George and Inian Islands

May 29, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

I grew up in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, the driest state in a very dry continent. The difference between the ecosystem there and the coastal temperate rainforest environment that we continue to explore here in southeast Alaska could not be any starker and I love it!

The weather has taken a turn for the better here and the staff and guests relished the sun making an appearance as we arrived in beautiful conditions on the beach at George Island this morning. This afternoon we enjoyed a tour de force of Alaskan coastal wildlife spotting with Steller sea lions, sea otters, humpback whales, and bald eagles just some of the animals showing up for our Zodiac cruise around the pristine verdant coastline of the Inian Islands.

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About the Author

Andrew Peacock

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Andrew was born in Adelaide, South Australia and (mis)spent his youth surfing and kayaking in the ocean, as is the case for many Aussies! After graduating from medical school, he spent a year working as a surgical resident in Santa Barbara, California where he also began rock climbing. Taking up this new activity with a passion, Andrew began to explore the mountainous regions of the world and volunteered his medical skills in Nepal and India where he has since led numerous treks. Documenting his experiences with a camera led Andrew into the world of professional photography and he began contributing photos to what was then the Lonely Planet image library. So began a ‘side-line career’ using the creative side of his brain.

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