Bahía Almejas and Isla Santa Margarita

Feb 09, 2020 - National Geographic Sea Lion


After breakfast passengers and staff boarded pangas to embark on day one of whale watching in Bahía Almejas. A stop at a mangrove forest offered very special close up views of nesting frigate birds, cormorants and several other avian species. Whale watching was truly exhilarating; gray whales in every direction spy-hopping, breaching and diving. After that we landed on Isla Santa Margarita for naturalist walks, kayaking, a beach barbecue, and a full moon hike. Another fantastic day in Baja California Sur.

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James Ramsdell

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From a young age James has had a passion for science and exploration. Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts with regular trips to New Hampshire's wilderness led to a love for the oceans and mountains. He earned a degree in Geological Sciences at age 21. Seeking adventure, he moved to the island of Maui. There he worked as a deckhand and naturalist for whale watching and snorkel charters. James honed his skill in photography before moving to Juneau, Alaska where he worked as a photography guide and naturalist. He has continued to work seasonally, Hawaii in the winter and Juneau in the summer for the past two years.

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Born in Hollywood with a camera in his hand, Ross is a Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and photographer who is inspired by a good cause and strives to raise awareness wherever he can through his pictures and films.

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