As we return to two more regions for the first time in more than two years—the Arctic and French Polynesia—it feels like the world of Lindblad Expeditions has expanded. Just a week into our travels in these two geographies, we are encountering moments that are absolutely extraordinary. In particular, naturalist Javier Cotin reports from Rangiroa this week on a last-minute itinerary change that led to a powerful moment for cultural specialist Tua Pittman. (Read more below, then click through to read the full report.) But that wasn't the only unexpected detour this week. In Svalbard, the National Geographic Resolution took advantage of great conditions to squeeze in an extra hike to a glacier the ship has never visited before.  Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up

Our field staff in Galápagos, the Channel Islands, and the Pacific Northwest have also shared some incredible wildlife and landscapes this week. There's always something new and different to capture. 

For more dispatches from the field, check out our Daily Expedition Reports

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