Chichagof Island, Pavlof Harbor

Jun 29, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

We anchored in Pavlof Harbor this morning under a thin cover of clouds, the most we have seen all week long. The day looked promising for hiking and kayaking. It turned out to be great for brown bear viewing and Zodiac driving lessons as well. We explored the temperate rain forest one last time and took the opportunity to sit quietly and contemplate its beauty, fragility and expansiveness. Global explorers investigated the tiny aspects as they conducted a plankton tow and viewed their diminutive catch under the video microscope. The world is swarming with life; it just depends on where you look, and how hard you look. Perhaps this voyage has changed a few perspectives.


A poem shared by Davy Fallon:

We saw two glaciers,

We saw wildlife as well,

I love Alaska!

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About the Author

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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