Las Almejas

Jan 31, 2020 - National Geographic Venture

What a fantastic day at Las Almejas this morning, gorgeous sunny skies, flat calm waters and gray whales in every direction! Having sailed all through the night, we woke to waiting pangas to take us into the breeding lagoon. Gray whales travel all the way down from the high arctic of Russia and Alaska to the warm and protected waters of Baja California Sur and we were fortunate enough to see many of them today. The afternoon was spent nearby at Isla Santa Margarita enjoying hikes up the mountain and along the beach, while others kayaked and tested their balance skills on stand-up paddleboards. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better last day in Baja as we enjoyed our wonderful photo slide show, great company and a stunning sunset.

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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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