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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.
Todd Gipstein has traveled the world as a photographer, writer, producer, and lecturer. He has worked with National Geographic since 1987, where he was for many years a staff executive producer and the Society’s director of multi-image productions. His award-winning shows for the Geographic have dealt with a diverse range of topics, including photography, nature, the environment, history, exploration, travel, and the Geographic itself. His photography has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, and he frequently participates in photography and media festivals in Europe. In addition, Todd has worked alongside, interviewed, and made documentaries about some of the world’s greatest photographers. Todd is a popular and experienced photo instructor, and he leads travel photography seminars for National Geographic Traveler. A graduate of Harvard College, Todd has written two novels, Legacy of the Light and Magician’s Choice. He is also a magician and collector of magic memorabilia. In their not so spare time, he and his wife Marcia, a yoga instructor, are restoring a lighthouse a mile out to sea off the coast of their home in Groton, Connecticut.
Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and instructor Rich Reid has specialized in environmental and adventure photography for more than two decades. He explored Alaska's Inside Passage by bike and ferry for National Geographic Adventure magazine and is represented by National Geographic Stock. Rich is familiar with the midnight sun from his years of leading guests on a variety of tours in the far north, photographing wildlife and landscapes from the temperate rainforest to the arctic tundra. When not onboard with National Geographic Expeditions, Rich works with non-profit organizations preserving lands and cultural sites with multimedia projects and pursues his passion for time-lapse photography. He is based in Ojai, California.
Journalist and author Fen Montaigne's work has appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Outside, Smithsonian, and the Wall Street Journal Hie acclaimed book Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica recounts five months on the Antarctic Peninsula working with ecologist Bill Fraser, who has long studied the impact of rapid warming on the region and its Adélie penguins. A former Moscow bureau chief of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Montaigne is also the author of Reeling in Russia, and he has co-authored two other books. For his work on Fraser’s Penguins, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. Fen is the principal lecturer for the National Geographic Great Courses course Polar Explorations, and senior editor of the online magazine Yale Environment 360.
Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Jay Dickman has worked in photojournalism for more than 35 years, covering topics as diverse as the war in El Salvador, the Olympics, national political conventions, six Super Bowls, and the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Among his more than 25 assignments for the National Geographic Society, Jay has lived for three months in a Stone Age village in Papua New Guinea and spent a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack sub. A popular photo instructor and expedition leader, he has also published five books and numerous articles for National Geographic Traveler, LIFE, Condé Nast Traveler, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Forbes.