Gulf of California and Puerto Gato

Jan 13, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

Dolphins! Get up, get on deck, and join the dolphins at sunrise. Pilot whales! Not up yet? Then come for the pilot whales and dolphins. Okay, now it’s time for breakfast. Are you finished yet? Because there are sperm whales! Swallow that oatmeal and come on out, but wait, what are those splashes to the west? Bottlenose dolphins! The cetaceans did not seem to want to stop this morning, we were so lucky and grateful for such an awesome showing of wildlife.

For the afternoon we made a peninsula landing at Puerto Gato and snorkeled, paddled kayaks, balanced on SUPs, hiked the desert and photographed the amazingly voluptuous red rocks. Definitely a full day and an amazing start to our voyage here in the Gulf of California.

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About the Author

Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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