Boca de Soledad

Mar 01, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Fog can be an enemy or it can present a pathway into a strange world of vague shapes, mysterious light, and limited vision. We were looking for whales and found them as the normal colors of the day slowly emerged from a veil of gray. All morning, an outgoing tide pushed whales into Pacific swells. A breeze in the afternoon didn’t stop our excellent viewing as we explored farther into this wild place and ended the day with a purple-flash sunset.

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Pete Pederson

Naturalist

Pete Pederson has always been attracted to the out-of-doors and is fascinated by the diversity of life and how natural systems function. He studied zoology and completed his Master of Science degree in wildlife management at Humboldt State University in northern California. As a graduate student, through a U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant, he researched the feeding ecology of northern pintails and mallards, a project that combined his interests in ornithology and invertebrate zoology. Although drawn to many aspects of nature, Pete especially enjoys helping others understand more about marine mammals, birds, and geology. He is guided by a passion for these subjects and by the joy he gets from sharing them with people.

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