Philpots Island & Devon Island, Canada
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 23 Jul 2022

Philpots Island & Devon Island, Canada, 7/23/2022, National Geographic Endurance

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endurance
  • Arctic

What a start to the day: narwhals, walruses, and polar bears all before breakfast! National Geographic Endurance navigated north overnight from Pond Inlet up the east coast of Devon Island. Glassy conditions made for perfect wildlife watching with a small group of narwhals coming up from the deep close to our bow. As we pushed towards Philpots Island and the fast ice, sightings continued. After breakfast, we went to explore the ice edge from the Zodiacs. After two hours of cruising ice, seabirds, and seals, we returned to the ship and spotted a small group of walruses on ice.

The afternoon didn’t disappoint either, as we repositioned through Lancaster Sound, around the south of Devon Island. We encountered more polar bears and a brief glimpse of even more narwhals.

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