Expedition Notes: Whale Soup


Maple Leaf is currently cruising through the abundant fjords of Southeast Alaska. Naturalist Alison Watt reports:

We’re heading through misty straits today, still euphoric from our day at Pack Creek yesterday with almost a dozen grizzlies, including moms and cubs, gnawing down the summer’s first salmon feasts. We are in whale soup up here; started our trip with a pod of seven resident orca. We’ve had some great humpback sightings too and spent a couple of hours with ten whales bubble-net feeding, giant heads emerging with mouths wide open, giving everyone great views of baleen! Another highlight was a young male sea otter, who climbed up out of the kelp at Brothers Island to do some intense grooming, just feet from our zodiacs.

Find more about our Alaska and Alaska Supervoyage trips here.

Photo by Greg Shea