Petersburg, Alaska & Le Conte Glacier

Aug 06, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Our day began in the sunny town of Petersburg, Alaska. Guests onboard National Geographic Sea Bird had several options on how to spend their time in town. Some chose to go explore the region from a higher vantage, via float plane. Others chose photo walks through town, a stroll down the docks in the harbor, or even a nice hike up to a bog to see a unique ecosystem. After our morning adventures, we sailed to the entrance of Le Conte Bay where ice that had calved off the Le Conte Glacier drifted out for our expedition landing crafts to explore.

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About the Author

Nathan Kelley

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

He developed his love for nature as a kid at his family’s cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Family fishing trips, camping, hiking and a trip to his first National Park in the Everglades, all vigorously shaped his passion for the natural world. After graduating with a degree in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, he moved to Southern California to work as a camera operator and photographer in a wide range of projects including work for the National Geographic Society. Now living in Juneau, Alaska he has found the place his heart always belonged. His photography has also been exhibited in galleries and in publications.

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