Mar 06, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird
This day of whale watching and hikes on the dunes of Magdalena Island started sunny and almost windless. The whales were omnipresent, friendly and interactive. The decided to stay around our boats and touch our hands with their large snouts and mouths. They played with us. They were curious about us. On the dunes, a coyote showed up; on the beaches of the lagoon and Pacific sides, creatures like parchment worms, sea stars, clams, swimming and fiddler crabs, as well as bones and plants, were the center of our attention and interpretation. In the afternoon, while transiting the canal to the south, birds, landscape and mangrove communities delighted our eyes and senses. Once in the Pacific Ocean, the blows of more gray whales said goodbye. Later, three humpback whales and several sea lions joined the ship in her sailing southwards. The powerful exhalation of the behemoths filled the air, captured our imagination. The sunset gave us combined flashes of green, red and violet!
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