At Sea, Pacific Ocean

Dec 17, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


On our journey sailing south through Baja California’s west coast, we experienced an improvement in sea conditions. As we scanned the horizon, which was now free of any white caps, any living thing became less challenging to find. At a distance, we spotted three humpback whales. As we approached, one of them breached right in front of National Geographic Venture. While we watched the whales, a large group of long-beaked common dolphins approached the ship. We spent an incredible time in middle of a natural spectacle, surrounded by marine life.

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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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Dexter Sear

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Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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