Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur

Mar 11, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


What a fantastic day we had here in Laguna San Ignacio! We woke at anchor just outside the entrance to the calving lagoon. The area had what seemed like a countless amount of grey whales. The lagoon is one of only three the whales come to birth and mate in. Many boats were able to see mothers and calves interacting with each other. Some were fortunate enough to get to interact with the grey whales themselves when they would meander up to the panga boats to check us out. These whales, which were once nearly hunted to extinction, are now coming up to humans in the lagoons and having positive interactions with them. It is truly an amazing site to see and moment to share with this special species.

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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