Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska

Jul 25, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Today began early, with an announcement at 5:30 a.m.: killer whales off the bow of the ship!  The orcas swam along the Thomas Bay bar, an area of shallow water where marine mammals can navigate much easier than can our little ship.  

The town of Petersburg on Mitkof Island was our destination for the day. Activities included flightseeing over the Stikine Icefield; exploring the bog of Kupreanof Island; walking to fisheries, on photographic tours, and around the local hardware and bookstore. The day ended with a delicious Dungeness crab feast.

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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