Pavlof Harbor and Afternoon Cruising

Aug 16, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Today was an incredible day in Southeast Alaska. Our morning started out at Pavlof Harbor where we offered a variety of activities including kayaking and a short walk to a waterfall. At the waterfall, there were several brown bears fishing for salmon and those who were on shore had wonderful views of these amazing animals. This was by far our best look at bears for the week!

In the afternoon, we set our sights for Chatham Strait and cruised with binoculars in hand in search of marine mammals. Moments after finishing lunch, killer whales were spotted on the horizon and we were able to approach within 100 yards of these incredible animals. After leaving the killer whales, we spotted another pod of whales – this time humpbacks. This group of humpback whales was bubble-net feeding, a rare and captivating behavior only seen here in Southeast Alaska.

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Max Seigal

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Max Seigal grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and spent his early years working at his parent’s veterinary clinic, which sparked his love for animals. At a young age, Max fell in love with conservation and travel. He studied abroad in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas during high school, and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in environmental science, zoology, and economics.

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