Glacier Bay National Park

Aug 20, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

What is a day in the life of a Global Explorer in Alaska like? If it’s a sunshiny day in Glacier Bay National Park, it starts early! While the sun is still rising, we pick up a special guest in Bartlett Cove: a National Park Service Ranger! On the bow in a brisk dawn, we begin a journey Up Bay, on the lookout for wildlife and fun. The day has yet to behold the wonders of pristine wilderness: rainforest, glacial fjords, mountain goats, brown bears, harbor seals, tidewater glaciers, and the joy of experiencing all with family and friends.

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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

Sarah Culler

Video Chronicler

Sarah was raised on a multi-generational family dairy farm, established circa 1815 in Lucas, Ohio. Consequently, her first paying job was milking cows! Rewarding as it was to get paid for the first time, she found her passion behind the lens of a camera. Growing up on the farm gave her not only a strong work ethic but also the love of nature and being outdoors. 

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