Inian Island and Fox Creek

Sep 05, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Lion


The day started out with fog rolling off the mountains but hope lay in a high-pressure front that was forming over the Gulf of Alaska, near the mouth of Cross Sound where the National Geographic Sea Lion was anchored.  There was still potential for a day of clear skies and adventure.  Morning found us exploring the dynamic environment surrounding the Inian Islands.  We discovered sea otters, sea lions, and many species of sea birds, and we were treated to the site of a humpback whale lunge feeding at the surface of the roiling waters.  Afternoon found us at Fox Creek, where we traversed a salmon stream and paddled the late summer shoreline.

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About the Author

Jennifer Williams

Wellness Specialist

Jen has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998 and has a private practice in Manhattan as well as in her new home city of Philadelphia.  She holds a certification in basic exercise science, has a regular personal yoga practice, and she is a MELT method instructor. She has pursued a lifetime of dance training and is currently obsessed with rhythm tap dancing.

About the Photographer

Lynn Wilbur

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Lynn is a marine biologist and underwater photographer whose passion lies in the intertidal zone. Lynn’s love of the ocean began when she was just four years old after experiencing a tide pool for the first time, and she received her first scuba certification immediately after graduating from high school. Her interest in photography also started when she was a youngster, shooting black and white film with an old box camera that her mother found at a thrift store.   

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