Mitkof Island, Petersburg, Alaska

May 20, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Our morning began with a navigation into the Wrangell Narrows. Just as we entered, killer whales were sighted ahead of the ship. We had excellent views of this group of approximately nine whales as they slowly cruised the shoreline. The birdlife, sea life, and swirling waters all made for a magnificent morning.

The town of Petersburg was our destination for the afternoon. Activities included flightseeing, hikes in the bog, bicycling, investigating the invertebrates living under the dock, and enjoying the hospitality of a small Alaskan town.

In the evening, we delighted in a delicacy from the sea: fresh Dungeness crab dipped in melted butter. It’s hard to find a better end to a day in Southeast Alaska.

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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