Magdalena Bay & Hull Canal

Feb 20, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Today was our final day with the gray whales in Magdalena Bay. Despite a stiff morning breeze, we set out in expedition landing craft to search out more of these amazing marine mammals. With the help of our local guides, we found several mother/calf pairs swimming against the strong tidal current.

When it was time to say goodbye to the whales we brought up the anchor and began our journey south through the Hull Canal toward San Jose del Cabo and, eventually, the Sea of Cortez. We saw birds, watched humpback whales blow in the distance, and watched the sunset in hopes of seeing the elusive green flash with the help of naturalist Lee Moll.

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About the Author

David Spiegel

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

David grew up in the Seattle area, where he fell in love with nature through outdoor sports in the Pacific Northwest. He first picked up a camera during a 14-day Grand Canyon river trip at the age of 18. Little did he know that his hobby would morph into a lifelong passion and career. He moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. After receiving his degree, he applied his passion for media to documenting watershed conservation issues in the Colorado River Basin states through the lens of a 900-mile-long river expedition in 2012.

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