Flip Nicklin, whale expert, will share his knowledge and stories from a life spent researching and watching whales on an upcoming Safari Endeavour Alaska sailing.
Flip first worked with Whales in Maui in 1979. With his father, Chuck, he was part of an Imax Movie crew filming “Nomads of the Deep.” He returned in 1980 to help Jim Darling determine the sex of singing Humpbacks (male). His first National Geographic Magazine story on Humpbacks was in 1982. He has published 20 National Geographic stories, three about work with Humpbacks and two about Killer Whales.
He has several books to his name including “With the Whales” and “Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises.” His most recent book “Among Giants, A Life with Whales” was published in April 2011. Flip is widely regarded as the premier whale photographer of the world and has the ability to free dive to depths that allow him to swim near enough to record whale behavior without interrupting it. He was recently named the 2012 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Photographer of the Year. Flip lives with his wife Linda in Juneau, Alaska.
Join Flip on the June 24, 2012 Discoverers’ Glacier Country sailing aboard the Safari Endeavour.