Petersburg

Sep 06, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We spent our morning exploring the lovely small fishing town of Petersburg. Dock walkers got to know the local marine life and the types fishing boats, flightseers enjoyed views from high above the LeConte Glacier, garden walkers visited the beautiful greenhouses of a local florist, and photo walkers wandered through town and began work visual stories of the area and the people who call it home. After lunch, we began our southward journey and encountered an amazing scene of about nine or ten humpback whales bubble-net feeding.

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Gemina Garland-Lewis

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a Seattle-based photographer, EcoHealth researcher, and National Geographic Explorer with experience in 30 countries across six continents. She first picked up a camera when she was 12 years old and proceeded to spend the better part of high school in the darkroom in her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Both her photography and research explore the myriad connections between humans, animals, and their shared environments.  She is passionate about integrating the worlds of visual storytelling and research to develop new ways of communicating social and environmental issues to broader audiences and building unique platforms for education and outreach. She is a past recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, during which she spent a year of travel in seven countries focusing on different cultural relationships with whales and whaling. She has worked as a trip leader and photography teacher for National Geographic Student Expeditions since 2010, leading in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Tanzania, and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. Her photography and writing have been featured by National Geographic News, National Geographic Adventure, and REI, among others.

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