At Sea and Puerto Los Gatos

Feb 22, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


National Geographic Venture neared Isla Montserrat during the first daylight hours. One of the most wonderful things to see in the Gulf of California is the Sierra de La Giganta graduating in color from red, to pink, and then orange as the sun breaks over the horizon. We could also see the moon hiding in the clouds just before sunrise.

Snorkeling at Los Gatos, a majestic bay located off the Baja Peninsula, was one of the day’s many highlights.

During the morning hours, we encountered a pod of long-beaked common dolphins. About three hundred of them surrounded the ship for a good while, and we had repeated sightings of dolphins riding the waves generated from the ship and leaping in the air.

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Alberto Montaudon

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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