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Dr. Ingrid Visser
Ingrid is a whale biologist who completed her doctorate studying orca-whales (killer whales). She is the only person to study these animals in the South Pacific and bases most of her research in her native country, New Zealand. Ingrid is one of the few people in the world to study orca underwater, and does this without backup support such as ‘shark cages’. She has worked with the internationally-renowned Discovery Channel to produce a documentary about her research as well as with various other film companies. Ingrid is an avid wildlife photographer and her work has been published in National Geographic and BBC Wildlife magazines.
Qualified as a marine biologist and diving instructor, she has dived in many locations around the world and specialises in photographing whales and dolphins underwater. During her teenage years Ingrid lived aboard a yacht and sailed around the world. Since then she has worked aboard expedition ships in both the Arctic and Antarctic as well as areas such as Russia, Iceland, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and has visited all seven continents. In her spare time she writes educational books for children and continues with her orca research in New Zealand, Antarctica, Argentina and Papua New Guinea.
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of the holiday and sometimes they become unavailable, even at
very short notice. If this happens, we will always do our best
to make suitable alternative arrangements but any such change
shall not be regarded as a major change and we cannot be held
liable or responsible in these circumstances.