Eye on the World: Alaska

written by | Posted on July 24th, 2012

An Orca plays near North Marble Island in Alaska's Glacier Bay during a cruise on board American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.

An Orca plays near North Marble Island in Alaska's Glacier Bay during a cruise on board American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.

Kendra Nelsen, captain of Safari Endeavour, is one of the few female cruise ship captains. She has long experience sailing Alaskan waters.

Kendra Nelsen, captain of Safari Endeavour, is one of the few female cruise ship captains. She has long experience sailing Alaskan waters.

Finding pods of Orcas is not uncommon while sailing through Alaska's Glacier Bay. American Safari Cruises specializes in taking its passengers through seldom seen scenery where larger ships cannot enter.

Finding pods of Orcas is not uncommon while sailing through Alaska's Glacier Bay. American Safari Cruises specializes in taking its passengers through seldom seen scenery where larger ships cannot enter.

A pod of Orcas romping in Alaska's Glacier Bay as seen from Safari Endeavour, an American Safari Cruises vessel.

A pod of Orcas romping in Alaska's Glacier Bay as seen from Safari Endeavour, an American Safari Cruises vessel.

An Orca breaches in Glacier Bay during a cruise onboard American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.

An Orca breaches in Glacier Bay during a cruise onboard American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.

Orcas playing in Glacier Bay.

Orcas playing in Glacier Bay.

Orcas skirt the shore at Glacier Bay during an American Safari Cruises trip.

Orcas skirt the shore at Glacier Bay during an American Safari Cruises trip.

Orcas swim near the beach in Alaska's Glacier Bay.

Orcas swim near the beach in Alaska's Glacier Bay.

Passengers on board Safari Endeavour experience a close-up encounter with a whale during a cruise in Alaska's Glacier Bay. Because of the changes in tides and weather, no two cruises from the company are alike.

Passengers on board Safari Endeavour experience a close-up encounter with a whale during a cruise in Alaska's Glacier Bay. Because of the changes in tides and weather, no two cruises from the company are alike.

A whale dives in Glacier Bay.

A whale dives in Glacier Bay.

Alaska's rugged landscapes are evident in Glacier Bay National Park, one of the spots visited during a cruise on American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.

Alaska's rugged landscapes are evident in Glacier Bay National Park, one of the spots visited during a cruise on American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.

A sea lion rookery near North Marble Island in Glacier Bay.

A sea lion rookery near North Marble Island in Glacier Bay.

Margerie Glacier at the northernmost end of Glacier Bay. This is one of the most spectacular sights in southeast Alaska and a popular stop for Safari Endeavour.

Margerie Glacier at the northernmost end of Glacier Bay. This is one of the most spectacular sights in southeast Alaska and a popular stop for Safari Endeavour.

Safari Endeavour docked at Bartlett Cover at the entrance of Glacier Bay.

Safari Endeavour docked at Bartlett Cover at the entrance of Glacier Bay.

Kayaks are put on board Safari Endeavour at Bartlett Cove. Kayaking is one of the more popular activities for passengers during American Safari Cruises' voyages.

Kayaks are put on board Safari Endeavour at Bartlett Cove. Kayaking is one of the more popular activities for passengers during American Safari Cruises' voyages.

Safari Endeavour's passengers enjoy the beautiful Alaskan landscapes near Thomas Bay.

Safari Endeavour's passengers enjoy the beautiful Alaskan landscapes near Thomas Bay.

Baird Glacier empties into Glacier Bay, a thoroughly Alaskan scene.

Baird Glacier empties into Glacier Bay, a thoroughly Alaskan scene.

Kayaks tied at the stern of Safari Endeavour.

Kayaks tied at the stern of Safari Endeavour.

Safari Endeavour anchored near Port Houghton.

Safari Endeavour anchored near Port Houghton.

Safari Endeavour's passengers enjoying an early morning kayak near Baird Glacier.

Safari Endeavour's passengers enjoying an early morning kayak near Baird Glacier.

Passengers return to Safari Endeavour after an onshore outing near Ford's Terror, an inlet of Alaska's Glacier National Park.

Passengers return to Safari Endeavour after an onshore outing near Ford's Terror, an inlet of Alaska's Glacier National Park.

Safari Endeavour anchored near Ford's Terror, a place full of icebergs even in summer.

Safari Endeavour anchored near Ford's Terror, a place full of icebergs even in summer.

An Orca plays near North Marble Island in Alaska's Glacier Bay during a cruise on board American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.Kendra Nelsen, captain of Safari Endeavour, is one of the few female cruise ship captains. She has long experience sailing Alaskan waters.Finding pods of Orcas is not uncommon while sailing through Alaska's Glacier Bay. American Safari Cruises specializes in taking its passengers through seldom seen scenery where larger ships cannot enter.A pod of Orcas romping in Alaska's Glacier Bay as seen from Safari Endeavour, an American Safari Cruises vessel.An Orca breaches in Glacier Bay during a cruise onboard American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.Orcas playing in Glacier Bay.Orcas skirt the shore at Glacier Bay during an American Safari Cruises trip.Orcas swim near the beach in Alaska's Glacier Bay.Passengers on board Safari Endeavour experience a close-up encounter with a whale during a cruise in Alaska's Glacier Bay. Because of the changes in tides and weather, no two cruises from the company are alike.A whale dives in Glacier Bay.Alaska's rugged landscapes are evident in Glacier Bay National Park, one of the spots visited during a cruise on American Safari Cruises' Safari Endeavour.A sea lion rookery near North Marble Island in Glacier Bay.Margerie Glacier at the northernmost end of Glacier Bay. This is one of the most spectacular sights in southeast Alaska and a popular stop for Safari Endeavour.Safari Endeavour docked at Bartlett Cover at the entrance of Glacier Bay.Kayaks are put on board Safari Endeavour at Bartlett Cove. Kayaking is one of the more popular activities for passengers during American Safari Cruises' voyages.Safari Endeavour's passengers enjoy the beautiful Alaskan landscapes near Thomas Bay.Baird Glacier empties into Glacier Bay, a thoroughly Alaskan scene.Kayaks tied at the stern of Safari Endeavour.Safari Endeavour anchored near Port Houghton.Safari Endeavour's passengers enjoying an early morning kayak near Baird Glacier.Passengers return to Safari Endeavour after an onshore outing near Ford's Terror, an inlet of Alaska's Glacier National Park.Safari Endeavour anchored near Ford's Terror, a place full of icebergs even in summer.