Kelp Bay and Pond Island

Jun 26, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


We rose early aboard National Geographic Venture to watch killer whales that made a sudden appearance off the bow of our ship as we traveled slowly north to Kelp Bay, our destination for the afternoon’s activities. We spent the first half of the day on hikes and photography sessions to one of the large beaver lakes on the island, and we reflected and perfected our photography skills. Returning to the landing beach we were given a choice of kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, all the while enjoying a day of sunny skies and perfect still waters. As the day ended we cruised for wildlife, encountering a number of humpback whales solo feeding in the deep waters of Chatham Strait.

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Lynn Wilbur

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Lynn is a marine biologist and underwater photographer whose passion lies in the intertidal zone. Lynn’s love of the ocean began when she was just four years old after experiencing a tide pool for the first time, and she received her first scuba certification immediately after graduating from high school. Her interest in photography also started when she was a youngster, shooting black and white film with an old box camera that her mother found at a thrift store.   

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