National Geographic Venture was bathed in sunlight, a few clouds, and warm weather – a climate that is relatively uncommon for Southeast Alaska. Our first full day began with staff introductions, as well as a wonderful presentation on smartphone photography by naturalist and certified photo Instructor Kim Nesbitt. In the afternoon, guests prepared for a wonderful outing. Zodiacs cruised along Tracy Arm, dodging growlers, bergy bits, and icebergs on their way to the face of South Sawyer Glacier. Along the way, the natural history staff spotted harbor seals, Arctic terns, bald eagles, and other animals. At the end of the arm, guests in Zodiacs watched calving at the face of the glacier while enjoying the waterfalls in the fjords.