Los Islotes & Ensenada Grande

Mar 12, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


The second day of our journey through Baja California started as we sailed south towards Los Islotes. This is a very special place, where California sea lions find a suitable environment to haul-out, and to form a breeding colony during the summer months. We spent the morning taking close looks at these wonderful marine mammals, and the multitude of seabirds that roost and nest on the volcanic rocks. We also had an afternoon full of activities in a place called Ensenada Grande. Here, we enjoyed a wonderful hike, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking.

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Alberto Montaudon

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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