Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Sam Riley

Naturalist

Sam Riley

Wildly passionate about the living world, Sam is an avid birdwatcher, wildlife photographer, scuba diver, and all-around naturalist. Delving into his passions at a young age, he began participating in international bird banding and herpetological biodiversity surveys in Ecuador and Peru at the age of 15, sparking yet another passion for world travel. Since then, he has earned a B.S. in Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami, worked as a scuba instructor up and down the east coast of Australia, and most recently been involved with primate and sea turtle studies in a remote region of Equatorial Guinea. He has also traveled extensively searching for and photographing terrestrial and aquatic wildlife in locations throughout Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the United States. He is fascinated by pretty much any living thing, and loves to share his knowledge and passion for marine and terrestrial environments with others. Particularly insightful about birds, reptiles, and aquatic life, Sam excels at helping people connect to the natural world.

Sam's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Best of Micronesia

    Best of Micronesia: Rabaul to Palau

    March 3March 20, 2019

    Snorkel or dive nearly every day as you discover the western corner of Micronesia. You'll also meet friendly locals, who will greet you with traditional dances; search for island endemics and a multitude of seabirds; and tour the archaeological site of Nan Madol.