When the ocean becomes a petting zoo...
These amazing creatures are the longest migrating mammals on earth, traveling a yearly distance of around 12,000 miles.
Vermilion is a brilliant red or scarlet pigment. The Sea of Cortés was once called The Vermilion Sea for its impressive algal blooms that turn the sea red.
We were traveling on the skiff for only five minutes admiring egret and heron along the sand dunes when we saw our first blow. The driver slowed and the whale came up again with a powerful exhale.