Our almost annual trip to Baja is a highlight of our year. Here is a compilation of some of the highlights from 2017
Sea of Cortez
Watching Humpback Whales at sunset in the Sea of Cortez whilst sipping a chilled wine has to be one of the most magical moments. The blows of the whales were picked out by the setting sun.
On our 2017 trip to Baja and the Sea of Cortez, we were amazed to come across huge rafts of Eared Grebes. They would dive in synchrony and then re-emerge together. A most unusual sighting.
One never tires of watching these playful creatures.
This footage was taken with a GoPro from a small boat. But in the past, I have snorkeled with these fish - the largest on the planet. Quite an experience!
On the many trips we have taken to Baja and the Sea of Cortez, it is always impressive to see Blue Whales, the giants of the ocean. On this trip we saw several of these massive whales, including a close encounter with a mother and young calf.
These majestic animals are masters of the ocean. Ungainly on land, they are expert swimmers and love to engage with snorkelers.
On every trip we have made to Baja and the Sea of Cortez, we have seen these amazing rays massing in shoals with hundreds of individuals. As they leap from the ocean and land with a loud smack, one cannot help but smile. There is much speculation as to why they do...
Bioluminescence. Very early in the morning in the Sea of Cortez, we were lucky to witness this remarkable event.
Lunge-feeding Humpback Whales. To be able to watch these whales feeding so close to our boat was one of the many highlights of our trip to Baja in 2016.