Pavlov Harbor

Jun 30, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

All had a spectacular day as we woke early this morning to the call that there was humpback whales bubble net feeding just off the bow of the ship. The morning activities were spent in Pavlov Harbor, a wonderful hiking site on Chichagof Island. We enjoyed hikes, kayaking, and Zodiac cruising, and had a great encounter with brown bears on the opposite beach. We took a detour in the afternoon, pulling into Basket Bay so that 21 brave people could plunge into the chilly Alaskan waters. And the excitement was not over yet—we came across two more different groups of humpback whales cooperatively bubble net feeding. What an amazing end to a fantastic week!

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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Doug Loneman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Doug grew up hunting in the woods and fields of Iowa before moving to Montana where he developed a deep appreciation for the fragility and beauty of nature and he put away guns and picked up a camera.

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