Chatham Strait & Sitkoh Bay

Jun 03, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


The day began with an up-close view of a mother humpback and her calf. They quietly surfaced together several times as they slowly moved down Chatham Strait. Bald eagles peppered the trees and the call of a common loon enhanced the typical Southeast Alaskan atmosphere.

In Sitkoh Bay, groups of hikers set out down an old logging road among the red alder, Sitka spruce, and western hemlocks. A few kayakers and those who enjoyed the longer hikes got a view of a mother bear and her three cubs. The more casual hikers were rewarded with a close observation of a Sitka black-tailed deer in addition to a multitude of banana slugs.

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Kelly Coursey Gray

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I like to remind people that there are very few big surprises left in life, but if you are out in nature, with an open mind and a lot of time, you never know what you will find.

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James Biscardi

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James Biscardi is a young, ambitious professional photographer and videographer. He is always on the lookout for the next big adventure and “telling the story” through film.

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