Cruising & Isla Carmen

Mar 09, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


As the sun was slowly rising to the East, the National Geographic Sea Lion cruised the east side of Isla Carmen in hopes to see wildlife, especially of the cetacean kind. We did not have to wait long, a feeding frenzy of birds beckoned us slightly farther to the East, and turned out to have a vast pod of common dolphins busily herding the bait fish from below! Soon after leaving this amazing scene, we spotted a Blue Whale, which gave us several good looks before continuing on to Puerto Escondito. Finally, we repositioned to Puerto Ballandra, on Isla Carmen, for an activity stop, cocktail hour and sunset on the beach.

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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