Magdalena Bay

Jan 21, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


Such an inspiring start to this expedition, getting to take in the scenes of desert and sea combined. The morning began with a hike across the isthmus of Isla Magdalena, where we found all kinds of marine life, skeletons, hardy plants, and enjoyed the sandy beauty of barchan dunes. After lunch, we left via La Entrada and were met with the company of humpback whales lobbing their flukes and breaching in the Pacific. Out here the sun is warm on the skin, and the wind whips through your hair—no better way to experience Baja California.

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Emily Pickering

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised by two veterinarians in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse dreaming about the sea. Her fascination was solidified by visits to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and summers spent gazing into tide pools and listening for killer whales off the coast of British Colombia.  

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