VIDEO CLIP: Up Close as well as Personal with Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard

Trauthwein, Greg

  • In 2019, Nautilus plied the Pacific waters off the island of Nikumaroro, searching for any sign of Amelia Earhart's lost plane. In the cool, dark control room, we kept a 24-hour vigil. (Gabriel Scarlett/National Geographic Image Collection)
  • To explore the Reykjanes Ridge south of Iceland, we towed the nuclear-powered submarine NR-1 from the U.S. Navy base at Holy Loch, Scotland. (Emory Kristof/National Geographic Image Collection)
  • Once we launched 1.5-ton Jason off the deck of the mother ship, the remotely operated vehicle went to work, shining a light on Mediterranean Sea artifacts dating back thousands of years, including the ancient shipwreck we dubbed Isis. (Photos Courtesy of Robert Ballard)
  • Drones filming from above reveal Hercules as it scours the ocean floor day and night for any sign of the famous aviator who disappeared in 1937. (Rob Lyall/National Geographic Image Collection)
  • In 2019, Nautilus plied the Pacific waters off the island of Nikumaroro, searching for any sign of Amelia Earhart's lost plane. In the cool, dark control room, we kept a 24-hour vigil. (Gabriel Scarlett/National Geographic Image Collection)
    In 2019, Nautilus layered the Pacific waters off the island of Nikumaroro, looking for any kind of indicator of Amelia Earhart’s shed aircraft. In the cool, dark control area, we maintained a 24-hour vigil. (Gabriel Scarlett/National Geographic Image Collection).
  • To explore the Reykjanes Ridge south of Iceland, we towed the nuclear-powered submarine NR-1 from the U.S. Navy base at Holy Loch, Scotland. (Emory Kristof/National Geographic Image Collection)
    To discover the Reykjanes Ridge southern of Iceland, we hauled the nuclear-powered submarine NR-1 from the UNITED STATE Navy base at Holy Loch,Scotland (Emory Kristof/National Geographic Image Collection).
  • Once we launched 1.5-ton Jason off the deck of the mother ship, the remotely operated vehicle went to work, shining a light on Mediterranean Sea artifacts dating back thousands of years, including the ancient shipwreck we dubbed Isis. (Photos Courtesy of Robert Ballard)
    Once we introduced 1.5-ton Jason off the deck of the flagship, the from another location run lorry mosted likely to function, radiating a light on Mediterranean Sea artefacts going back countless years, consisting of the old shipwreck we referred to asIsis (Photos Courtesy of Robert Ballard).
  • Drones filming from above reveal Hercules as it scours the ocean floor day and night for any sign of the famous aviator who disappeared in 1937. (Rob Lyall/National Geographic Image Collection)
    Drones shooting from over expose Hercules as it combs the sea flooring night and day for any kind of indicator of the renowned pilot that went away in 1937. (Rob Lyall/National Geographic Image Collection).

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