Breach, Baby, Breach

Earlier this week, I got to see something pretty incredible: breaching humpbacks and orcas, swimming together in Frederick Sound. For hours we watched whales feeding, spyhopping, pec and tail slapping, swimming, and spouting. All day long, we were surrounded by whales– it was extraordinary. And then, in the evening, a humpback breached next to our ship…. … More Breach, Baby, Breach

Looking Down

Alaska is big. It is the largest state in the US, home to 17 of the county’s 20 tallest peaks, and claims the largest national forest in the nation.  A lot of people come to Alaska to see big things: tremendous glaciers, towering mountains, winding fjords, intimidating brown bears, tall trees, cascading waterfalls. We spend … More Looking Down

Birds of a Feather

Our last stop in the Falkland Islands was New Island. Owned by the New Island Conservation Trust ,  New Island is a protected wildlife reserve. More than two million seabirds inhabit the shores of New Island and surrounding smaller islands, including large numbers of breeding Rockhopper, Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, and more than 13,000 pairs of breeding … More Birds of a Feather