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A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. Through his work in some of the planet's most remote places, he has carved a niche as a leading editorial and expedition photographer. Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of Asia, Africa, Pakistan, and the South Pacific—all in the attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but the beauty inherent in our modern society. Cory’s photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine, Outside, and the New York Times, and his film work has won awards at nearly every major adventure film festival, including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Tyrone Turner is an award-winning photojournalist whose assignments have taken him from Brazil to Baghdad. His work has appeared in national and
international publications such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and the Los Angeles Times. A contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, he has produced stories on the disappearing wetlands of Louisiana (October 2004); increasing hurricane threats (August 2005); the coasts of the United States (July 2006); a special issue on Hurricane Katrina (Fall 2005); and the rebuilding of New Orleans (August 2007). More recently, Tyrone shot the cover story on energy efficiency and conservation for National Geographic (March 2009) and a feature article on Brazil's maroon people, the quilombos (April 2012). In 2013, he was named a Best of Photojournalism award-winner by the National Press Photographer’s Association. Tyrone has led National Geographic Expeditions Photography Workshops in Santa Fe and New Orleans, accompanied the National Geographic Explorer on a trip along the South American coast, and taught at National Geographic Photo Camps for youth from underserved regions of the United States and around the world.
As the longtime photo editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, Dan Westergren was responsible for the magazine’s photographic vision, which has earned the publication numerous awards for photography. Dan enjoys exploring cold, high places, having photographed the Arctic while on expedition with Will Steger and the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn for the pages of Traveler. He also enjoys leading photo workshops for the Society, and is a popular photography instructor.
During his eight years on the National Geographic staff, photographer Jonathan Irish launched and directed the National Geographic Adventures program. He specializes in documenting adventure lifestyles, landscapes, and cultures abroad. Jonathan has photographed on all seven continents, and has shot a variety of assignments in Antarctica, Patagonia, and beyond. His photography has appeared in National Geographic and The New York Times, on BBC, CNN, and elsewhere. For the 2016 centennial of the U.S. National Park Service, Jonathan took a year-long road trip with an Airstream visiting and photographing all 59 of America’s national parks.
Acclaimed underwater photographer David Doubilet estimates he has spent nearly half his life in the sea since taking his first underwater photograph at the age of 12 with a Brownie Hawkeye camera sealed in a bag. Exploring the world's waters, David has photographed in the depths of such places as the southwest Pacific, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Tasmania, Scotland, the northwest Atlantic, and Antarctica. His work has taken him to freshwater ecosystems such as Botswana's Okavango Delta and Canada's St. Lawrence River. He has photographed stingrays, sponges, and sleeping sharks in the Caribbean as well as shipwrecks in the South Pacific, the Atlantic, and at Pearl Harbor. He has produced more than 70 stories for National Geographic magazine and several books, including Fish Face, Pacific: An Undersea Journey,, and Water Light Time. David has been awarded the prestigious Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and the Lennart Nilsson Award in Photography.
Macduff Everton is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, where he has photographed more than 20 stories from Paris to Beijing to Big Sur. His other editorial clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Life, LA Times Magazine, NY Times Magazine, Outside, and Smithsonian. Macduff’s photography focuses on sense of place, whether portraits of individuals or portraits of a landscape. His work is in the collections of many public and private institutions, including the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the British Museum in London, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Macduff lives in Santa Barbara, California, and has taught workshops nationally as well as in Mexico and Tuscany.
Ralph Lee Hopkins is a popular photo instructor and geologist who also serves as an expedition leader aboard the National Geographic fleet. He served as a photographer on the historic Arctic Expedition for Climate Action in July 2008 and has traveled beyond both the Arctic and the Antarctic Circles many times during the past two decades. His wildlife images have appeared in National Geographic's books, magazines, and online galleries, and are represented in the National Geographic Image Collection.
Of photographer Maria Stenzel's more than two dozen assignments for National Geographic, six have celebrated Antarctica. She has photographed sea ice during the austral winter, the continent's ice-free Dry Valleys, tree fossils in the Transantarctic Mountains, and Weddell seals and Adelie penguins near McMurdo Station. Maria also covered Shackleton’s route across South Georgia. Her essay on the world’s largest penguin colony in the remote South Sandwich Islands received a World Press Award. Maria recently sailed to the Amundsen Sea, Antarctic Peninsula, and Weddell Sea for an article on climate change in and around Antarctica.