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David K 03-13-2013 03:01 PM

Gray Whales get love from people in Baja!
 
My Canadian-Mexican friend Shari Bondy offers tours to see the California Gray Whales, up close, while they are in Scammon's Lagoon (locally called Laguna Ojo de Liebre). This is about 400 miles south of San Diego and just south of Guerrero Negro in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Here is a video and photos of a recent 2013 season whale experience. The gray whales come to the lagoons of Baja California to breed and raise their newborn calves. What is amazing to see, is how the mother whale actually pushes her calf close to the people to make physical contact!

The three primary destinations of the gray whale (migrating annually from Alaska) are Scammon's (Ojo de Liebre) Lagoon, San Ignacio Lagoon, and Magdalena Bay.

Enjoy this 5 minute You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSWVRG4L-h4

We have stayed at Shari's Bed & Breakfast at Bahia Asuncion twice now, but always in July, so no whale petting for us. Photos in my 15 Days in Baja trip report of 2012.

GotLift37 03-13-2013 03:06 PM

its like the whales know they are an attraction or something. good footage!

Redeemed 03-13-2013 03:14 PM

Stunning! They seem pretty playful, and that's a small boat to be so close to something so large.

David K 03-13-2013 03:16 PM

There are hundreds of videos from Baja travelers, I just saw this one from Shari, and liked the music she attached and it just happened last week, so it is fresh. Sadly, with nearly 50 years of Baja travels, I have not yet done the gray whale close up trips... Only watched them from whale watching cruises here in Oceanside, as they migrate to or from Baja.


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