Videos & Webinars
WEBINAR | Alpine Heights: Biomes of Australia, Part 2
The Andes, the Alps and…Australia? It may not be the first place you think of when you picture snow-capped mountains, but the land down under is home to several alpine ecosystems. In part two of her series exploring the biomes of Australia, Expedition Leader Nikki Sentinella takes us to new heights to explore the continent’s alpine environs, including the island of Tasmania, which boasts nearly half of Australia's alpine flora species. Along the way we’ll meet some elevation-loving animals, like the mountain pygmy possum, echidna and corroboree frog.
WEBINAR | Ancient Rain Forests: Biomes of Australia, Part 1
Australia's rain forests are so old that some of the species they contain predate the dinosaurs! These ancient life forms also connect Australia to the supercontinent of Gondwana. In this new webinar series, Expedition Leader Nikki Sentinella introduces us to the different biomes of Australia, beginning with rain forests. Explore the diversity of Australia's rain forests, from the famed Daintree Rainforest in the north to cool-climate rain forests in the south. Nikki also shares her tips for photography in rain forests, including advice for shooting in low light, and macro photography techniques.
WEBINAR | Know Before You Go: Ultimate Australia Safari
Take a virtual trip Down Under on our three-week Ultimate Australia adventure. Join Expedition Leader Matt Meyer as he unveils our tour through eight national parks, seven private wildlife reserves and four World Heritage Sites, from northern Australia’s Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef to Tasmania and Kangaroo Island in the south. Find out what clothing and gear to pack, where we stay (including luxury eco resorts and a tented safari camp), how we get around, and learn about the unique wildlife we’re likely to encounter, from kangaroos and koalas to sea turtles, platypus and crocodiles.
WEBINAR | On the Defense:How Australian Animals Protect Themselves
Who wants to be eaten for dinner? Not these Australian animals! Expedition Leader Nicola Sentinella explores some defensive behaviors and adaptations of Aussie animals, from the bright expanding collar of the frill-necked lizard to the armor-plated backside of the wombat. Dive into the ocean, where sea dragons blend in with kelp and blue-ringed octopus warn brightly of danger, and trek across the arid Outback, where shingleback lizards confuse predators with their two “heads” and bright blue tongues.