Pavlov Harbor / Cruising

Jul 28, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


National Geographic Sea Lion spent the morning at Pavlov Harbor looking for bears. The salmon seem to be returning to the rivers late this year, and there were no bears to be found. We enjoyed the warm sun and resplendent forest birds.  The divers, meanwhile, had a wonderful dive in the rich waters of Pavlov Cove.

In the afternoon we sailed to our final destination of Sitka and were rewarded with a group of bubble net feeding humpback whales. We spent almost an hour watching these giant leviathans chase herring to the surface time and again. Then, just before recap, we spotted a pod of killer whales making their way through Chatham Strait.  It was a fantastic afternoon and a wonderful way to finish an incredible week in Southeast Alaska.

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Colin McNulty

Undersea Specialist

Colin grew up scuba diving with his family, and fell in love with the ocean at an early age.  He has been fortunate to dive in many exotic corners of the world, and to work on a number of undersea research projects studying whale sharks and several deep water fish species.  After graduating from the University of Vermont, he began working in various capacities aboard expedition ships.  During his travels he photographed and shared his adventures as a way of making remote areas and cultures more accessible.  It was in Santa Barbara, California that he learned how to photograph underwater, and combined two of his great passions, photography and the sea.  Exploring and documenting the vast richness, diversity, and beauty of the underwater world continues to be a lifelong endeavor.

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