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Petersburg to Sitka – August 6 to August 14, 2021

¬†Photograph and explore one of nature’s most spectacular playgrounds. The¬†calm waters¬†of southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage teem with¬†breathtaking scenery and captivating wildlife. At this time of year,¬†humpback whales¬†congregate in large numbers and may indulge in impressive¬†bubble-net feeding¬†or provide photo opportunities for¬†breaching, tail lobbing¬†and other dramatic behaviors. Aboard the classic wooden boat, the¬†M/V Westward, you will have a front row seat to¬†sea lion¬†haul-outs,¬†bald eagles¬†and an ancient¬†glacier with giant icebergs¬†calving off its face. We’ll search for¬†brown bears catching salmon¬†or wandering along the shoreline. Walk through lush and serene¬†rainforests¬†and discover wildflowers and nurse trees, explore the prolific variety of creatures in¬†tide pools¬†and skiff or kayak through the gentle waters, drifting quietly past¬†hanging gardens and waterfalls.

Benefit from Wendy Shattil’s¬†30+ years of field experience as a professional wildlife and conservation photographer. The remote wilderness adventures we’ll encounter from our comfortable wandering home invite a tranquility of the soul. Expect to be stimulated by the¬†quiet solitude¬†and reminded of our place in nature. We’ll do our best to capture these feelings and experiences with our eyes and our cameras and learn the power of our own storytelling ability through compelling imagery.¬†Whatever your skill level, you will learn tips, techniques and strategies to create memorable images. In the comfort of the Westward’s salon we’ll project our images and review the day’s experiences in a friendly group setting.

Rather than snapping pictures and hurrying to find the next encounter, we’ll take time to savor each moment. Every scene is constantly changing, each animal is an individual and every behavior has a purpose.

To REGISTER or for more INFORMATION contact Wendy Shattil at

Travel aboard the elegant eight passenger historic wooden vessel, the M/V Westward. Visit to learn more about the M/V Westward.

Each stateroom includes a private bathroom/shower, one full size bed and one single bed.

Begin in Sitka and end in Petersburg – August 3 to August 11, 2020

$5750 per person (price is based on double occupancy – single supplement is additional)

Begin in Petersburg and end in Sitka – August 6 to August 14, 2021

$6750 per person (price is based on double occupancy – single supplement is additional)

(Easy to moderate activity)

Leader – Wendy Shattil, professional wildlife and conservation photographer who has led more than 30 Southeast Alaska trips.

Whether it is your first visit to Alaska or an irresistible return, this photography and natural history cruise will be a trip of a lifetime. Join award-winning wildlife and conservation photographer, Wendy Shattil, on the classic wooden vessel, the M/V Westward. Whales, bald eagles, sea lions and bears will be among the wildlife highlights. Also aboard will be an experienced naturalist who will guide us as we explore lush temperate rainforests and meadows as well as thundering calving glaciers, using drifting icebergs and dramatic fjords as backdrops for wildlife subjects or simply spectacular landscapes.

To REGISTER or for more INFORMATION contact Wendy Shattil at

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