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National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Follow his adventures throughout the month. 13 February 2013 The Argo, our ship, was anchored on the northern side of San Ambrosio Island, sheltered…
Unable to find any underwater photos from these islands, Enric Sala and team describe what may be the first time humans have ever swum beneath these waves.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Follow his adventures throughout the next month.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is about to set off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore the remote islands of Desventuradas, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. Follow his adventures throughout the next month.
NG Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala heads to London to support the inhabitants of Pitcairn Island in their quest to protect the abundant marine life surrounding their famously remote home.
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we sail a wooden yacht through the frozen Northwest Passage, dine with vultures in Turkey, discover life in an undersea desert in Gabon, remember the 18 fallen tigers in last year’s Zanesville, Ohio tragedy, dodge tree crocodiles and carnivorous kangaroos in prehistoric Australia, feed some birds and try not to get killed, paddle down Alaska’s Tanana River, and save macaws by making traditional headdresses (with synthetic feathers).
Exploring an uncharted seamount off the coast of Gabon we found a rocky oasis in the middle of a muddy desert, full of fish including large groupers.
Mike Fay’s exploration of Gabon’s untouched wilderness led to 11% of the country being named national park land. This inspired Enric Sala to explore and help protect similarly pristine areas of the ocean around the world. Now the two explorers go back to the beginning to explore the murky waters off the coast of this African nation.
From feeding fish to building up coral reefs, see why humble algae are actually the unsung heroes of the undersea world.
There is silence on the “Claymore II” except for the deep noise of the engine, the wind and the rain, and the rolling waves crashing on the side of the ship. Foul weather has called an end to our expedition a day early.
After rough weather and not seeing a lot of fish we headed out of the lagoon against the oncoming waves, zigzagging at high speed while trying to miss the shallow rocks and corals, and trying not to capsize.
Diving at Henderson it is so easy to be fascinated by the sharks and other large fishes, that we risk missing entire little universes. As these photos show though, no matter what scale we view things at, Henderson reefs are full of life.
Herein a reader will find an account of a typical morning in the life of the Pitcairn Islands Expedition Team, on board the Claymore II, owned and manned by a crew of colorful New Zealanders.
We arrived at Henderson Island at dawn. It was like the typical view that people in office buildings have on their walls, to inspire dreams about where they’d rather be.