Misty Fjords National Monument

Jul 29, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Our first expedition day delivered high temperatures and blue skies for adventures in Misty Fjords National Monument. We started began the day anchored in the glassy water of Sargent Bay in Behm Canal, just east of our embarkation town of Ketchikan. After our morning bear, kayak, and ship briefings, the staff naturalists introduced themselves and then the photo team presented an Introduction to Photography talk followed by a Q&A session.

Located in the southernmost region of Southeast Alaska, Misty Fjords National Monument is comprised of a massive 3,570-square-mile wilderness area of deep bays and towering granite cliffs surrounded by a temperate rain forest. National Geographic Sea Bird dropped anchor in Rudyerd Bay for an afternoon of kayaking and inflatable raft exploration among the steep cliffs and salmon-laded streams. What a spectacular way to start this 11-day photo expedition in Southeast Alaska.

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Rich Reid

National Geographic Photographer

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Rich Reid has specialized in environmental and adventure photography for over two decades. On assignment with National Geographic Adventure magazine, he cycled Alaska’s Inside Passage by ferry and explored California’s Gaviota Coast by bike and kayak. North American Nature Photography Association elected Rich as a Fellow for his significant contributions to the nature photography industry, and he was a finalist for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his time-lapse video documenting forest fire ecology.

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