Ocean Magic Moments

Doc's July Update, from Pack Creek, Alaska:

Heading south in Chatham Strait, we slip quietly by a sea otter nursery. I’ve never seen so many otters with their pups, mid-channel, in deep water ...seems unusual. We have 500’ under our keel...I get out my zoom lens for a close up of mom and pup. I couldn’t resist the panorama of the lone Black Bear feasting on sedge grass...has the place all to himself. We drifted along mesmerized by the constant Humpie pec slap... this went on for 10 to 15 minutes. I can’t help but think our friend was attracted to the sleek hull of Venture. Farther on, we arrive just in time to view a spectacular Orca breech. Then we did our best to sneak by a gaggle of spotted seals hauled out on the ice. I couldn’t help but sympathize with the Bald Eagle teetering rather precariously on the finely sculpted ice floating by. Just now we are chugging toward Juneau. Looking forward to our excursion circumnavigating Admiralty Island with our film crew aboard. Cheers!