Glacier Bay National Park

Sep 05, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

National Geographic Venture entered Glacier Bay National Park at midnight and continued toward the northern destination of our voyage. With clear skies, the northern lights (Aurora borealis) gave way to alpenglow as the sun rose and shone on the Fairweather peaks above Johns Hopkins Glacier, at the end of Johns Hopkins Inlet. This is one of the most stunning views in all of Glacier Bay National Park.

Naturalist-Park Service Ranger Valerie and Tlingit cultural interpreter Skun Yeik (Paulette) were on board to relate the extraordinary story of this magnificent place. The day was full of glaciers, wildlife, beautiful scenery, and sunshine. After dinner, there was an opportunity to go ashore in Bartlett Cove to walk the trails and learn the story of Snow the humpback whale.

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Lee Moll


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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Matthew Ritenour

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Matthew grew up on the Gulf of Mexico, where a love of geography, culture and history were instilled at a young age. He studied anthropology at California State University, Chico, and soon began working at the Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA), a documentary production studio that focuses on sharing the results of anthropological research with the public. As a cinematographer and editor at ALVA, he documented research on everything from the effects of drought in California, to looted petroglyphs in the Sierra Nevada high desert, and the global trade in emeralds.

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