Brad Jospehs: Giant pandas at Dujiangyan Panda Base, photographer at Chengdu Research Base, red panda, waterfall, smiling panda, Tibetan woman, Rhesus macaques, photographer at waterfall, panda cub at Chengdu Research Base, Wild Panda Nature Reserve, panda cubs Dujiangyan Panda Base, Melissa Scott: Giant panda, Dujiangyan Panda Base
On our unique China itineraries, guests discover a side of this ancient country that most travelers never see. Watch this video to see what it's like to get up close and personal with giant pandas at three different renowned panda research bases. Special thanks to Expedition Leader Brad Josephs for providing content.
Originally presented April 2, 2019
Cast off your preconceived notions and discover a China you never knew existed! Join Expedition Leader Brad Josephs, Nat Hab’s premier bear naturalist, on a virtual journey into our new itinerary.
WEBINAR | Discover China's Natural Splendors
Cast off your preconceived notions and discover a China you never knew existed! Join Expedition Leader Brad Josephs, Nat Hab’s premier bear naturalist, on a virtual journey into our new itinerary that ventures deep into the mountains of northwest Sichuan—a biodiversity hotspot that’s home to wild giant pandas. Brad’s enticing photography during this webinar will transport you into Asia’s least-known natural areas, where waterfalls pour into jewel-toned lakes, untamed rivers rush through limestone gorges, sheer-sided peaks rise 20,000 feet into the mist, and villages dot remote emerald valleys. Brad shares the wonders of our new exploration of Siguniangshan National Park at the edge of the sprawling Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, plus visits to three renowned giant panda research and breeding centers and an encounter with golden snub-nosed monkeys. And because a journey to China wouldn’t be complete without time for cultural treasures, we make a high-speed rail jaunt to see the Terracotta Army in Xi’an, too. Come with us to the Wild Side of China!
Originally presented January 23, 2018
If you haven't thought about China as a location for nature travelers, join us for a webinar that will make you think again! Expedition Leader Court Whelan leads us on a virtual journey to China's wild side.
WEBINAR | Discover the Wild Side of China
If you haven't thought about China as a destination for nature travelers, join us for a webinar that will make you think again! Expedition Leader Court Whelan leads us on a virtual journey to China's wild side. In the mist-veiled mountains of Sichuan, rare and endangered wildlife roams ?the bamboo forest. On a safari into a remote nature reserve, go in search of takin, serow, blue sheep, golden pheasant and more. Moon bears and wild pandas live here, too, though they are extremely elusive. You'll see lots of pandas, however, at China's famous giant panda research and breeding bases, and Court's close-up photos will delight you. China is rich in subjects for nature photographers—in addition to pandas and wildlife, landscapes offer a panoply of photo opportunities, from clear rivers coursing through deep gorges to the famous travertine waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou National Park. A cultural highlight is the Terracotta Army at Xi’an.