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Scenery & Critters in Glacier Bay

Scenery & Critters in Glacier Bay

The mountains & water of Glacier Bay

Today is all about seeing glaciers, bears, and seals.  As we sail nearer to the ice in Glacier Bay, you can feel the temperature plummet.

Along the “beach” area in Glacier Bay, we were able to spot three grizzly bears running along the water and then disappearing into the bushes.  In another place there were two bears just finishing their breakfast…their table was the remaining carcass of a humpback whale.

The scenery in Glacier Bay is outstanding, & and what makes this national park seem so pristine is that the park service will allow only two ships per day to enter the Bay.  We picked up three park rangers on the way to describe to us all that we saw.  They were so informative that our group simply fell in love with them.

As we approached some of the glaciers, we often saw seals with their cubs on the ice flows–apparently, that’s where seals give birth.  The orca whales, the seals’ natural predator, don’t like the silt in the water near the glaciers.  So, they steer clear of the area, allowing the seals some peace and quiet to have their babies.

I could go on and on about Glacier Bay, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

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