Alaska’s Inside Passage to George Island

Jun 19, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


For the past several days we have explored the protected waters of the Inside Passage’s fjords and canals. Today, we ventured to the area’s northernmost inlet to explore what it is like at the boundary of these calm waters and the open Pacific Ocean. We found a bounty of sea life that benefits from this confluence; it is here that nutrients are brought from the bottom of the ocean and fuel a buffet that benefits a wide range of marine mammals and sea birds. With Zodiac cruises around the Inian Islands of Cross Sound and guided hikes and kayaks around George Island we got an intimate look into this dynamic area of Alaska.

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Alex Krowiak

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

A childhood surrounded by the woods and streams of Pennsylvania initially sparked Alex’s curiosity about nature. That curiosity eventually led him to pursue degrees in biology and environmental studies at Boston College. During his time there he conducted research on carnivorous plants in Iceland and kelp forests in South Africa. Together these diverse experiences provided him with the background and passion to become a teacher. 

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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Steve fell in love with the beauty of the natural world at an early age. In addition to nature, his other main passion was telling stories though the medium of television and radio. Steve studied broadcast journalism at the University of Oregon. There, he learned how to shoot, edit, and report compelling stories using digital video.

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