Touchy, Feely … On a Grand Scale!

Over the past few days, I’ve highlighted the friendly gray whales of Laguna San Ignacio (Baja, Mexico) … spyhopping in the first post, and breaching in the last post. Today’s post highlights the real reason a lot of people travel to Laguna San Ignacio … to touch the friendly gray whales! For many years, the […]

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Fun Friday: Meet the Newbie

Staying with the Baja theme, today’s Fun Friday post features a newborn Gray Whale calf. While in Laguna San Ignacio, we saw quite a few newborn calves. This calf swam by our ponga, just a short distance away from us, keeping an eye on us (you can see it just above the water’s surface) … […]

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Laguna Breachers

Yesterday, I featured some Gray Whales spyhopping in Laguna San Ignacio, located on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula. Today, I’m featuring some of these friendly whales breaching out of the water. Breaching is leaping out of the water, where typically at least 40% of the animal’s body clears the water. Qualitatively, a breach […]

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Laguna San Ignacio

After our wonderful hike/mule ride to the ancient cave drawings in Baja’s San Francisco Mountains, our next adventure was a long-awaited one to Laguna San Ignacio. Laguna San Ignacio is an adventurous drive (this drive is mostly on unpaved, dirt roads!) from the village of San Ignacio to the lagoon, located along the Pacific side […]

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The Friendly Gray Whales of Laguna San Ignacio

(This post originally published following a trip to Baja and the Sea of Cortez in 2009) One of the highlights of our 2009 Baja trip was seeing and touching … yes, touching, the friendly gray whales of Laguna San Ignacio. This next image is a Gray Whale cow that swam up to our skiff, rolled […]

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Beautiful Baja, Part 1 (Repost)

(Originally posted May 2010) Not too long ago, one of my Twitter compadres asked me about my “best experiences with the ocean, or marine animals”.  Without hesitation, I answered “my February 2009 Baja trip”.  I was then asked to share some images from our Baja adventure. Although that trip is a bit over a year […]

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