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.
Award-winning photographer Karine Aigner served as the senior photo editor for National Geographic KIDS magazines and books for nearly a decade. Raised in Saudi Arabia, her love for culture, adventure, and travel were ingrained early in her upbringing. She is fluent in Dutch and French and has traveled the world by boat, taught English in Taiwan, and trekked for a month alone through the small towns and souks of Morocco. As a photographer, Karine knows what it takes to make a good picture, and as an editor, she can identify and coach others on what it takes to create strong, engaging images with a sense of place and moment. Karine’s true passion is Africa, where she loves to apply her storytelling skills as an editor and challenge herself as a photographer to bring new ways of illuminating the natural world. She is an affiliate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association. Karine is a seasoned photography workshop leader, having lead groups to Botswana, Zimbabwe, and the Galapagos islands. Her photography is represented by Tandem Stills + Motion and National Geographic Creative, and her images have been featured in BBC Wildlife, Africa Geographic, National Geographic magazine and National Geographic KIDS, Nature Conservancy Magazine, GEOlino, National Geographic Television, Ranger Rick. and elsewhere.
Photographer, author, and editor Steve Casimiro has been shooting the wild, remote, and adventurous for more than 30 years, typically while on skis, a mountain bike, or climbing rope. For more than a decade, the California-based photographer was the West Coast Editor of National Geographic Adventure magazine, for which he traveled extensively on assignment, including to the exotic, exhilarating world of Morocco. He was the editor of Powder back when skiing was big and snowboarding was small, was the founding editor of Bike magazine, and is the founder of Adventure Journal.
Born and raised in Italy, photojournalist Massimo Bassano has published his work in National Geographic Traveler and on the National Geographic website, as well as in numerous European publications. He regularly teaches National Geographic photography workshops in Tuscany and Venice. His acclaimed photography book The Color of Silence detailed the 12 weeks he spent in a little-known Italian monastery. Massimo has traveled and photographed extensively in Morocco, and will share techniques and insights as you explore the country.