Bogoslova Island & Petra Bay | Kamchatka Krai

Aug 08, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


Misty fog added to the mood and mystique as Zodiacs departed National Geographic Orion to circumnavigate Bogoslova Island this morning. Many species of seabirds nest in the safe haven offered here. It was a busy place, with puffins, kittiwakes, murres, cormorants, and gulls coming and going to find food and bring it home. Soon the birds will abandon the island until next nesting season.

National Geographic Orion re-anchored at Petra Bay for the afternoon. We went ashore at the head of this beautiful bay and took various length hikes. The longer hikers made it to lakes further inland, where a few stopped to take a refreshing dip. Tundra wildflowers abounded and kept photographers occupied for no short period.

This evening the executive chef and galley team prepared a special Far East Russian feast for everyone to enjoy.

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Lee Moll

Naturalist

Lee grew up as a "Nature Girl" in the rural outskirts of New York City, where she developed and expressed her keen sense of biophilia.  She expanded her passion for the outdoors when she ventured to the western side of the country and she currently owns a home in Boise, Idaho.

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