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Lindblad and National Geographic Release HD Footage

Rare Footage Includes Images from Arctic to Erupting Volcanoes (December 05, 2005)

National Geographic Digital Media (which includes the former National Geographic Film Library) announced today that its digital archive will expand greatly, thanks to National Geographics recent alliance with Lindblad Expeditions. Now, Lindblads rare, high-definition footage from the companys fleet of six ships operating in remote and pristine environments around the globe will be available through the National Geographic digital archive.  

While expeditions are taking place weekly in regions such as Antarctica, Baja California or the South Pacific, Lindblad photography staff is capturing rare wildlife sightings, underwater marine life and natural phenomena like last months eruption of Sierra Negra in the Galápagos Islands. Hi-def footage taken within close range of the volcano of the erupting volcano captured spewing molten lava. Previous voyages have filmed untouched landscapes in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as other breathtaking locales around the globe.

National Geographics Digital Media Group offers a vast array of media elements in high-definition and standard formats, and includes raw footage, short programming, long programming, scientific experiments, interviews, lectures, news, history and cultural materials to traditional media licensees, as well as to online, mobile, computer and video game developers and other new and emerging technologies.

This new deal builds on a multifaceted alliance between National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions that includes expedition travel aboard the ship National Geographic Endeavour and the new television series ?Wild Chronicles, which premiered this fall on PBS. ?Wild Chronicles is a collaboration among Lindblad Expeditions, the World Wildlife Fund, WLIW New York and National Geographic Mission Programs, the science and education arm of the National Geographic Society.

About National Geographic Digital Media
National Geographic Digital Media (formerly the National Geographic Film Library and the organizations) distributes digital content globally to the education, mobile, video game, stock footage and broadband markets, and through Digital Media is responsible for National Geographics archive and repository for all film and videotape material produced by National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F). It also represents footage from National Film Board of Canada, World Bank, ZDF Enterprises, WPA Film Library, ABC Australia and the White House Historical Association in select territories. Its fully catalogued, searchable database is available online at National Geographic Digital Media is a division of National Geographic Ventures, a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society.

About Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions was founded in 1979, originally as a division of Lindblad Travel, which was founded in 1958 by Lars-Eric Lindblad, the pioneer of expedition travel. Lindblad operates a fleet of six ships in regions such as Galápagos, Antarctica, Arctic Norway, Alaska and Baja California, to name a few. The company is known for its commitment to sustainable tourism and is the recipient of many environmental awards, including the Condé Nast Traveler Ecotourism Award (2002) and the ASTA/Smithsonian Magazine Environmental Award (1993). Sven Lindblad is a member of the General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands. He serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund and the board of directors of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation for Nature. He is a founding member of the Galápagos Conservation Fund and is a recipient of the United Nations Environmental Programme Global 500 Award (2001).

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