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Whale tails and more

 Misty breach - © Christopher Martin-0103(click on an image to open a higher resolution version)

When we were in Cabo San Lucas the first week of December, Bobbi and I both went out on whale watching trips.  Whales found Bobbi less than a mile out of the Cabo San Lucas Marina while I had a longer travel along the Pacific coastline before sighting one active Humpback.  We both had long encounters with these magnificent animals.  Our children had enjoyed the dolphin swim the day before but were not excited about the whale watching.  So one parent went out while the other patrolled the kids at the pool and beach.

Fin spray - © Christopher Martin-0169While we went on separate excursions, we went with the same operator and were both similarly impressed.  Whale Watch Cabo runs their tours on Panga boats, low to the water and great sight lines for everyone on board.  Every tour they run is led by a marine biologist and a local captain. It was nice to hear more information about whales and other local ocean wildlife during the trip.

Coast diver - 2013 © Christopher Martin

We enjoyed a close look of the Sea Lion colony and the groups of birds around Land’s End.  Then headed out onto the open ocean up the coastline of western Baja.  On my tour, we found an energetic whale and it was incredible to watch three separate breaches and numerous airborne tails.  Bobbi and I both had great times and thank Janneke and Peter, the owners of Whale Watch Cabo, for making our trips very memorable.

Humpback's maw - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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13 responses

  1. These just amaze me! Thanks so much for sharing!

    January 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    • I’m very happy you enjoyed them. Thanks for commenting.

      January 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

      • You are a formidable talent. I hope you USE it?

        January 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      • Thanks for your email. I’m unsure of the tone of this last comment that you made.

        I will say that I work hard to improve, I share my knowledge freely when asked or within my posts and I allow free use of my images for educational purposes and charities (usually solicited inquiries but I also contact a small number of groups running auctions or educating children to offer up prints for their use).

        As I perceive the question, yes I use whatever talent I have (and continue to build on).

        There are brass rings along the way that I hope to reach but that is not what I use my photography for, achieving those is a by product of creating images that share the passion and excitement that I have when I am photographing.

        Cheers,

        Chris

        January 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

      • Hi Chris. I have been traveling! What I meant more succinctly was that I hope you sell your work? I see such shit at the hotels ( very nice hotels ) That I stay in for work and you are so talented. Ching $ ching $ ching. Get an agent.

        Hats off to you,

        January 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      • Thanks for that clarification. I am working at building up the business side. I do steady licensing and print sales as well as some magazine and spec work. An agent would help open doors and increase sales volume (ideally) but I still need to put in the time to find the right person. On that front, I have not done anything yet.

        I think my biggest problem is that I love being out photographing too much. What time I could allocate to building this business, I usually put towards time in the field.

        I do really appreciate the vote of confidence. It is nice to get and means a lot.

        Cheers,

        Chris

        January 25, 2014 at 3:21 am

      • You deserve it sincerely! Kathryn

        January 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm

  2. bajabybus

    Some inspiring images here 🙂

    January 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm

  3. i would like watching the baby whales on the Gorgona´s island next to Colombia, at the pacific ocean,, they travel from artic to my dear country to have babies…. that`s beautifull

    December 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  4. What an awesome experience. Fantastic photos.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

  5. fantastic!

    December 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

  6. Awesome..the second pic is superb..love the way you’ve captured the water.

    December 19, 2013 at 5:00 am

  7. Magnificent!

    December 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

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