Sharing moments in time…

Whale watchers….

Whale watchers, Whale watchers!  That is the chant that we were awakened to over the last several days in San Ignacio lagoon in Baja, Mexico.  If you’ve never heard of this place, don’t feel bad – it is about half way down the Baja Pennisula and is in one of the least populated areas of Mexico.  Why should you hear of it and why is it important?  It is the mating, nursing, and child rearing capital of the Grey Whale community where every year, hundreds of Grey Whales turn up to spend their “spring vacation”.  It is also famous for the “friendly” behavior of the whales there, often approaching the whale watching boats on their own and even interacting with the watchers.  It is a desolate area but a magical place – I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a unique experience.  I’ll describe more about the trip over the next couple of days but thought I’d start the series with this iconic sequence of photos….

11 responses

  1. A thing I would love to experience one day 🙂

    March 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

  2. Fantastic shots! and what an experience that must have been

    March 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

  3. Wow! Great shots! We meant to do this in Puerto Madryn (Argentina) but had to change our plans due to lack of time. Look forward to reading the details!

    March 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

  4. Marvelous images!!

    March 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

  5. Love these photos…some of the best I’ve ever seen, including here in Maine where it is a quest for many photographers to get the “best” photo of a whale at sea..
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    March 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    • Thanks Siggi – I guess the whales out here are more cooperative….more to come

      March 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

  6. Be Still My Heart…absolutely gorgeous..It’s my dream to go whale watching someday.

    March 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    • Suazanne,
      If you’re looking to make it a real “event”, I think San Ignacio has got to be one of the best places in the world to do it!

      March 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      • Thank you…I really appreciate the advice!

        March 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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