Each year the gray whales migrate from their feeding grounds in the north to their nursery lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja California where they rear their young—a time when most species exhibit a high degree of protectiveness. In the 30+ years we’ve been leading Baja California expeditions, we’ve found the opposite: mother whales show a great deal of curiosity around us, and a willingness to let their playful calves approach us. While these encounters don’t happen all the time, they do happen a lot in Magdalena Bay during the right time of year.
Sven Lindblad, founder of Lindblad Expeditions, shared the video with this note:
There are many things I love in life—being a father, exuberant nature, and moments of pure joy.
My 13-year old son, Eric, filmed this encounter in March with his Christmas present—a GoPro.
I believe lots of people would enjoy this. Feel free to share.