One of my favorite parts about working down here on the Sea of Cortes is how the landscape forces you to slow down for a change.
As the summer is nearing the end, one of the grandest spectacles is becoming more and more common - collaborative feeding between our Humpback Whales.
As soon as we approached with our skiff, the sound of the engine let the resident howler monkeys know about our presence and they started howling.
Captain Adam’s radio call came in over channel 69; “There is a bear off the starboard beam…” My ears perked up.
It started with two whales coming close to the ship. This is nothing very out of the ordinary – it happens often. What happened next was the surprise.