Sunday, May 6, 2018

Picture perfect Bering Sea

What an incredible itinerary!

Image copyright Corey Arnold (aka coreyfishes)
The real reason I have chosen to highlight this particular voyage, however, is for the photographer onboard for the September 4, 2019 sailing: Corey Arnold (aka Corey Fishes). Corey is a fisherman who honed his photography skills while fishing the Bering Sea. I recently discovered is work, and it is truly stunning. While he continues to fish, Corey has won numerous international awards and occasionally does a special gig, like this one.

Bering Sea Wilderness: Pribilofs, Katmai and Kodiak

13-night National Geographic Expedition Cruise
Sailing roundtrip from Anchorage on the National Geographic Orion

Expedition Team - Special Guests

July 9-21, 2019 - with photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins
September 4-16, 2019 - with photographer Corey Arnold

Image copyright Corey Arnold
Embark the National Geographic Orion and explore the unique cultural heritage of the Bering Sea, where Russian, American, and Aleut influences intermingle on wild and remote isles. Sail the legendary Bering Strait en route to Provideniya, and glimpse traditions of the indigenous Yupik in this “Gateway to the Arctic.” Delve into the region’s fascinating World War II history in Unalaska, visit the incredible wildlife sanctuaries of Alaska’s Pribilof Islands, and spy brown bears on the Alaska Peninsula.

Trip Highlights
  • Sail the legendary Bering Sea aboard the National Geographic Orion, and disembark on remote islands to discover tiny Aleut communities
  • By special permission, get up close to the millions of seabirds and fur seals that inhabit Alaska’s Pribilof Islands—sometimes called the Gal├ípagos of the North
  • Step foot in Russia’s seldom-seen Far East, and glimpse the local indigenous culture during a traditional Yupik dance performance
  • Go on a Zodiac cruise in coastal Katmai National Park, and capture close-ups of resident brown bears fishing and digging for clams

About the ship

The state-of-the-art National Geographic Orion serves as our luxurious base camp for voyages to the far-flung corners of the planet. A fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, the Orion is at home navigating polar ice as well as small harbors in Europe. The ship accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, and is equipped with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, diving and snorkeling gear, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.

Please contact me for your chance to be part of this amazing adventure!

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