Kike Ballesteros

Rapa Expedition: Mystery at the Bottom of the Sea

As the Pristine Seas team explores the waters around the southern French Polynesian islands of Rapa and Marotiri, this subtropical ocean ecosystem is posing important questions and challenging our understanding of life in these environments. We love these challenges, though, ...

Mozambique Expedition: A Giant Shrouded in Kelp

For the month of April 2014, National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition leader Paul Rose will lead a group of key scientists and filmmakers, together with National Geographic Emerging Explorer Andrea Marshall and the Marine Megafauna Foundation, to explore, survey, and record ...

New Caledonia Expedition: Green Umbrellas in the Reef

By Kike Ballesteros Imagine you’re on the first day of vacation, arriving in the Florida Keys, Cozumel, Cabo Pulmo, the Bahamas or another beautiful beach destination. Now it’s time to go swimming and sunbathing on the beach, but ...