Endicott Arm

Jul 10, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Our expedition began with an instant highlight! I’m talking, of course, about glacier day! Some 35 miles into Endicott Arm is Dawes Glacier, one of four glaciers fed by the Stikine Icefield. Dawes is a true masterpiece. It is 1 mile wide at its face, 250 feet high, brilliant blue, and actively calving. And to get there, we journeyed past a 45-ton whale, beneath peaks of plutonic rock experiencing tectonic uplift, among the crush and tumble of icebergs, and through high winds blasting off the glacier. Oh, and did I mention the Vikings?

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About the Author

Sarah Keefer


Sarah’s fondest memories of nature are experiences she’s shared with friends—especially when those experiences involve spotting wildlife from the bow of a ship! She’s captivated by the wonders of the natural world, and it was the lure of expansive wilderness and exotic destinations that inspired her to study wildlife biology at both the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawai’i Honolulu. Sarah was first partial to mammalian studies, and it wasn’t until her first season as a field naturalist in Southeast Alaska that she began to truly appreciate watching birds and what they could teach us about patience, integrity, and hope.

About the Videographer

Mark Coger

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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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