Fox Creek and Inian Islands

Jul 12, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Today was an amazing day of adventure in Southeast Alaska. The day started with dense fog enshrouding National Geographic Sea Bird. As the fog lifted, we headed out for our first activities of the day. We anchored between Fox Creek and the Shaw Islands. From here, we sent our landing craft in both directions, to hike and kayak.

Fox Creek is a real Alaskan forest walk where we can experience the real wilderness. All the trails started out as bear trails, and bears are still using them. There are small salmon streams in the forest, and plant diversity is a real example of the temperate rain forest.

For the afternoon, we cruised around the Inian Islands. One of our favorite places for marine wildlife. This special space, located right at Cross Sound, is a real aquatic Serengeti. Steller sea lions, sea otters, eagles, falcons, and even a minke whale were seen today!

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Alberto Montaudon

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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