San Ignacio Lagoon, Vizcáino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California

Mar 22, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


You know you have it made when there’s no place else you’d rather be. And today, the place to be was San Ignacio Lagoon, one of the three major California gray whale hot spots along the Pacific Coast of Baja California. During winter, the gray whales migrate here from their feeding grounds in the Arctic to give birth and raise their young in the protected, shallow waters in the lagoons.

And this is why we come…

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Ralph Lee Hopkins

National Geographic Photographer

Santa Fe-based photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins is founder and director of the Expedition Photography program for the Lindblad-National Geographic alliance. For more than 20 years he has lead expeditions from the Arctic to Antarctica and points in between.

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Dexter Sear

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Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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