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Photos of the Week, April 28, 2023

This week's photos from the field included a blue-footed booby feeding frenzy in the Galápagos Islands, rare bird sightings in the Amazon, and a dazzling double rainbow over the Snake River.  Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up

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Pahuachiro Creek, Peru

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II, April 10, 2023

crimson-crested woodpecker

Crimson-crested woodpecker, near Pahuachiro Creek. —Dave Katz, Expedition Leader


Rio Magdalena,Peru

Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II, April 12, 2023

sloth in a tree

Two-toed sloth with a baby on the Magdalena River. —Dave Katz, Expedition Leader


Mangareva, French Polynesia

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific, April 13, 2023

teenaged boy playing a drum

The local drumming ensemble is made up of students from the local school. —Jacob Edgar, Cultural Specialist


Columbia River Gorge, Washington

Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey, April 16, 2023

a tree with pink cherry blossoms

Every head on the bus turned, every eye was trained on the dense flowers covering the trees like a thick layer of light pink cotton candy as we pulled into the parking lot of the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center. Cherry blossoms have that effect on people. —Jim Pfitzer, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor


San Cristóbal, Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape, April 18, 2023

close-up of a pale pink crab

A ghost crab, the fastest crab of all the crabs on Cerro Brujo’s beach. —Felipe Wittmer, Naturalist


Genovesa Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, April 21, 2023

frigatebird and booby in flight

In the bird world, frigatebirds are famous because they steal food from other seabirds. During breeding season, they also chase boobies to steal nesting materials. —Charles Wittmer, Naturalist


Graciosa, Azores

Islands of the Azores: Fado Music to Fin Whales, April 23, 2023

hiking path bordered by tall trees

Some guests went on a scenic tour of the island, and the rest of us went for a hike around the caldera on Graciosa. The hike was a beautiful trail slightly lower than the rim of the caldera with incredible overlooks, lush vegetation, and lots of singing chaffinches and European robins. —Karen Velas, Naturalist


North Seymour Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, April 23, 2023

dozens of blue-footed boobies on top of water, with shark visible underneath water

Blue-footed boobies, Galápagos shearwaters, and Galápagos sharks partake in a feeding frenzy of sardines pushed to the surface by bonito tuna. —Jason Heilmann, Expedition Leader


Rabida Island, Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, April 23, 2023

yellow land iguana peeking from behind a rock

A Galápagos land iguana warms up in the equatorial sun while watching us pass. —Jason Heilmann, Expedition Leader


Hells Canyon, Oregon

Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey, April 23, 2023

double rainbow spanning a river

Rain clouds moving in from the east partner with the sunset to produce an incredible rainbow across the bow of National Geographic Sea Lion, linking Washington (left) and Idaho (right) across the Snake River. —Patrick MacQuarrie, Cultural Specialist