Halleck Harbor, Saginaw Bay, and Cruising Chatham Strait

Jun 06, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

Southeast Alaska is a place of islands and fjords, and of land intertwined with sea, and today we enjoyed a full experience of both. Hikes and walks on Kuiu Island took us into the temperate rainforest, while kayakers paddled the nearby bay. There was plenty of marine wildlife to be seen as we cruised Southeast’s biggest fjord, and in the afternoon we heard the latest information about that wildlife from Andy Szavbo of Alaska Whale Foundation, who joined us from his nearby research station.

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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.  

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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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