#InianIslands

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Days like this make me want to move to Alaska... but only because it's 65 and sunny 😂 #inianislands


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Unearthly green. #InianIslands #nofilter @uncruise


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Steller Sea Lion Block Party. #InianIslands #handsinsidetheskiff #cheese #seadogs @uncruise


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Staring contest...Go!!!! Just FYI, there are two bald eagles in this pic. A juvenile on the left and a grown up on the right. 😁 #alaska #getoutside #eagles #livefreeordie #nationalgeographic #natgeo #nationalpark #amazing_shots #nikon #tamron #inianislands


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To be honest, I’m terrified of large bodies of water but there‘s no better way to explore the Inian Islands than by kayak.


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wildlife photography in Alaska is just taking pictures of animals eating things, which gives me great joy
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#wildlifephotography #lindbladexpeditions #animalsarebetterthanpeople #wildalaska #inianislands #happyplace #stellersealion #halibut #itswhatsfordinner


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Photo by @KristaRossow // Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. To see more of #Alaska and beyond, follow @KristaRossow.


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The Inian Islands of Southeast Alaska is home to a large population of Sea Otters. The air breathing mammals are the largest member of the weasel family, is the only mammal to not have a terrestrial den and feeds on over one creatures, with a big focus on urchins. Being that it spends almost its entire life on the water, it has evolved to have the densest fur coat of any mammal~ with about 1 million hairs per square inch...not sure who counted that!!
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#InianIslands #southestalaska #panhandleofalaska #seaotter #marinemammals #weasel #baby #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #landscapephotography #wildlife #Alaska #davidfranklinjaffe


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Photo by @KristaRossow // Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. To see more of #Alaska and beyond, follow @KristaRossow.


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Photo by @KristaRossow // Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. To see more of #Alaska and beyond, follow @KristaRossow.


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Photo by @KristaRossow // Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. To see more of #Alaska and beyond, follow @KristaRossow.


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Photo by @KristaRossow // Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. To see more of #Alaska and beyond, follow @KristaRossow.

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Photo by @KristaRossow // Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. To see more of #Alaska and beyond, follow @KristaRossow.


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Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. #Alaska // Taken while #onassignment for @NatGeoExpeditions/@LindbladExp.


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Sea lions love to be king of the rock. A larger male sea lion chased a few younger ones into the water. •




#lindbladexpeditions @lindbladexp #explorewildly #wildplaces #tongassnationalforest #inianislands #sealion #stellersealion #ourwild #alaska #wildlifephotography


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Friend or foe? | Stunning wildlife on the Inian Islands off the southeast coast of Alaska.
#Alaska #inianislands #lindbladexpeditions @lindbladexp @planetforward #natgeosealion #naturephotography


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Inian Islands🌲🐋 I’m so blessed to work with such a wonderful team of people!!! Everyday I count my lucky stars .... such amazing co-workers and such an amazing job ❤️❤️
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#loveyourlife #loveyourjob #awesometeam #trusttheprocess #travelmagic #insidepassage #inianislands #southeastalaska #summertours #ventures #humpbackwhales #stellersealion #seaotters #tongass #alaska


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Next Up #InianIslands #Alaska The #Water Is #CrystalBlue Next Up #Juneau we will be taking a helicopter ride stops on the top of a #Glacier


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#WOW #Alaska Trying To Put Into Words How #Beautiful this is #EyeCandy Next Up #InianIslands


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This #View #OnOurWay to #IcyStraitPointe #Alaska On Our Way To #ZipLine The highest zip line in the #World Next Up #InianIslands


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Where is everyone? #Peace #InianIslands


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Such a regal beast. This my friends is a Stellar sea lion from the Inian Islands, just outside the mouth of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska’s Panhandle. And these guys are big. They are much larger than the California sea lion-their southern cousins. .
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#sealion #stellarsealion #beastmode #inianislands #alaska #visitalaska #southeastalaska #wildlife #blackandwhite #animalsofinstagram #animals


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These playful #stellersealions were quite curious. What you don't see in this picture is the 10 or so buddies that were also #frolicking about the zodiac full of guests. One #largermale actually placed its chin on the rear of the pontoon. This was momentarily unnerving as these males can reach 2500 pounds! The #females are not nearly as large. The #breedingmales will arrive prior to the females to establish territory. This is what they defend. They do not defend a harem. It is the females that will then choose the territory and consequently the male with whom she will mate. Prior to this she will give birth and then mate about a week later. However, they can #delayimplantation until the fall so the pup will be born in the spring the following year.
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#southeastalaska #inianislands #zodiaccruise #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #landscaphotography #davidfranklinjaffe


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A bull kelp horn is sounded as an attempt to attract more whales. Time on the water allows you to become curious about the natural world and the environment that surrounds you. I had the absolute pleasure of working as a Sea Kayak and Wilderness Guide for Spirit Walker Expeditions in South East Alaska. Spirit Walker is a little unique in the outdoor industry as they focus on small groups and family trips so that the guests can experience the wilderness in an intimate setting. I always talk about my days guiding as my glory days, the time in my life when I had an opportunity to slow life down and enjoy spending time in the outdoors with incredible people.

#spiritwalkerexpeditions #swe #womenguide #seakayaking #wilderness #sharealaska #tongass #icystrait #gustavus #chichagofisland #inianislands @women_who_paddle


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A female sea otter and her pup-Enhydra lutris-swimming through kelp in the Inian Islands, Alaska. Pups are born weighing 3 to 5 pounds and are dependent on their mothers for 6-8 months. The mothers dedicate a great deal of time caring for their pups (cradling pups in their arms, feeding them, grooming them). Females make sounds of distress if a pup dies and have also been observed carrying dead pups for several days. 📸Photos by Shaylyn Potter. 💥Even though this was a cold and rainy day in the Inian Islands, the beautiful surroundings and abundance of wildlife was well worth the soggy clothes. #saveourplankton .
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#marinebiology #conservation #oceanlover #oceanlife #alaska #travel #rain #otters #enhydralutris #lindbladexpeditions #nationalgeographic #nationalgeographicsealion #inianislands #pup #rainforest #optoutside #exploremore #staycurious #stayinformed #staysalty


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I've been so lucky to see so many whales breach in Alaska and this one breached continuously for over half an hour! #humpback #whale #breach #earlymorning #marinelife #mammal #humpbackwhale #nature #venturesbyseabourn #catamaran #seabournsojourn #seabourncruise #inianislands #alaska #usa #lonelyplanet #natgeographic #canon


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#Repost @richardsidey ・・・
A Humpback Whale performs aerobatics this morning, perhaps for the crowd of Steller Sea Lions observing from the shoreside on Alaska's Inian Islands.

One can only watch in awe as the huge, graceful and powerful animals propel themselves airborne before spiralling mid-air and splashing down in magnificent fashion.
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Inspiring tomorrow’s rising environmental leaders through experiential living and learning in the Wilderness of Southeast Alaska.
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It’s been fun following the progress of the Inian Islands Institute since it’s creation by four Stanford Phd students in 2013. Hoping for it’s success.
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It seemed like a wonderfully audacious idea back then, as did Zach West-Brown’s plan to hike and kayak the 2000 miles (3218km) from San Francisco to Southeast Alaska to promote the cause.
Sometimes audacity is exactly what is needed. In 2014 Zach completed his incredible journey and the institute has grown from a concept into a remarkable environmental leadership school.
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This july, I was fortunate to travel back to the Inian Islands with a group of kids from Nueva school in San Francisco. It was gratifying to film these kids as Wild Alaska worked it’s charm and the institute blew their minds.
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There’s a link to the complete film of their experience in my bio ⬆️
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#wild #wilderness #wildalaska #nature #alaska #ak #inianislands #inianislandsinstitute  #outdooreducation #fieldschool #naturealaska #ilovesoutheast #sharingalaska #nueva #nuevaschool #filmconvert #musicbed @musicbed @collindsey @k.kraken


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Kara McKay let's her boat drift as she catches the current. A quiet moment to absorb her surroundings during a short solo paddle explore the Inian Islands in Southeast Alaska.

#inianislands #current #kayakexpedition #kayaking #kayakadventures #kayaktouring #kayakcamping #alaska #islands #ak #womenkayakers #sheexplores #naturealaska #ilovesoutheast #sharingalaska #kayak #paddleforever #livebeyondthebend #paddlingmixtape


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The Hobbit Hole, Inian Islands, Alaska.

The Hobbit Hole was built and run by Jane and Greg for years. Soon, they will retire and their beautiful home will become The Inian Islands Institute, an ecological field school started in part by Gustavus local, Zach Brown. "Inspiring tomorrow's rising environmental leaders through experiential living and learning in the Wilderness of Southeast Alaska." During our visit with Jane and Greg, we ran into Zach and a group of his students. It was an incredible experience to see these young adults forming a connection with such a beautiful and important place.

#inianislands #inianislandsinstitute #hobbithole #alaska #seakayakalaska #seakayakadventure #kayaktouring #wilderness #outdooreducation #fieldschool #naturealaska #ilovesoutheast #sharingalaska #kayak #livebeyondthebend


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Aaron Nash and Ambrose Bittner kayak in Inian Cove. We spotted a whale breaching in the distance and had the good luck to see it breach several times. Later, the whale approached a little closer and our group saw the splash of the breach and a series of pectoral slaps.

Get the full blog post with my link in bio.

#inianislands #iniancove #alaska #seakayakalaska #seak #kayakexpedition #kayaktour #seakayak #naturealaska #ilovesoutheast #sharingalaska #kayak #paddleforever


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A surreal morning in the in the #inianislands gives guests aboard the #nationalgeographicseabird an opportunity to quietly take in the landscape while seeking #wildlife. #stellarssealion and #seaotter are common in the area. #davidfranklinjaffe #naturephotography #expeditiontravel #icystrait


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A Humpback whale surfaces and blows in Icy Strait, Southeast Alaska, as a nearby group watches from a Zodiac. Humpbacks use their baleen to capture small prey. Typically, the whale will swim with its mouth open, taking in hundreds of gallons of water. Then upon closing its mouth the whale pushes the water out with its tongue with the baleen serving as a sieve for all the tiny creatures including plankton like krill and sometimes small fish like herring. #marinemammals #humpbackwhale #naturephotography #icystrait #inianislands #expeditiontravel #davidfranklinjaffe #southeastalaska


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Numerous Steller's sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) feed on fish swept up in the upwelling and caught in the eddy on the lee side of an island in the Inian Islands. The narrowing at Icy Strait in the northern part of the panhandle in Southeast Alaska combined with a 15+ foot tidal range is a cause the tide rips through the area. #wildlife #sealions #southeastalaska #icystrait #inianislands #naturephotography #marinemammals #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographicseabird


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I'm in Southeast Alaska again and while cruising around the Inian Islands, a couple of local sea otters paused for a moment to give me a look. @stevemorello #seaotters #marinemammals #alaska #inianislands #lindbladexpeditions #nationalgeographicexpeditions #nationalgeographictravel #nikonusa


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📍Viaggi: Inian Islands, Alaska
👄 Parla: Another one from my 10 day expedition and because I can't get enough of it! Look at these colors!!! This rock stood out from our beautiful views and the aqua waters. Our highlight of this adventure was heading back to the Zodiacs and a Stella sea lion jumped right in front of us to catch his meal of the day. 🐟 🍴Mangi: It looked like a delicious Salmon and I have to say, Smoked Sockeye Salmon from Alaska/Canada is now my fave!! #outdoors #nature #inspirato #alaskanexpedition #viaggi #parla #mangi #explore #adventure #inianislands #alaska #instagood #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #zodiaclife


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Open fire, sockeye salmon, beach greens, bull kelp, bare hands, bare feet. Epic.
#inianislands #inianislandsinstitute #wildashell #wild #AK #alaska


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Ran away from home at 16 and ended up on an island, embraced by a community of fisherfolk as far from home. They taught me how to fish. You know how the saying goes...This island place and the people here changed my life forever. #HobbitHole #Alaska #Inianislands #Legends #Magical #WayOffTheGrid #OutHere #OutThere


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Exploring the Inian Islands in a skiff. Everywhere I looked, there was an explosion of colors - from the turquoise glacial waters to the mineral rich rocks bursting with bright hues. #southernsavvyblog #dallasblogger #tripadvisor #travelblogger #inianislands #alaska #Un-Cruise #glacierbaynationalpark #alaskancruise #glaciers


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When your besties a Mew gull and ur a Stellar Sea Lion and you go out to slay some fish... #Stellarsealion #mewgull #besties #InianIslands #baitballers #sav


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Another Stubby Dendronotus nudibranch-Dendronotus subramosus -found diving near the Inian Islands. Though the color is different than the individual in my previous post, you can still see the characteristic body spots and stripes down the dorsal side. This species feeds on hydroids and they favor the ostrich plume hydroid- Aglaophenia struthionides. If you see the ostrich plume hydroid, take a look around for these camouflaged sea slugs. #saveourplankton #saveourseas #protectouroceans #marinebiology #conservation #seaslug #nudibranch #dendronotus #dendronotussubramosus #travel #adventure #explore #wanderlust #nationalgeographicsealion #lindbladexpeditions #inianislands #alaska #scubadive #padi #scubadiverlife #ocean #projectaware #pristineseas #scubadivingmag #photographyeducation #funfact #science #underwaterphotography #staysalty


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A Stubby Dendronotus nudibranch-Dendronotus subramosus -spotted at one of my favorite dive sites in Southeast Alaska. This species of nudibranch has extreme variation in appearance; the can be translucent, white, brown, orange, yellow, or red. This species can be identified by the numerous yellow or orange dots sprinkled over the body and the four distinct, light to dark brown stripes. However, it's also possible for these features to be absent in some individuals. 💥I will be posting a few different photos of this species to show the extreme variation in appearance. #saveourplankton #saveouroceans #protectouroceans #stubbydendronotus #dendronotus #dendronotussubramosus #travel #adventure #wanderlust #lindbladexpeditions #nationalgeographicsealion #inianislands #alaska #scubadive #padi #scubadiverlife #nudibranch #seaslug #getoutside #oceanlife #underwaterphotography #photographyeducation #staycurious #stayinformed #staysalty


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Annual Alaska EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory maintenance by helicopter: fog rising off the Inian Islands near AB43 - Cape Spencer. (Photo/Ellie Boyce, UNAVCO)

#unavco #alaska #plateboundaryobservatory #pbo #earthscope #gps #inianislands #capespencer #fieldwork #fieldengineer #womengeoscientists #officeoftheday #geodesy #earth #science @earthscopeinfo


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Cruising Alaska's Inian Islands #zodiacride #zodiac #inianislands #alaska #lindbladexpeditions #natgeo


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Pectoral fin slap of a humpback whale. Often understood that this technique is used as a means of foraging. Although in the flesh it looks like the whale is waving at you as the fin glides above the water for a while before slapping into the water. #inianislands #natgeoexpeditions #linbladexpeditions #natgeotravel #alaska


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Our careless and unregulated use of the insecticide DDT rendered a generation of bald eagle eggs too unhealthy to survive. Coupled with decades of being hunted for sport, and to needlessly protect fishing grounds, the symbol of our nation was almost completely wiped out.
I can’t think of anything more patriotic today, July 4th, than a willingness to protect and conserve our wild things, and lands. Without them, there is no country.
Play hard and play safe today my friends. Happy 4th! 💥💫🇺🇸 Photo taken in southeast Alaska.
#catch #eagle #baldeagle #fishing #alaska #inianislands #southeastalaska #nautilusswell #wildlife #avian #birding #pacificnorthwest #wildlifephotography #takingflight #bird #birdsofinstagram #animaladdicts #america #nikon #telephoto #winged #natgeo #animal #independenceday #patriotic #patriotism #conservative #conservation


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Tufted Puffin on the border of the Pacific Ocean and Alaska's Inside Passage in the #InianIslands #Alaska #Lindblad #NatGeoExpeditions #TuftedPuffin


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A mature bald eagle with a pink salmon in its talons, taken on the Nautilus Swell while at the Inian Islands in Southeast Alaska.

#catch #eagle #baldeagle #fishing #alaska #inianislands #southeastalaska #nautilusswell #wildlife #avian #birding #pacificnorthwest #wildlifephotography #takingflight #bird #birdsofinstagram #animaladdicts #america #nikon #telephoto #winged


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Feeding frenzy at the Inian Islands in Southeast Alaska as. Steller sea lion eats a pollock. @stevemorello #alaska #sealion #stellersealion #inianislands #lindbladexpeditions #nationalgeographicexpeditions #nikon


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every day this week I'm posting an image from a previous trip. this big guy is from #southeastalaska's #inianislands. once a week in the #aummer, @lindbladexp takes their guests through the pass by #zodiac and shows off the #sealion haul outs. last summer, we found these guys not on the normal #bachelorpad but across the channel. this one wasn't feeling the camaraderie though and was off by himself snoozing. #lindbladexpeditions #igalaska #instaalaska


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Sailing through middle pass of Inian Islands, SEAK. #InianIslands #SEAK #Alaska


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I knew my day was made when..I shut the engine off and drifted, the boat full of guests went silent except for an elderly man chuckling, "this is f'ing gorgeous..looks like Texas." #Alaska #inianislands #nature


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Just waiting to be driven through...😏 #Alaska #inianislands #elfincove #glacierbayNP


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I never want to leave. #nofilter #inianislands #Alaska


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Spent the last four days on a remote island in a property called "The Hobbit Hole." Our hosts were warm, friendly and made us feel right at home. I learned so much about the physics of climate change, tides and ecology and climbed a 13,000 foot mountain. Thank you, Hobbit Hole. I won't forget this. #Alaska #marinebiology #sustainability #ecology #inianislands


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Breaching humpback whale at #inianislands in #southeastalaska photograph taken from #safariquest #uncruise


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