Tracy Arm and South Sawyer Glacier

Jul 15, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Our foggy morning soon turned to broken clouds as we passed into Tracy Arm, possibly the most stunning and impressive fjord in the world. We gazed at waterfalls, massive domes, hanging valleys, towering horns and 8,000 ft peaks. We boarded inflatable boats, wound through the bergie bits that littered the fjord, watched the falling, blocks of ice, listened to gunshot like cracking and the thundering  internal noises of a massive glacier moving towards us as our day raced by.   

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Pete Pederson


Pete Pederson has always been attracted to the out-of-doors and is fascinated by the diversity of life and how natural systems function. He studied zoology and completed his Master of Science degree in wildlife management at Humboldt State University in northern California. As a graduate student, through a U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant, he researched the feeding ecology of northern pintails and mallards, a project that combined his interests in ornithology and invertebrate zoology. Although drawn to many aspects of nature, Pete especially enjoys helping others understand more about marine mammals, birds, and geology. He is guided by a passion for these subjects and by the joy he gets from sharing them with people.

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