Aug 18, 2017 - National Geographic Quest
The day began in Peril Strait, the very waterway that separates the islands of Chichagof and Baranof, both of which are famous for their density of coastal brown bears. Setting our guests out into Zodiacs to explore the temperate forest, our plans were delightfully interrupted by a group of bubble net feeding humpback whales that edged closer to the ship with every collective lunge. Eventually, when the feeding melee subsided, our guests went ashore to encounter multiple brown bears walking the forest edge in search of salmon. The evening culminated in a celebration of all that had been seen on the trip, including the day’s dive presentation by the undersea team presenting the giant Pacific octopus that they encountered that day.
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