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Tourist canoing on the River Gambia und enjoying the sunset, near Tumani Tenda, The Gambia, Africa
832-376370 - Tourist canoing on the River Gambia und enjoying the sunset, near Tumani Tenda, The Gambia, Africa
Sustainable tourism, camel trekking, camels, dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), sand dunes, Sahara desert between Douz and Ksar Ghilane, Southern Tunisia, Tunisia, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa
832-373046 - Sustainable tourism, camel trekking, camels, dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), sand dunes, Sahara desert between Douz and Ksar Ghilane, Southern Tunisia, Tunisia, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa
Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland.
817-458840 - Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland.
Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland.
817-460774 - Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland.
Nesjavellir geothermal station, Iceland.
817-458838 - Nesjavellir geothermal station, Iceland.
Silica deposits in water by The Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant near the Blue Lagoon bathing pools, Iceland.
817-460794 - Silica deposits in water by The Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant near the Blue Lagoon bathing pools, Iceland.
Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland.
817-460773 - Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland.
Pipe with hot water from Nesjavellir geothermal station, Iceland.
817-458837 - Pipe with hot water from Nesjavellir geothermal station, Iceland.
The Nature Lodge. Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri, Cambodia.
817-451257 - The Nature Lodge. Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri, Cambodia.
An array of solar panels on top of a building in Delhi.
817-447617 - An array of solar panels on top of a building in Delhi.
San Francisco street at Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
817-423178 - San Francisco street at Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
Virgen Blanca square architecture Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
817-423230 - Virgen Blanca square architecture Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
Old town Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
817-423176 - Old town Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
Del Machete square architecture Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
817-423179 - Del Machete square architecture Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
Music show at Virgen Banca square Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
817-423203 - Music show at Virgen Banca square Vitoria city, European Green Capital, Basque country, Spain
Sustainable tourism, camel trekking, camels, dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), caravan encountering a group of quads, sand dunes, Sahara desert between Douz and Ksar Ghilane, Southern Tunisia, Tunisia, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa
832-116132 - Sustainable tourism, camel trekking, camels, dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), caravan encountering a group of quads, sand dunes, Sahara desert between Douz and Ksar Ghilane, Southern Tunisia, Tunisia, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa
Sustainable tourism, camel trekking, camels, dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), sand dunes, Sahara desert between Douz and Ksar Ghilane, Southern Tunisia, Tunisia, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa
832-116130 - Sustainable tourism, camel trekking, camels, dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), sand dunes, Sahara desert between Douz and Ksar Ghilane, Southern Tunisia, Tunisia, Maghreb, North Africa, Africa
Europe, France, Haute Corse 2B, Cap Corse Rogliano, the village and the wind farm in a background
817-416186 - Europe, France, Haute Corse 2B, Cap Corse Rogliano, the village and the wind farm in a background
Europe, France, Haute Corse 2B, Cap Corse Rogliano, the village and the wind farm in a background
817-416187 - Europe, France, Haute Corse 2B, Cap Corse Rogliano, the village and the wind farm in a background
Ladies View, Killarney National Park, Ring Of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland
1116-3843 - Ladies View, Killarney National Park, Ring Of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland
Lough Leane, Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland
1116-3819 - Lough Leane, Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland
Algae silica and minerals in geothermal hot spring near Bjarnarflag Power Station, Iceland
817-395117 - Algae silica and minerals in geothermal hot spring near Bjarnarflag Power Station, Iceland
Solar energy, indonesia. Solar panel in an eco-tourism centre in east java
1188-397 - Solar energy, indonesia. Solar panel in an eco-tourism centre in east java
southern sea otter (enhydra lutris nereis) kyakers paddle by a raft of otters in the kelp,eco tourism,endangered,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
936-316 - southern sea otter (enhydra lutris nereis) kyakers paddle by a raft of otters in the kelp,eco tourism,endangered,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breaching in front of a woman on a kyak,breach,eco tourism,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-404 - short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breaching in front of a woman on a kyak,breach,eco tourism,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breach, calf breaching in front of people on a whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-381 - short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breach, calf breaching in front of people on a whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Killer whale, Orcinus orca, surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
936-283 - Killer whale, Orcinus orca, surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breaching,breach,next to tour boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-365 - short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breaching,breach,next to tour boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Whale-watchers & Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Stenella frontalis. Azores, Portugal, Atlantic
1012-108 - Whale-watchers & Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Stenella frontalis. Azores, Portugal, Atlantic
ocean sun fish (mola mola) whale watchers take a look at a sun fish resting at the surface,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
936-302 - ocean sun fish (mola mola) whale watchers take a look at a sun fish resting at the surface,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious whale playing with a whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-254 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious whale playing with a whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
male resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing by whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
936-267 - male resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing by whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breaching in front of a woman on a kyak,breach,eco tourism,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-403 - short beaked common dolphin (delphinus delphis) breaching in front of a woman on a kyak,breach,eco tourism,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious whale playing with a whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
936-253 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious whale playing with a whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
936-244 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
male resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing by whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
936-268 - male resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing by whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-240 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-281 - Killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) & whale-watchers. It is by law that whale watchers should stay at least 50meters (150 feet) away from large whales, including Pilot Whale (in picture here).  Unless special in-water permits are given, snorkelers can only swim with smaller dolphins, but not big whales. Azores, Portugal, Atlantic.
1012-77 - Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) & whale-watchers. It is by law that whale watchers should stay at least 50meters (150 feet) away from large whales, including Pilot Whale (in picture here). Unless special in-water permits are given, snorkelers can only swim with smaller dolphins, but not big whales. Azores, Portugal, Atlantic.
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-282 - Killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-272 - Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-271 - Killer whale (Orcinus orca) male surfacing in front of whale watching boat,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious whale playing with a whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-255 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious whale playing with a whale watching boat,eco tourism,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
936-243 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
936-241 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,california,usa,east pacific ocean
male resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing by a whale watching boat,blowing,endangered,eco tourism,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
936-264 - male resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfacing by a whale watching boat,blowing,endangered,eco tourism,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-245 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious animal inspects whale watching boat,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-231 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious animal inspects whale watching boat,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-242 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) whale watching boat,people,friendly,curious,fish eye,vertical,v,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious animal inspects whale watching boat, fluke,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
936-230 - Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) friendly or curious animal inspects whale watching boat, fluke,endangered species,Monterey bay national marine sanctuary,California,usa,east pacific ocean
Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale raises its tail alongside a tourist in a small boat.The Gulf of California.
931-282 - Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale raises its tail alongside a tourist in a small boat.The Gulf of California.
Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale passes underneath tourists in a small boat. The Gulf of California.
931-320 - Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale passes underneath tourists in a small boat. The Gulf of California.
Gray whale (eschrictius robustus) A gray whale sticks the top of its head out of the water beside a boat. Pacific Mexico.
931-277 - Gray whale (eschrictius robustus) A gray whale sticks the top of its head out of the water beside a boat. Pacific Mexico.
Gray whale (eschrichtius robustus) A gray whale head is clasped by whale watchers. Mexico.
931-305 - Gray whale (eschrichtius robustus) A gray whale head is clasped by whale watchers. Mexico.
Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) Tourists photographing a blue whale. The Gulf of California.
931-286 - Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) Tourists photographing a blue whale. The Gulf of California.
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) A sperm whale under a whale watching boat and tourist. The Gulf of California.
931-279 - Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) A sperm whale under a whale watching boat and tourist. The Gulf of California.
Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale researcher watches a whale pass by.The Gulf of California.
931-281 - Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale researcher watches a whale pass by.The Gulf of California.
Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale passes underneath tourists in a small boat. The Gulf of California.
931-319 - Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale passes underneath tourists in a small boat. The Gulf of California.
Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
979-4380 - Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer kayaking near Monaco Glacier on Spitsbergen Island in the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. No property or model releases available for this image.
979-5136 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer kayaking near Monaco Glacier on Spitsbergen Island in the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. No property or model releases available for this image.
NAtural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4700 - NAtural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Lindblad Expeditions Guest taking photos inside sea grotto in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. No model or property release are available for this image.
979-6004 - Lindblad Expeditions Guest taking photos inside sea grotto in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. No model or property release are available for this image.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4684 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Long-beaked Common Dolphin pod (Delphinus capensis) encountered in Zodiac off Isla Danzante in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. No model release is available for this image.
979-5652 - Long-beaked Common Dolphin pod (Delphinus capensis) encountered in Zodiac off Isla Danzante in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. No model release is available for this image.
Lindblad Expeditions Guests doing fun and exciting things in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Model release number SMB0509.
979-6027 - Lindblad Expeditions Guests doing fun and exciting things in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. Model release number SMB0509.
A curious adult polar bear (Ursus maritimus) approaches the National Geographic Explorer in the Barents Sea off the eastern coast of Edgeøya (Edge Island) in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states, "If climatic trends continue polar bears may become extirpated from most of their range within 100 years." On May 14, 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
979-5386 - A curious adult polar bear (Ursus maritimus) approaches the National Geographic Explorer in the Barents Sea off the eastern coast of Edgeøya (Edge Island) in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states, "If climatic trends continue polar bears may become extirpated from most of their range within 100 years." On May 14, 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
Lindblad Expeditions Guests doing fun and exciting things in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. No model releases.
979-6010 - Lindblad Expeditions Guests doing fun and exciting things in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. No model releases.
The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour operating in Whalers Bay inside the caldera of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands near the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
979-3990 - The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour operating in Whalers Bay inside the caldera of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands near the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) spinning with young boaters off the coast of Maui, Hawaii, USA. Pacific Ocean. Spinner Dolphins occur in pelagic tropical waters in all the world's major oceans. Although they mainly live in the open ocean, they are sometimes found near the shores of tropical island chains such as in the waters off Hawaii. The total population is unknown, but was certainly dramatically reduced by fishing activity in the eastern Pacific. This species is still regarded as endangered in the eastern Pacific. Model release #SM0609
979-5313 - Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) spinning with young boaters off the coast of Maui, Hawaii, USA. Pacific Ocean. Spinner Dolphins occur in pelagic tropical waters in all the world's major oceans. Although they mainly live in the open ocean, they are sometimes found near the shores of tropical island chains such as in the waters off Hawaii. The total population is unknown, but was certainly dramatically reduced by fishing activity in the eastern Pacific. This species is still regarded as endangered in the eastern Pacific. Model release #SM0609
California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with excited whale watchers in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico.MORE INFO: Each winter thousands of California gray whales migrate from the Bering and Chuckchi seas to breed and calf in the warm water lagoons of Baja California. San Ignacio lagoon is the smallest of the three major such lagoons. Current (2008) population estimates put the California Gray Whale at between 20,000 and 24,000 animals.
979-5737 - California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with excited whale watchers in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico.MORE INFO: Each winter thousands of California gray whales migrate from the Bering and Chuckchi seas to breed and calf in the warm water lagoons of Baja California. San Ignacio lagoon is the smallest of the three major such lagoons. Current (2008) population estimates put the California Gray Whale at between 20,000 and 24,000 animals.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer kayaking in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months.
979-4484 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer kayaking in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4677 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4023 - Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Captive Galapagos giant tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus) being fed at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. MORE INFO: The Galapagos Giant Tortoise is endemic only to the Galapagos Islands. There are currently 11 survivng races and 3 extinct races.
979-5772 - Captive Galapagos giant tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus) being fed at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. MORE INFO: The Galapagos Giant Tortoise is endemic only to the Galapagos Islands. There are currently 11 survivng races and 3 extinct races.
Calved icebergs from the glaciers at Blomstrandhalvøya in Kongsfjord on the western side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
979-5133 - Calved icebergs from the glaciers at Blomstrandhalvøya in Kongsfjord on the western side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway.
The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions has run expeditions to Svalbard since the 1980's and remains one of the premier Arctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-5174 - The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions has run expeditions to Svalbard since the 1980's and remains one of the premier Arctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Mike and CT in Antarctica
979-4627 - Mike and CT in Antarctica
The Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal), and is near the top of the Antarctic food chain. It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of leopard seals. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 453.5 kg (1,000 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb). In 2003, a leopard seal dragged a snorkeling biologist underwater to her death in what was identified as the first known human fatality from a leopard seal. However, numerous examples of aggressive behavior, stalking, and attacks on humans had been previously documented. The leopard seal has also been known to snap at people's feet through holes in the ice.
979-3924 - The Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal), and is near the top of the Antarctic food chain. It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of leopard seals. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 453.5 kg (1,000 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb). In 2003, a leopard seal dragged a snorkeling biologist underwater to her death in what was identified as the first known human fatality from a leopard seal. However, numerous examples of aggressive behavior, stalking, and attacks on humans had been previously documented. The leopard seal has also been known to snap at people's feet through holes in the ice.
Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
979-4389 - Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour operating in Whalers Bay inside the caldera of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands near the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
979-3984 - The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour operating in Whalers Bay inside the caldera of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands near the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Sea Lion doing various things in and around the Baja Peninsula in the spring months. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-6058 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Sea Lion doing various things in and around the Baja Peninsula in the spring months. No property or model releases are available for this image.
NAtural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4725 - NAtural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
979-4375 - Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore filming the Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), which is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal), and is near the top of the Antarctic food chain. It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of leopard seals. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 453.5 kg (1,000 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb). In 2003, a leopard seal dragged a snorkeling biologist underwater to her death in what was identified as the first known human fatality from a leopard seal. However, numerous examples of aggressive behavior, stalking, and attacks on humans had been previously documented. The leopard seal has also been known to snap at people's feet through holes in the ice. Model release JS0209.
979-3925 - National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore filming the Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), which is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal), and is near the top of the Antarctic food chain. It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of leopard seals. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 453.5 kg (1,000 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb). In 2003, a leopard seal dragged a snorkeling biologist underwater to her death in what was identified as the first known human fatality from a leopard seal. However, numerous examples of aggressive behavior, stalking, and attacks on humans had been previously documented. The leopard seal has also been known to snap at people's feet through holes in the ice. Model release JS0209.
The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer operating in and around the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
979-4737 - The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer operating in and around the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions has run expeditions to Svalbard since the 1980's and remains one of the premier Arctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-5192 - Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions has run expeditions to Svalbard since the 1980's and remains one of the premier Arctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Views of Austfonna, an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. It is the largest ice cap by area and with 1,900 km= the second largest by volume in Europe, after the Vatnajˆkull in Iceland. It is the seventh largest ice cap in the world. Austfonna has a thickness of up to 560 metres (235 meters average thickness), and is and 200 km in circumference. The ice dome reaches an elevation of 783 meters above sea level.
979-5070 - Views of Austfonna, an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. It is the largest ice cap by area and with 1,900 km= the second largest by volume in Europe, after the Vatnajˆkull in Iceland. It is the seventh largest ice cap in the world. Austfonna has a thickness of up to 560 metres (235 meters average thickness), and is and 200 km in circumference. The ice dome reaches an elevation of 783 meters above sea level.
Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
979-4379 - Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4018 - Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions has run expeditions to Svalbard since the 1980's and remains one of the premier Arctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-5183 - Natural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Svalbard Archipelago in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions has run expeditions to Svalbard since the 1980's and remains one of the premier Arctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4692 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and his wife Kathy kayaking with a leopard seal near Danco Island, Antarctica. The Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal), and is near the top of the Antarctic food chain. It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of leopard seals. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 453.5 kg (1,000 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb). In 2003, a leopard seal dragged a snorkeling biologist underwater to her death in what was identified as the first known human fatality from a leopard seal. However, numerous examples of aggressive behavior, stalking, and attacks on humans had been previously documented. The leopard seal has also been known to snap at people's feet through holes in the ice. Model release for Joel and Kathy JS0209.
979-3934 - National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and his wife Kathy kayaking with a leopard seal near Danco Island, Antarctica. The Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal), and is near the top of the Antarctic food chain. It can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of leopard seals. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 453.5 kg (1,000 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb). In 2003, a leopard seal dragged a snorkeling biologist underwater to her death in what was identified as the first known human fatality from a leopard seal. However, numerous examples of aggressive behavior, stalking, and attacks on humans had been previously documented. The leopard seal has also been known to snap at people's feet through holes in the ice. Model release for Joel and Kathy JS0209.
NAtural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-4709 - NAtural history staff from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) spinning with young boaters off the coast of Maui, Hawaii, USA. Pacific Ocean. Spinner Dolphins occur in pelagic tropical waters in all the world's major oceans. Although they mainly live in the open ocean, they are sometimes found near the shores of tropical island chains such as in the waters off Hawaii. The total population is unknown, but was certainly dramatically reduced by fishing activity in the eastern Pacific. This species is still regarded as endangered in the eastern Pacific. Model release #SM0609
979-5315 - Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) spinning with young boaters off the coast of Maui, Hawaii, USA. Pacific Ocean. Spinner Dolphins occur in pelagic tropical waters in all the world's major oceans. Although they mainly live in the open ocean, they are sometimes found near the shores of tropical island chains such as in the waters off Hawaii. The total population is unknown, but was certainly dramatically reduced by fishing activity in the eastern Pacific. This species is still regarded as endangered in the eastern Pacific. Model release #SM0609
The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer operating in and around the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
979-4747 - The Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Explorer operating in and around the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel for non-scientists to Antarctica in 1969 and continues as one of the premier expedition companies to travel to Antarctica even today.
A curious adult polar bear (Ursus maritimus) approaches the National Geographic Explorer in the Barents Sea off the eastern coast of Edgeøya (Edge Island) in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states, "If climatic trends continue polar bears may become extirpated from most of their range within 100 years." On May 14, 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
979-5384 - A curious adult polar bear (Ursus maritimus) approaches the National Geographic Explorer in the Barents Sea off the eastern coast of Edgeøya (Edge Island) in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. The IUCN now lists global warming as the most significant threat to the polar bear, primarily because the melting of its sea ice habitat reduces its ability to find sufficient food. The IUCN states, "If climatic trends continue polar bears may become extirpated from most of their range within 100 years." On May 14, 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with excited whale watchers in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico.MORE INFO: Each winter thousands of California gray whales migrate from the Bering and Chuckchi seas to breed and calf in the warm water lagoons of Baja California. San Ignacio lagoon is the smallest of the three major such lagoons. Current (2008) population estimates put the California Gray Whale at between 20,000 and 24,000 animals.
979-5733 - California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with excited whale watchers in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico.MORE INFO: Each winter thousands of California gray whales migrate from the Bering and Chuckchi seas to breed and calf in the warm water lagoons of Baja California. San Ignacio lagoon is the smallest of the three major such lagoons. Current (2008) population estimates put the California Gray Whale at between 20,000 and 24,000 animals.
Captive Galapagos giant tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus) being fed at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. The Galapagos Giant Tortoise is endemic only to the Galapagos Islands. There are currently 11 survivng races and 3 extinct races.
979-5765 - Captive Galapagos giant tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus) being fed at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Island Archipeligo, Ecuador. The Galapagos Giant Tortoise is endemic only to the Galapagos Islands. There are currently 11 survivng races and 3 extinct races.
Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
979-4383 - Views of Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain. The island, located at 62857'S 60836'W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7 mi). Its highest point, Mt Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay named Port Foster, about 9 km (5.5 mi) long and 6 km (3.6 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (754 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers' Bay, which is bordered by a large black sand beach. Since the early 19th century Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. It was first used by sealers, then in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers' Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. On February 3, 1944 the British established a permanent base on Deception Island as part of Operation Tabarin, and occupied it until December 5, 1967, when a volcanic eruption forced a temporary withdrawal. It was used again between December 4, 1968 and February 23, 1969, when further volcanic activity caused it to be abandoned.
Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.
979-3981 - Guests from the Lindblad Expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour doing various things in and around the Antarctic Peninsula in the summer months. Lindblad Expeditions pioneered Antarctic travel in 1969 and remains one of the premier Antarctic Expedition providers to this very day. No property or model releases are available for this image.