Back from Baja California - Just a Teaser

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bobhoge, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Hi All,

    Nan & I just got back from 13 days in Baja California aboard Lindblad Expeditions "Sea Lion". We pressed the shutter button almost 8000 times, so this is just a teaser post, lots more will follow.

    To sum it up in one word..
    Wow

    This trip was sensory overload.:eek: :cool:

    We had close encounters with Grey Whales:
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    Very close (52mm):
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    Nan touching!!!! :eek: :
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    Bob, in the middle with two others, touching :eek: :eek: :
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    This Humpback Whale breeched 56 times in a row just in front of the ship just in case you did not get a good shot the first time:wink: :
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    We saw at least 10 Blue Whales, the largest animal to ever live:
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    We saw over 120 Sperm Whales in two very large groups:
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    Common and Bottlenosed Dolphin followed the ship, sometimes in groups of several hundred (or maybe 1000+)
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    The Mobula Rays were also jumping out of the water:
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    You must put this trip on your wish list!!

    Many more posts to come as we go through the photos,
    Bob & Nan
     
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  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Stop messing around and get to processing....your extended family is waiting impatiently!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome home and we can't wait to read and view more about your fantastic trip.
     
  3. fyrbolt

    fyrbolt

    102
    Feb 2, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Wow.... I lived in Ensenada, B.C. as a youth. My dad was a commercial fisherman and I remember whales and dolphins. We would travel up and down the peninsula on both sides. It was quite an experience... I was never as close as this, though.

    Great pictures. It brought back fond memories.
     
  4. general

    general

    Apr 30, 2005
    Nebraska
    Thanks

    Thank you for the photos. I had never seen rays jumping like that. Very impressive. I envy you.
     
  5. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    WOW! awesome pictures!! I never knew rays jumped out of the water like that! I love the pic with all the dolphins :)
     
  6. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Those are all great, but when I saw the Mola Rays, my jaw dropped. Awesome.
     
  7. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Wow!, simply Incredible!

    That shot of the Rays is Great!
    It really must have been something else, being so close like that.

    I just turned up here a few days ago, followed a link to some shots of ducks
    by "flew", and like what I've found.

    I'm already looking forward to see more of your trip.

    Regards, RRRRRRR
     
  8. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    What a great trip this must have been. How 'bout a few details on Lindblad Expeditions. This is going on my "to do" list for sure.

    haze
     
  9. outstanding and I will look forward to more from this trip
     
  10. rbsmith

    rbsmith

    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    These are great. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
     
  11. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Holey Smokes
    OOOO wowowowow
    Are there words for this:>))
    That is fantastic
     
  12. vettenut

    vettenut

    Feb 27, 2006
    Tolland CT
    I would think you had a smile going from ear to ear for quite a while, looks like an awesome trip. Luv the dolphins and the rays. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see more. - Jeff
     
  13. WOW, talk about plentiful variety! Yes, sensory overload for sure. Keep posting, and we'll keep looking! Fantastic shots, Bob!
     
  14. Ed209

    Ed209 Guest

    Very cool pics, looks like you had a great time for sure.
     
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  16. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    how cool r these? ...just awesome
     
  17. Wow Bob, now that's whale watching up real close. Looks like you and Nan had a fantastic time. Great pics.
    Pete
     
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