Cruising for whales and Pavlof Harbor

Jun 17, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We were woken up by Humpback whales bubble-net feeding off Morris Reef, then again in Chatham Strait, followed by a photo presentation by Michael Nolan. After lunch we pulled into Pavlof Harbor for hiking, Zodiac cruises and kayaking. The highlight was a close encounter with a brown bear.

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Heather Davis

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As a licensed massage therapist since 1991, Heather has spent her life immersed in the study of mind-body healing arts. She's lived in a yoga ashram in India, practiced meditation at a monastery in Thailand, and currently lives a mobile lifestyle which has taken her to over 30 countries and counting. 

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Ryder Redfield

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Growing up at the base of the Cascade Mountains in the tiny Oregon town of Sisters meant that Ryder was surrounded by wilderness. A childhood of hiking, fishing, hunting for arrowheads, camping, and upland bird hunting resulted in the outdoors feeling far more comfortable than hectic city streets. His passion for the outdoors has perpetually grown and, upon graduating from the University of Oregon, he embraced his wanderlust with even greater vigor. His adventures eventually led him to working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic as a photo instructor.

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