Tracy Arm—Ford’s Terror Wilderness

Sep 08, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Today we explored the Tracy Arm–Ford’s Terror Wilderness. It was a good day to gaze at towering rocky cliffs streaming with a multitude of waterfalls, serene valleys lined with green vegetation, glaciers hanging in the mist on high peaks, and a fjord dotted with sculptured ice.

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About the Author

Linda Nicklin


After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in biology and anthropology, Linda Nicklin relocated to Alaska, where she fell in love with the state while spending summers in remote wilderness camps doing botanical surveys for the U.S. Forest Service.  She has lived in Juneau for twenty-four years.  

About the Photographer

Flip Nicklin

National Geographic Photographer

Flip Nicklin was born with both diving and photography in his blood.  His grandfather dove while wearing hard hat gear for construction. His father, Chuck, is a diver and underwater cinematographer, who taught his sons to become scuba divers. By the age of fourteen, Flip was helping his father teach people to dive off of the coast of Southern California, in La Jolla.

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