Chatham Strait & Sitkoh Bay

Aug 21, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


Clear skies greeted us this morning as National Geographic Venture navigated north in Chatham Strait. Dr. Andy Szabo from the Alaska Whale Foundation came aboard after breakfast to explain his research on humpback whales and the cooperative bubble-net feeding technique they use to trap herring. Just as he completed his presentation in the lounge, staff on the bow spotted a group of whales doing exactly that!

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David Spiegel

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

David grew up in the Seattle area, where he fell in love with nature through outdoor sports in the Pacific Northwest. He first picked up a camera during a 14-day Grand Canyon river trip at the age of 18. Little did he know that his hobby would morph into a lifelong passion and career. He moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. After receiving his degree, he applied his passion for media to documenting watershed conservation issues in the Colorado River Basin states through the lens of a 900-mile-long river expedition in 2012.

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