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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baja 2012

Only a few photos, there are alot on Picasa, from the older Olympus 1030Sw and the new Nikon D700. There's also a separate folder of everything I took while whale watching. They are pretty much in chronological order in this post.

Trip was me and Sara, my brother, and 2 botanist friends. We went to see the Bishop pines near Erendira, ate as many fish tacos as possible, hung out near Catavina, looked at the lichen growing on the boojums towards the Pacific coast, then finished up at Laguna Ojo de Liebre, the lagoon just south of Guerrero Negro where the grey whales come to give birth.

The whale watching setup at the lagoon is amazing. 5$/car to get in. The visitor's center is small but nice. The restaurant wasn't bad at all. Prices were a little inflated but considering you can watch whales spouting from your table... There are palapas at each campsite, the palapas with electric lighting are 5$/night, all others are free! At night when the wind stops you can hear the whales spouting, the whooosh sound to me sounded like gorillas calling to eachother in the jungle. Amazing. Whale watching was 40$/person in the panga boats. I touched a whale.
baby Bishop pine
lichen on boojum
love the colors from the D700!


boojum hillside
backlit ocotillo east of El Arco
vulture near our camp east of El Arco
hazy focus, but gotta show the camping quesadilla set up....
lettuce was a nice addition
sunset, Laguna Ojo de Liebre
sittin' on the dock of the bay
ballena gris

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