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Dan Drost | all galleries >> July 2010 Trips - Glacier Bay NP, Chena Hot Springs, Denali NP & Togiak NWR, AK >> July 2010 Trip - Gustavus & Glacier Bay Natl Park, AK >> Glacier Bay National Park Trip Notes > Tufted Puffins
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Tufted Puffins

I spent a lot of time trying to get some close ups of Tufted Puffins. I was finally rewarded when some Tufted Puffins swam near the boat, did several dives and eventually flew way.

Here is a photograph of a Tufted Puffin swimming.

We then cruised back across the bay and re-entered Whidbey Passage north of Francis Island. We checked out Fingers Bay and then cruised down Sitakaday Narrows out into Icy Strait looking for Whales.

We had observed several Humpback Whales during our cruising through Glacier Bay, but in most cases they were far away and we could not approach them.

By the time we reached Icy Strait, the wind and waves had picked up considerably (3-4 feet) and after less an hour bouncing around we headed back into Sitakaday Narrows and anchored in the Beardslee Entrance in a small cove along Young Island, for our fourth and final night.

We were entertained for the next several hours with several groups of whales moving through the Beardslee Entrance channel and had a beautiful sunset.

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