Tracy Arm and South Sawyer Glacier

Aug 25, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

Sailing through Holkham Bay into Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, we find ourselves once again in the presence of ice.  The misty morning creates beautiful reflections on the water of the rich blue icebergs, and seals take watchful glances at us as we pass.  The actively calving South Sawyer Glacier is an amazing place to spend the morning exploring by Zodiac. Out final day wouldn’t be complete without the chance to swim in Alaska’s chilly waters during the afternoon’s polar plunge. 

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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