San Jose del Cabo and Friars Rock

Mar 13, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


After many days out in the wilderness of Baja California Sur, we landed at a port this morning. San Jose del Cabo is a fantastic town rich in history and buzzing with industry. We were escorted to an estuary to photograph and watch the birds traveling down the Pacific Flyway thru Baja. We also watched a cultural demonstration and glass blowing. When we left port and made our way outside, we were treated to an incredible display of Humpback Whales engaged in a “Heat Run”. Our final treat of the day was a view of Land’s End in Baja, Friar’s Rocks and a green flash sunset.

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James Hyde

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James is a home-grown, free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsmen. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he grew up in and surrounded by the Salish Sea. James has saltwater in his veins, but would be quick to point out we all do, echoing Carl Safina " We are, in a sense, soft vessels of seawater." Born with the travel bug, James was fortunate enough to spend time on four continents before graduating college. During his studies at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment, James went to Australia and visited the Great Barrier Reef. He was never the same. A lifetime of playing in the productive, but opaque green water of the Northwest had offered him little firsthand experience of the creatures below its depths, but with a clear view of the colorful dramas playing out across the bottom of the tropical Pacific, he was hooked. Scuba diving and underwater ecology were solidified as his passion and after college, it took him to a dive shop in Seattle fixing gear, tidepooling with local middle school students, and generally making a spectacle of himself in the surf.

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