Originally presented May15, 2018
Think you know Costa Rica? Don't miss this chance to discover some exciting surprises as Expedition Leader Alex Arias showcases the natural treasures and less-traveled destinations in his native homeland.
Costa Rica's Most Diverse Nature Adventures
Think you know Costa Rica? Don't miss this chance to discover some exciting surprises as Expedition Leader Alex Arias showcases the natural treasures and less-traveled destinations in his native homeland. Long a hotspot for ecotourism, Costa Rica is a tiny country that's positively overflowing with biodiversity. And Alex, an expert naturalist guide, will enthrall you with a webinar adventure into its wildly varied ecosystems. Travel from ocean coast and jungle rivers through lowland rain forest and into the lush mountains that bisect the country. Wedged between two oceans and two continents, Costa Rica is home to a dazzling array of exuberant flora and fauna: gigantic ferns, figs, orchids, bright-billed toucans and scarlet macaws, three-toed sloths and elusive ocelots, monkeys, peccaries, agoutis, crocodiles, iguanas, frogs, whales, dolphins...and more!
Originally presented March 6, 2018
Any ardent nature traveler should voyage to the Amazon headwaters at least once in your lifetime...and our webinar with Expedition Leader Renzo Zeppilli will give you an enticing preview!
Voyage to the Amazon Headwaters
Any ardent nature traveler should voyage to the Amazon headwaters at least once in your lifetime...and our webinar with Expedition Leader Renzo Zeppilli will give you an enticing preview! Renzo, an expert Amazon naturalist, will lead this virtual voyage aboard a deluxe riverboat up the primary source tributaries of the mighty river into the world's largest tropical rain forest. Our destination is the 5-million-acre Pacaya Samiria Reserve, the largest conservation area in Renzo's native Peru and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Known as the "mirrored forest" for its seasonally flooded lagoons and creeks, it's a haven for a stunning spectrum of wildlife. Look for pink and gray river dolphins, squirrel monkeys, elusive sloths, endangered scarlet macaws, among a host of prolific birdlife, and multitudes of frogs and fascinating insects including giant blue morpho butterflies. Excursions by skiff, kayak and on foot—with the best guide-to-guest ratio of any trip offered in this region—promises an intimate encounter with this rain forest realm.
Originally presented July 18, 2017
Learn about the butterfly’s phenomenal journey, it’s life cycle across North America, and the conservation efforts that are saving this most elegant species.
The Phenomenal Journey of the Monarchs
To glimpse the passing of a single butterfly is always delightful. But can you imagine the astounding sight and sound of a million orange monarch wings fluttering into the sunlight? The annual 3,000-mile monarch migration starts in Mexico’s Central Highlands—remote wintering grounds where an infant generation of butterflies finds itself anew each year. Join Expedition Leader Astrid Frisch for a virtual journey into the thick mountain forests where butterflies blanket tree trunks like gossamer bark. Learn about the butterfly’s phenomenal journey, it’s life cycle across North America, and the conservation efforts that are saving this most elegant species. In our special webinar, Astrid shares the marvels of the monarch migration and what it’s like to travel with a small quiet group into the magical swirl of their quivering orange midst.
Originally presented April 4, 2017
The Galapagos Islands may be the most intriguing nature destination on Earth. Join Expedition Leader Court Whelan as he takes you on a virtual exploration of this fascinating archipelago
The Intriguing Islands of the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands may be the most intriguing nature destination on Earth, where animals found nowhere else show no fear at close range. Our small-group cruises and photo expeditions aboard private chartered yachts immerse you in this wondrous world, with insight from naturalist guides who are among the top interpreters in the islands. Join Expedition Leader Court Whelan as he takes you on a virtual exploration of this fascinating archipelago and its wild residents—you’ll meet blue-footed boobies and red-chested frigatebirds, sleepy iguanas and lumbering tortoises, Galapagos penguins and frolicksome sea lions that cavort with our guests as they snorkel! Court, a seasoned photo tour leader, will tell you why the Galapagos is such a thrilling destination for wildlife photography — and, as Nat Hab’s Director of Sustainability and Conservation, he’ll share an inspiring perspective on why protecting these unique islands is so important.
Originally presented November 1, 2016
When it comes to epic nature adventures, few experiences match a chance to swim with whale sharks. This exciting webinar will show you what's it like to swim just inches away from these gentle giants.
The Search for Mexico's Whale Sharks
When it comes to epic nature adventures, few experiences match a chance to swim with whale sharks. These gentle giants grow to 40 feet long and weigh up to 15 tons...and it's a thrill like none other to be in the water alongside them! Did you know they are actually the world's biggest fish? NHA Expedition Leader Astrid Frisch Jordan hosts this exciting webinar that will show you what's it like to swim just inches away from whale sharks. We meet them off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where they come to feed in the Caribbean Sea for a few weeks each summer. Astrid will also share highlights of Holbox Island, where our quiet beachfront resort offers an idyllic base for a tropical nature adventure.
Cuba offers a Caribbean adventure filled with stunning tropical ecosystems and the chance to engage with a singular island culture on the brink of rapid change. Travel along with Expedition Leader Renzo Zeppilli as he leads us through a people-to-people encounter with contemporary Cubans and their rich natural and cultural history. A journey through Cuba takes us to World Heritage Sites, UN Biosphere Reserves, national parks, botanical gardens and community conservation initiatives. As we journey through this webinar, we’ll savor an authentic Cuban meal, admire colonial architecture as we saunter through historic cities, and encounter the island’s irresistible music and rich dance tradition. At Zapata National Park, which is rarely visited by tourists, we’ll dip into a vast reserve that includes tropical forest, healthy reefs and the Caribbean’s largest and most important wetlands. Renzo reveals the sites and insights of Cuban scientists, naturalists, academics, farmers, community activists, artists, business owners and more during this enticing webinar in Undiscovered Cuba.