San Ignacio Lagoon

Mar 20, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Another beautiful, calm day welcomed the travelers aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird to San Ignacio Lagoon. Our morning on the water was filled with a variety of experiences. There were quiet moments observing the birdlife overhead, including royal terns and white ibis. Then we were back to splashing and chipper exhalations during our encounters with the friendly gray whales. The day was full and rich, ending on a colorful note with our first blue whale sighting and a green flash at sunset as we headed south toward the tropics.

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Rikki Swenson

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Since 1995, Rikki Swenson has traveled widely with Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic, and was a founding member of the Photo Expedition program. A graphic designer for 20 years, Rikki owned a small agency, handling projects for large corporate clients. In 1995 she began a book project for Lindblad Expeditions that changed the course of her career. Working as photo editor and designer, she collaborated with Jack Swenson, Sven-Olof Lindblad, and Ralph Hopkins, to produce Baja—A Special Expedition to Baja and the Sea of Cortez. After that, her focus and passion moved to the expedition travel industry.

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