Bow Splash


Waves wash over the bow of the Palmer during a storm.

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Chris is a professional photographer based in Seattle, Washington. He uses photography as a tool to educate and inspire the public about science and conservation issues.

3 Responses to “Bow Splash”

  1. Awesome! Had to put this one on full screen to try and get the full effect!

  2. Skylar from Brookside Middle School February 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Did you guys get wet when the waves splashed on the boat?

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      Hi Skylar, in heavy weather the captain issues the command to ‘secure all weather decks’ which means we can’t go out on them. That’s to keep people from getting swept overboard. When the weather’s not quite so bad it’s still possible to get wet when a wave hits the ship just right. Elizabeth Halliday and Chris Linder got caught by a wave like that on the bow a week or so ago.