Ideal Cove and Petersburg

Jun 12, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


As the National Geographic Sea Lion cruised toward Ideal Cove in beautiful morning sunshine, we awoke to humpback whales blowing and feeding around the bow of the ship. After enjoying our time with the whales, we enjoyed our own breakfast and disembarked in the expedition landing crafts to explore the beautiful forest of Ideal Cove. In the afternoon, we arrived in the fishing village of Petersburg, a quaint Southeast Alaskan town in the heart of Alaska’s inside passage.

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David Spiegel

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

David grew up in the Seattle area, where he fell in love with nature through outdoor sports in the Pacific Northwest. He first picked up a camera during a 14-day Grand Canyon river trip at the age of 18. Little did he know that his hobby would morph into a lifelong passion and career. He moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. After receiving his degree, he applied his passion for media to documenting watershed conservation issues in the Colorado River Basin states through the lens of a 900-mile-long river expedition in 2012.

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