San Jose Cabo and Gorda Banks

Feb 28, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Last night we departed from our exciting gray whale adventure in Magdalena Bay and headed due south to catch sunrise on the famous Los Arcos or Land’s End at the terminus of the Baja Peninsula near Cabo San Lucas. The weather took a turn for the good and cast beautiful light on the famous arch as we made our way to the new port of San Jose del Cabo where we spent our morning perusing this old mission town and observing some of the many bird species in the local estuary.

Back onboard the National Geographic Sea Lion, we headed east around the cape and were treated to a great show of breaching humpback whales. The wind and waves picked up a bit as we headed north up the Gulf of California heading towards our next adventure.

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Rich Reid

National Geographic Photographer

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Rich Reid has specialized in environmental and adventure photography for over two decades. On assignment with National Geographic Adventure magazine, he cycled Alaska’s Inside Passage by ferry and explored California’s Gaviota Coast by bike and kayak. North American Nature Photography Association elected Rich as a Fellow for his significant contributions to the nature photography industry, and he was a finalist for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his time-lapse video documenting forest fire ecology.

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