Welcome to my stop on the Secrets of the Whales blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
I thought I was interested in whales and sea life, and then I went on a whale watching cruise while on my honeymoon in Alaska. I researched the best tours, and we were fortunate to find one out of Juneau on a smaller boat with only two other couples and two tour guides, famously known as Harv and Marv. If you are ever in Juneau, definitely check them out.
I spent the entire cruise at the back edge of the ship catching every glimpse of sea life I could. I had two cameras clipped on me so I wouldn’t drop them in the sea, and did I mention it was often raining? It didn’t matter. This was the experience of a lifetime for me, and I loved every second.
Having this treasure, a National Geographic book, all about whales is the next best thing to my memorable cruise. I learned more facts about whales, and of course the images are second to none in quality. I highly recommend this book if you have been whale watching or want to go, but also, if you love animals, sea life, or the raw beauty of nature.
Have you ever been whale watching or is it on your bucket list?
I received a gifted copy.
About the Book:
• Publisher: National Geographic (April 6, 2021) • Hardcover: 192 pages This provocative book of photography offers bold new insight into the lives of the world’s largest mammals, along with their complex societies. In these pages, we learn that whales share an amazing ability to learn and adapt to opportunities, from specialized feeding strategies to parenting techniques. There is also evidence of deeper, cultural elements of whale identity, from unique dialects to matrilineal societies to organized social customs like singing contests. Featuring the arresting underwater images of Brian Skerry, who has explored and documented oceans for over four decades, this book will document these alluring creatures in all their glory–and demonstrate how these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet. Social Media Please use the hashtag #SecretsOfTheWhales, and tag @tlcbooktours.
About Brian Skerry
BRIAN SKERRY is a visual storyteller specializing in ocean wildlife and underwater realms. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine. He was named a Photography Fellow by the National Geographic Society in 2014 and a Storytelling Fellow in 2017, the same year he was awarded the title of National Geographic Rolex Explorer of the Year. His work has also been featured in publications such as The NY Times, The Washington Post, Paris Match, and Audubon. He has spoken at venues worldwide including The United Nations General Assembly, The World Economic Forum, TED Talks, The Royal Geographical Society and the Sydney Opera House. He lives with his family in Maine. Find out more about Brian at his website, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.