on the far-away outpost of Broome from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason—to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of Australia’s Kimberley region. Following breakfast at the hotel, our birdwatching group headed out for an introduction to the birds of the region. The shorelines around Broome...

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.  

Blue whale
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

You’re traveling in the company of renowned wildlife expert, Mark Brazil, in one of the most photogenic places on Earth—Sri Lanka. It only makes sense to leave home with the ultimate in photographic gear. What to bring to capture the abundant wildlife of Yala National Park, the monumental ruins of Polonnaruwa, and the blue whales off the southern coast of this “Pearl...

Yala National Park
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

Animal lovers, take note—Sri Lanka is home to some of the most incredible displays of wildlife you’ll see in your world travels. Our expert expedition leader, Mark Brazil, is no stranger to this dramatic landscape with its elephants, leopards, spotted deer, sloth bears, wild buffaloes, and over 200 species of bird. In fact, Sri Lanka is one of the world’s top five biodiversity hotspots! Before...

Wild Rhinoceros
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

Nepal’s Chitwan National Park tops many a traveler’s wish list, and for good reason. If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping foot in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, now’s your chance: our 21-day Nepal & Bhutan tour (departing October 29, 2015) includes ample time to explore the park. Here are a few of our favorite things to do there:

1.) Live (for a few days at...

Nepal & Bhutan
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

To behold a flock of endangered black-necked cranes in flight can only be described as sublime. The birds’ aerial displays are so beautiful, and their preening dances so balletic, that the Bhutanese people have long believed them to be the souls of reincarnated Buddhist monks returned to earth in avian form.

Regardless of your religious beliefs, it’s easy to see why some three hundred black-necked cranes return to Bhutan’s Phobjikha Valley every autumn after emigrating from the...

Demoiselle Cranes, India
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

Imagine a landscape of pale sand expanding before you in all directions, a dome of cobalt sky overhead. As you gaze across the desert horizon you might, at first, not quite understand what you observe. A sea of gray and black appears to move across the land in a fluid-like motion, yet there is no flowing water here. You catch your breath as you realize that you have come to just the right spot, at just the right time—spread out before you are thousands of demoiselle cranes, gathered together...

Blackbucks
May 28, 2015
Blog Post

If you find you’ve been feeling a bit of wanderlust and you’re craving to connect with nature in its wildest form, we have a 19-day expedition that will satisfy your need for adventure as you traverse two of western India’s wildest landscapes: Gir and Velavadar National Parks.

The natural wonders are so abundant in western India that the region comprises two national parks, each with their own distinct personalities. As each park boasts different fauna, flora, and landscapes,...

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...

Chan Chan, Peru
May 27, 2015
Blog Post

You’re exploring some of the most wildlife-rich regions of Mother Earth, in particular the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current, and have been schooled in the remarkable research and discoveries of Alexander von Humboldt. So, how about that other guy we hear so much about in biology courses, or whenever we’re tempted by travel to remote lands to get up close and personal with the local (wild) residents? Charles Darwin made quite a name for himself, but did you know even he struggled with his own...

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