LeConte and Petersburg

Jun 05, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


We woke up early this morning to explore, by Zodiac, an ice sculpture garden created by icebergs getting caught on the terminal moraine of the LaConte Glacier. This is the most southern tidewater glacier of the northern hemisphere. It’s retreating rapidly and because of the constant calving there is an abundance of ice to be seen. After that we returned to the ship to have a bountiful brunch served to us by the wonderful kitchen staff. 

In the afternoon we visited the small Norwegian fishing community Petersburg on Mitkof island. While some of us went flightseeing others went to Kupreanof Island to do several nature walks. A third group explored the town by bike or on foot, enjoying dock walks or a photo walk.

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Aaron Raymond

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

R. Aaron Raymond started his career as an underwater photographer, which blossomed from his love of the ocean. He grew up on a sailboat diving for abalone off the coast of California. He loves to photograph landscapes, nature, and wildlife—anything that allows him to capture fleeting moments and showcase the interaction of light and the natural world. Aaron has photographed life on all sides of the planet, from the depths of Madagascar’s oceans to the heights of the Himalayas, which he crested at 18,500 feet via motorcycle. 

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