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Nigella Hillgarth, PhD

Biologist, environmental advocate, and photographer.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Oxford University and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Nigella has conducted research on behavioral ecology and evolution on birds in many parts of the world including the United States, Britain, India, Thailand, the Arctic and South America. Now she has combined her passions for science and the environment with photography and public speaking — expressing the environmental issues that face us through images that capture the beauty of our planet, while reminding us of the enormous problems we have to tackle today. 

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January 19 – February 7, 2024

Voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falklands

I am delighted to be one of three scientists on this expedition, joined by Dr. Dee Boersma and Dr. Sue Moore, from The Center for Ecosystem Sentinels. Our lectures and presentations will provide depth and meaning to our exploration aboard the new expedition cruise ship, VEGA.  More information here.

July 27-August 10, 2024

From Svalbard to through the Greenland Sea to Iceland
Aboard VEGA, Swan Hellenic’s 152-guest ship, the voyage is a fourteen-night cruise from Svalbard to Iceland 


October 15-27, 2024

Natural Wonders of the Seychelles and East Africa, Including Aldabra Islands
Aboard Diana, Swan Hellenic’s 192-guest ship

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