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Ros Drinkwater visited Alaska and found a wintry wonderland of dazzling glaciers, boundless oceans and awesome schools of humpback whales.

24th August, 2014
Sawyer and South Sawyer: just enough room for ships to manoeuvre. Picture: Ros Drinkwater

My first sight of a humpback whale flipping his great tail out of the water was a thrilling experience. The humpback was presumably thinking something along the lines of: “Just wait till she sees me and my mates bubble net fishing.”

The giveaway is a flock of seagulls hovering over a patch of ocean – they know the fun’s about to begin.

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