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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Blue-Footed Boobies

One of the interesting birds found on Los Islotes (in the Sea of Cortez of Baja, Mexico) was the Blue-footed Boobie (Sula nebouxii). These birds are typically found in tropical Pacific areas, but is a rare summer visitor to California’s Salton Sea. A really neat bird to see, especially with the bold blue feet!   […]

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Aqua Marine

While on the Sea of Cortez, we stopped at Los Espiritos, an island, to do some hiking. As soon as we landed on the beach, I noticed a large Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) soaring overhead. As he soared out over the water, the white feathers on his wings took an appearance of being aqua color, […]

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All Dressed Up & Ready to Breed

Today’s post features a beautifully dressed up adult Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) that was posing on a rock at the Los Islotes bird rookery, in Baja, Mexico. The bright colors of the breeding plumage sure is a sight to behold!   After a few minutes, he took flight and flew past our ponga:    

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Fun Friday: Backwards Pelican

Today’s post is about a rather strange looking Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) on the Baja Peninsula. As we were boarding our boat “Adventure” for a 6-day cruise in the Sea of Cortez, this young brown pelican was resting on the dock. He’s actually sitting with his feet facing away from me … and his head […]

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Fun Friday: Siesta Time!

While at the La Paz harbor, waiting for our skiffs to arrive, I ran upon this tired fisherman who was taking a siesta break at his boat … or was it one too many cervezas?

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Target: Baja’s Whale Sharks

As I mentioned in one of the first Baja posts, one of my main “targeted species” of the Baja trip was the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) that often inhabit the Sea of Cortez, just outside the city of La Paz. Shortly after encountering the many Bottle-nose Dolphins while we were in the skiffs, we did […]

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A Beautiful Baja Sunset … With an Added Bonus

During my visits to Baja, at least a few beautiful sunrises and sunsets always seem to be guaranteed. And during my recent trip there, I was able to capture one awesome sunset, with a bonus … a photogenic and unmistakeable Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) wanted in on the fun, also. We were on the Sea […]

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Fun Friday: Another Lovable Sign

For this Friday’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m sharing a very unique sign that I photographed on a fence of a La Paz residence, near the La Paz harbor:   As we walked around the harbor area of La Paz, I noticed that quite a few residences had this sign in place. Why? I’m guessing that […]

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