Pristine Seas

Visiting the Magical Mountain Home of a Giant Ocean Wanderer

By Jonathan Hall In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, National Geographic Pristine Seas is conducting an expedition to Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding islands. During the expedition, ...

An Abundance of Wildlife at Tristan da Cunha

 In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, National Geographic Pristine Seas is conducting an expedition to Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding islands. During the expedition, our team will ...

A Dark Ship

In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, National Geographic Pristine Seas is conducting an expedition to Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding islands. During the expedition, our team will ...

Working With the Power of the Ocean

In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, National Geographic Pristine Seas is conducting an expedition to Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding islands. During the expedition, our team will ...

‘The Remotest Island,’ the Warmest Welcome!

In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, National Geographic Pristine Seas is conducting an expedition to Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding islands. During the expedition, our team will ...

Setting Sail for Tristan da Cunha

In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protections of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, National Geographic Pristine Seas is conducting an expedition to Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding islands. During the expedition, our team will ...

Nearly Crushed By a Flipping Iceberg

Frozen in time, Franz Josef Land is one of the last lingering remnants of the wild Arctic. The remote and nearly uninhabited 192-island archipelago is renowned for its biodiversity, which includes polar bears, walruses, bowhead whales, belugas, and narwhals. The ...

Beveridge Reef: From Shallow Seas to Darker Depths

This is idyllic: We are anchored in flat, calm, shallow, turquoise water. Grey reef sharks chasing black trevally surround us and the water is so clear that we are mesmerized by shark shadows on the white sand. And yet we ...

Sharks and Whale Song in the South Pacific

Not being at the top of the food chain is a wonderful thing when we are diving because it means that there are plenty of sharks around us. We love sharks because of their beauty, power, and the way they ...

Life Aboard With Pristine Seas

If it’s a very busy, happy expedition boat strewn with scuba diving gear, work-boats jammed full of divers, strange-looking rigs attached to floats with weights and cameras, all available inside space occupied by scientists and film-makers analysing data, film, ...

Colorful Close-Ups From a Remote Coral Reef

Kike Ballesteros has been the Pristine Seas team expert on coral and algae since the beginning. Now, diving on the current expedition to Niue Island, a raised coral atoll in the South Pacific, Kike reveals some of his most colorful ...