Hells Canyon of the Snake River & Clarkston

Sep 18, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


It was another beautiful morning as National Geographic Sea Lion slowly came to life. It was our day to explore Hells Canyon for the morning, into late afternoon. So, right after breakfast we boarded the amazing jet boats that would take us about fifty miles up-river to the confluence of the Snake and Salmon Rivers. We were treated to a wonderful day, filled with all kinds of wildlife sightings, and magnificent scenery! Later that evening, National Geographic Sea Lion would pull away from the dock and start its long journey down river.

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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