Coastal Wilderness: Petersburg

Jun 13, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


After days of traveling through the islands, forests, and fjords of Alaska’s costal wilderness, we took the opportunity to experience the culture of the area by exploring the small fishing village of Petersburg. We spent the entire day hiking through the saturated soils of the muskeg ecosystem, learning how to capture the spirit of the unique town on guided photo walks, and joining our undersea team in discussing the different kinds of fishing techniques and boats you can find here.

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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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