Mark Brazil & Zegrahm Expeditions

For a large part of the year Mark Brazil is an expedition leader and on-board expedition naturalist/lecturer for Zegrahm Expeditions leading tours in Brazil, Colombia, South Asia (Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka) and Japan. He works on board a range of expedition cruise vessels on a wide range of trips from the polar regions to the tropics, from the British Isles and Iceland to the Russian Far East, from the Mediterranean Sea to Japan's Inland Sea, and from Scandinavia to New Zealand.  

Despite all of his travels, his favourite expediton of all is close to home – in Japan.

Every winter Mark Brazil leads a very special tour of Japan that he designed expressly for Zegrahm Expeditions. This perenially popular tour is known as Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan, but includes much, much more, including not only the wildlife (birds and mammals) of this extraordinarily diverse archipelago, but also the incidental culture of this fascinating country. 

Participant Ray Hamlyn presented several excellent videos from the 2015 trip for your viewing pleasure. These cover: Japan's Snow Monkeys; Japan's Cranes; Blakiston's Fish Owl, and Steller's Sea Eagle. Ray's videos give you insights into why this trip with  Zegrahm Expeditions has remained so popular for more than two decades.

Last updated: 20201213