Rincon de la Vieja & Hacienda Guachipelin

Jan 01, 2020 - National Geographic Venture


The first day of a new decade broke clear and calm as we dropped anchor at Puerto Gato, a small elbow of sandstone jutting out from the east coast of the Baja Peninsula. We landed on a long white sand beach and set out on natural history and photography walks. Later in the morning the wind came up and we had to head back to National Geographic Venture but not before many photos were taken and many memories made.

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About the Author

Rab Cummings

Expedition Leader

Born near Seattle, Washington, Rab enjoyed a highly unconventional childhood as the son of a veterinary science professor. He spent his youth paddling canoes through Canada’s hinterlands, deepening his love and understanding of the natural world. 

About the Photographer

Alex Joseph

Video Chronicler

Alex was born and raised in Alabama. First living in a state park on the Tennessee River then growing up on Alabama’s white sand beaches, he has always had an affinity for nature and wildlife. Alex started his professional career while studying film at the University of Alabama. Working as a news cameraman, he covered President Obama’s inauguration and received three Associated Press awards. After graduating, Alex left news to enter the documentary world. Shortly after, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened, and he moved back home to Gulf Shores to document the tragedy for the city. This led him to Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic with whom he has traveled around the world, chronicling the adventures of these once-in-a lifetime trips.

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