Inian Islands & Mud Bay

Jul 06, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


What defines the spirit of an expedition? Exploration, a sense of carpe diem, and a willingness to get stuck! Adventures in the Inian Islands and Mud Bay checked all those boxes, from following humpback whales and tufted puffins by expedition landing craft in the morning, to bushwhacking through lush meadows and forests or surfing kayaks on choppy waters in the afternoon.

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About the Author

Lauren Buchholz

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lauren’s wanderlust has taken her from the Appalachians to the Rockies to the Southern Alps.

About the Videographer

Mark Coger

Video Chronicler

Growing up in a military family, Mark Coger has been traveling most of his life.  While living in Japan, he developed his passion for videography.  He began his venture in the field of video production by filming numerous events for a local high school and the military community before moving to Southern California, where he obtained his degree in filmmaking at California State University Northridge.  From there, he went on to produce and direct his first major short film, An American Journalist which was screened at the Method Film Festival.

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