Photo by @brettmonroegarner // An undersea specialist diving above a 100 year old blue whale skeleton off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The bones are remains left from commercial whaling operations from a century ago. Diving here was a moving experience. We were surprised to find the bones of not just one but many, many whales. It is a dramatic view into a bygone era of exploitation in Antarctica and a powerful reminder of the fragility of these wild places. Taken while on expedition aboard the National Geographic Orion. #natgeoexpeditions#antarctica
Photo by @susanseubert // A beautiful sunset in the Antarctic Sound as seen from the bow of the National Geographic Explorer. The light in Antarctica is magical! #antarctica#iceberg For more adventures please follow along @susanseubert
The @natgeo account just hit 100 million followers! To celebrate, they’re holding a photo contest. To enter simply post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo to your Instagram account using the hashtag #natgeo100contest. Ten winning photos will be posted to the @natgeo feed, and one grand-prize winner will win our #natgeoexpeditions photo safari trip to Tanzania. Good luck!
Happy World Whale Day from #natgeolodge@grootbos. This unobtrusive view from a scenic flight gives a phenomenal bird’s - eye view of the close interaction of mothers and calves and the crucial development needed to make the trip back to Antarctica. #whaleday
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Photo by @krystlejwright // During our recent Journey to the White Continent cruise onboard the Orion, I’ve never seen so many evenings in a row with spectacular late light dancing its way across the mountains. The Lemaire Channel was full of ice which forced us to retreat north but with views like this, it was well worth the sudden change in plans. #antarctica
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Photo by @save.our.plankton
At a mere 2 inches long, the Spanish shawl nudibranch is small in size, but immense in beauty. The bright orange cerata appendages on the back extract oxygen from the sea water, allowing the animal to breathe. It’s always worth taking time to notice the small things in nature. Photo from a dive in the Sea of Cortez.
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Photo @jasonedwardsng The magnificent southern alps in New Zealand, rise into the clear sky fracturing the horizon with their ragged, brutal teeth. It is wonderful to know there are such remote and unspoiled places like this in the world. .
It’s even more special when those same countries make some of the best wine in the world, and you can experience it whilst dining amongst these peaks with National Geographic Expeditions! .
Please join me @jasonedwardsng. .