Jun 24, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird
The day began as any normal operations day in Southeast Alaska might. The peacefully anchored National Geographic Sea Bird ran out her small landing craft, and the masses descended upon the forest. Shortly after, the kayaks were launched. It was a classic day in the area, with powerful scenery, moderate temperatures, and liquid sunshine. Then, everything changed. The call came out over the radio that not far away was a group of humpback whales engaged in cooperative bubble-net feeding! Everyone rushed for a seat on a small rubber boat, and we were whisked out across the water to get a look. That pretty much set the schedule for the rest of the day. The boats came back to the mother ship for lunch, and the whales returned shortly thereafter. We stayed in the area for the rest of the day, watching the feeding display and making images.
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