This gallery will be for my favorite pictures that I upload to the blog.
In India, our group and I stayed in the southern state of Kerala the entire time, and we spent most of our time in local national parks and nature reserves. Here is me with my buddy Michael Collett near the beautiful town of Munnar.
This picture of a baby African elephant (Loxodonta africana) I got in Kruger National Park in South Africa. We got lucky enough to see small groups of elephants several times throughout the day!
This is an image from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, during our crossing from Hawaii to Japan. It was a very calm day, and the reflection of the clouds made it very easy to spot sea life emerging from the water, and I was able to spot a number of dolphins. I chose this image because I spent a lot of time on deck just watching the waves, and I took this on the day that I first became friends with my buddy Michael Collett. This image is the “W” in the logo.
This is an image of the tropical rainforest in Ghana’s Kakum National Park. I stayed there with my friends Michael Collett and Cal Larnerd, where we actually got the chance to stay the night in a treehouse! This image is the second “A” in the logo. I chose this image because before this, I hadn’t really spent any time in undisturbed tropical rainforest like this.
This is an image of Mt. Fuji, taken from Hakone in Japan. My friends and I got lucky with the visibility, and were able to see the mountain quite clearly. I chose to include this image in the logo because of the iconic nature of the volcano in Japanese culture, and the good memories I have associated with the adventure. This image makes up the first “R” in the logo.
A pair of what I believe to be long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis), two days away from Cape Town, South Africa.
A trio of African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) at Simon’s Town near Cape Town, South Africa.
In Morocco, we spent a very long time on bus rides to get to the Sahara Desert. It was pretty crazy to think that just a week and a half before, we had been in a rainforest.
In Vietnam, I got the opportunity to check out the fascinating karst landscape of Ha Long Bay.
This is a sea turtle that I saw on our crossing of the Indian Ocean, between India and Mauritius. I believe this turtle to be an olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), based on the asymmetry of the costal scutes on the animals back.
Meredith Leung riding on the back of a dromedary camel Camelus dromedarius in the Sahara Desert in Morocco on Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Photo Credit Zack Neher
Michael “Big Mike” Collett riding on the back of a dromedary camel Camelus dromedarius in the Sahara Desert in Morocco on Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Photo Credit Zack Neher
An adult red-footed booby (Sula sula) lands on the mast of the MV World Odyssey, next to a juvenile of the same species, in the Pacific Ocean on Semester at Sea.