Kodiak Island

Jul 19, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


All on board National Geographic Orion were excited this morning as the ship let go our anchor in Kalsin Bay on Kodiak Island. Deploying our fleet of expedition watercraft, we quickly fanned out to explore the myriad reefs and islets that are to be found in this bay. Our efforts were rewarded with sightings of sea otters, harbor seals, and a plethora of different sea birds. The morning highlight was undoubtedly a trio of humpback whales, subsurface feeding in the mirror flat waters of the bay.

Our afternoon was spent in the main city of Kodiak! While some explored the city itself, others enjoyed the beautiful nature surrounding the outskirts of the city looking for birds, or hiking to Fort Abercrombie, or simply meandering the cultured trails with their cameras. Kodiak has something for everyone!

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Michael Nolan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Michael Nolan was born in Bitburg, Germany to an Air Force family stationed there. His first experience of the ocean came at age 12, when he learned to snorkel in the Italian Mediterranean. At age 17 he moved to Tucson, Arizona and became a PADI SCUBA instructor, before starting a SCUBA diving business that specialized in diving trips to the Sea of Cortez.

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