Back from Baja California - Just a Teaser

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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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Thanks

Thank you for the photos. I had never seen rays jumping like that. Very impressive. I envy you.
 
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WOW! awesome pictures!! I never knew rays jumped out of the water like that! I love the pic with all the dolphins :)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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WOW, talk about plentiful variety! Yes, sensory overload for sure. Keep posting, and we'll keep looking! Fantastic shots, Bob!
 

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