Port Althorp and Inian Islands

Sep 02, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


After a couple of cloudless and warm days we awoke to a more typical Southeast Alaska morning on approach to Port Althorp with tendrils of fog draping the forest and a light mist of rain enveloping the ship. I really enjoyed leading a fun two-hour hike at the head of the bay to a salmon stream and into the beautiful temperate rainforest with a group of guests. This afternoon our fleet of Zodiacs provided the perfect platform for a wildlife cruise in the Inian Islands with great sightings of Steller sea lions and sea otters. These images tell more of the day's story.

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Andrew Peacock

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school, he spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he also began rock climbing. Taking up this new activity with a passion, Andrew began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his medical skills in Nepal and India where he has since led numerous treks. Documenting his experiences with a camera led Andrew into the world of professional photography and he began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library. So began a ‘side-line career’ using the creative side of his brain.

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