|Fluffy Sea Otter saying hello|
|Brown bear eating some grass|
Sea otters, moose, and bears, oh my! My first week back in southeast Alaska, and my first time on the new Petersburg to Petersburg itinerary provided a blast of Alaskan wildlife. And as amazing as the wildlife show was this week, it wasn't even the guests' favorite part of the trip! (See next post for more on that)
|Regal Eagle on its perch|
|Playful orca encounter|
|Orca and Iceberg|
Eagle encounters were uncountable this week. They seem to be gathering for the upcoming salmon run feast. And the bear encounters encompassed both black and brown, albiet from quite far away every time. The wildest encounter of them all was when our captain spotted a large brown object moving along a shoreline. It turned out to be a moose, which is quite a rare sighting for SE Alaska. That marks the fifth one that I've seen in four years here in Southeast.
I'm looking forward to more and more humpbacks showing up as their numbers seem a bit light so far but one can't complain about the sheer amount of wildlife that you can see here in Alaska.
|Moose on the shoreline near Baird Glacier|