Isla San Francisco

Mar 14, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

Following last night’s passage through the Sea of Cortez, National Geographic Venture arrived at Isla San Francisco just before breakfast. We had the good fortune not long thereafter with blue whale that surprised us just as we were making our turn toward the anchorage for the day! The mighty creature gave us a few good looks and turns, but soon disappeared. It was thus time for the ship to anchor and begin day’s activities of kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and snorkeling. As far as ventures in Baja California are concerned, this day was full and equally satisfying.

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Svalbard, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland, along with other destinations. His 33 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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