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 Newton

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse. Her fascination with marine science began with family vacations to British Columbia, where she explored tidepools, captured sculpins, inspected limpets, and watched resident killer whales hunt, play, and rest in Johnstone Strait.

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