The Nat Geo China Expedition group is acclimating to the zip and buzz of Shanghai! We have started to break into our on-assignment groups in anthropology and photography.

With our leader, Colleen, the anthropology group visited Fuxing Park where the students interviewed local kite flyers and explored the shops and alleys of the Tianzifang Art District.

Post-interview shot with retired man who flies kites in Fuxing Park. We are all “looking” at the kite.

Post-interview shot with retired man who flies kites in Fuxing Park. We are all “looking” at the kite.

The photo group went to the Yu Yuan Market and Gardens to start taking portraits and To the Shanghai World Financial Center tower for sweeping views of the city.

The Photography OnAssignment group in the Yu Yuan Market.

The Photography OnAssignment group in the Yu Yuan Market.

On our next adventure, we encountered some…interesting weather in Tangiahe National Reserve! The water came down, drumming on the leaves and flooding roads. We persisted despite this minor setback and got to hike in the forests that house some of the last wild pandas. We got to meet bee keepers, went on a night hike looking for wild animals, and learned about flora and fauna from the park superintendent.

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Photo by Larson Harley

Photo by Larson Harley

Photo by Larson Harley

Photo by Larson Harley

Photo by Larson Harley

Photo by Larson Harley