Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Mexico's Sea of Cortez is one of the best places in the world to see and photograph whales and dolphins.

In January 1914, a photography expedition with Lindblad Expeditions on board the National Geographic Sea Bird explored remote islands along the Baja Peninsula, including Espiritú Santo and Loreto Bay National Parks. The trip began with a photo workshop at Ranch Las Cruces, an exclusive resort and famous hideaway for Hollywood stars.

The photo staff for the workshop and voyage included National Geographic photographer, Flip Nicklin, and our good friends from B&H Photo, David Brommer and Gabe Biderman, who brought along an amazing assortment of digital cameras and accessories for all of us to try.

Out on the water we encountered groups of dolphins, humpback whales, and swam with California sea lions at Los Islotes. During the voyage a full moon graced the Sonoran Desert scenery along the mountainous spice of the Sierra de la Giganta.

For a complete line-up of expeditions to Baja California with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic visit expeditions.com.

© Ralph Lee Hopkins

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