Williams Cove and South Sawyer Glacier

Sep 06, 2017 - National Geographic Quest


It was a beautiful morning as we approached Williams Cove, our ship surrounded by mist and fog. The sky was blue and the sun was shining as we began our hiking and kayak adventures. It was the first day of kayaking on the voyage, and we were all excited to stretch our arms and explore the waters from a new vantage point. After a beautiful sunny morning, we made our way up Endicott Arm towards South Sawyer Glacier, our afternoon destination. Once we arrived the Zodiacs were launched and we cruised up towards the glacier, through ice and rain, until we arrived at the face of this massive icy spectacle. We were surrounded by seals and crackling ice, an amazing way to end this fantastic day in South East Alaska.

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Max Seigal

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Max Seigal grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and spent his early years working at his parent’s veterinary clinic, which sparked his love for animals. At a young age, Max fell in love with conservation and travel. He studied abroad in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas during high school, and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in environmental science, zoology, and economics.

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