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Blue Nirvana: Humpback Whales in Tonga

We’re floating with mask, snorkel, and fins on the surface of the open ocean. Peering straight downward, the rays of light fade into a dizzying expanse of deep blue, filling our entire vision. Below us, perhaps thirty to forty meters … Continue reading

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Galapagos — Magical Shores

Along a favorite stretch of rocky shoreline on Isla Santiago in the Galapagos Islands, the surging waters of the Pacific Ocean create a magical performance with each pulsing wave. Yin-Yang Waterfall from Jack Swenson on Vimeo. (The video clip was … Continue reading

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Seeing Spots! – On Safari in Southern Africa

After 10 months of travel, we now have the pleasure of reflection, reviewing images, and remembering the experiences that make our work so exciting. We’re catching up on our blog, a project that seems to require more time and focus … Continue reading

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2012 Namibia & S.Africa: Stunning Desert and Wildlife

It’s not hard to explain our attraction to Namibia. While the country is a striking contrast to the vision of Africa seen in the movies, of savannahs and umbrella acacia trees, in this vast desert there is stunning, rugged beauty … Continue reading

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The Coast of Western Africa

In March/April we experienced an epic voyage along the entire western coast of Africa aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ flagship, the National Geographic Explorer. We visited 17 different countries — though the status of Western Sahara remains in dispute, with Morocco currently … Continue reading

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Photo Safari: East Africa 2012

We’ve been to Africa twice since we last wrote a blog update, and these two adventures were entirely different. To stick with chronology, our first trip of the year was our annual East Africa Photo Safari which was splendid as … Continue reading

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Returning Home & Schedule Updates

We finally have an extended stay at home after many busy months and lots of travel. Our trips abroad interspersed with slices of time at home form a colorful patchwork quilt all stitched together by hours of packing and unpacking, … Continue reading

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