Endicott Arm

May 09, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


As the sun broke the horizon and guests began to rise aboard the National Geographic Quest, small chunks of ice started to float past the ship. Making our way down Endicott Arm, we were greeted by harbor seals floating on bergs, goats scaling the granite walls, and bears making their way through the ravines. 

The early afternoon was spent aboard Zodiacs exploring the area around Dawes Glacier and watching ice calve.

After leaving Dawes Glacier, a highlight of the afternoon was sighting 6 bears within an hour as they scoured the cliffs for food.

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Ralph Pace

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Ralph is a freelance underwater and environmental photographer based in San Diego, California. Having grown up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Ralph’s love of nature and the outdoors came at a young age. He holds a graduate degree in marine biodiversity and conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he used the economic value of a surfing wave along with photography to stop the construction of a marina project that would have ruined a lagoon, a critical sea turtle nesting habitat, and a world-class surf break.  

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