Together with Daily Overview, we launched a photography series that focuses on some of the most remote places on Earth we visit, from a unique POV. Using imagery sourced by Maxar Technologies, see these places from above—a vantage point different than when exploring, but that lends itself to a bird's eye view of the textures, colors and beauty of these places. To see these regions up close on an expedition with us, visit the links below.
This is Lindblad Cove, named after Lars-Eric Lindblad, a conservationist and explorer, who led a group of 56 guests to Antarctica in 1966. At the time, Antarctica had only ever been visited by other explorers and scientists. The cove is three miles (5 km) wide and is home to various species of birds, whales, and seals.
Every year, Lindblad guests travel to the Cove aboard the National Geographic Explorer, and now two new ships the National Geographic Endurance and National Geographic Resolution, making this one of the many trips where curious people are guided to the world’s wild, remote places.
Learn more about our Antarctica expeditions.
Playa Zapotal—a remote and unspoiled beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The beach offers visitors incredible adventure with dives to offshore, submarine rocks swarmed by multi-colored tropical fish. The nearby gallery forest is also home to hundreds of birds such as flit tanagers, euphonias, and parrots who reside in the canopy and soar above the treetops.
Learn more about our Costa Rica expeditions.
Ilulissat is a small town on the western coast of Greenland. The name of the town fittingly means “icebergs” in Kalaallisut, the local language, and its colorful houses are nestled into a pocket on the rocky coastline, near the mighty Ilulissat Glacier. This massive stretch of ice flows down from the Greenland Ice Sheet, releasing icebergs of up to a kilometer in height into the ocean. Here the veteran @lindbladexp bridge teams weave their nimble, iceships (visible here!) through the bergs, routinely spotting seals and even humpback whales on their approach to the town.
Learn more about our Arctic expeditions.
Fakarava Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in French Polynesia. The many dots seen here are coral heads, knobby columns of coral that jut out above the surface of the water. When the conditions are right, divers can drift in and out of the atoll’s rectangular lagoon via two passes: Tumakohua in the south and Passe Garuae to the north. Black-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles and endless species of fish navigate Fakarava’s waters amid some of the most pristine and undisturbed coral in the world.
Learn more about our French Polynesia & Pacific Islands expeditions.
Sierra Negra is a massive volcano on the Galápagos Island of Isabela. The Galápagos is one of the most volcanically active regions on Earth, and Isabela Island—with an area of 4,586 square kilometers (1,771 square miles)—is made up of six large volcanos. Sierra Negra has erupted seven times since 1948, most recently in 2018 and various lava flows are visible in this Overview.
Learn more about our Galápagos expeditions.
Penikese Island, part of the Elizabeth Island chain in Buzzard’s Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since the late 19th century, the island has contained a natural history school, a leprosy hospital for residents of Massachusetts, and a substance abuse treatment facility. All are gone now with only resident seabirds remaining, along with a few wind-worn, shingled rustic buildings in the classic, archetypal style of the Cape, set on a grassy plain overlooking the bay.
Learn more about our U.S. East Coast expeditions.