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Whale watch! Beautiful weather in South East Alaska aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion 🤙🏼
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#alaska #natgeo #nationalgeographicsealion #whale #whalewatch #southeastalaska #sealaska #sitka #pacific #pacificnorthwest #wild #wildlife #ocean #photography


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#Repost from @ralphleehopkins // "Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Whale Shark swimming slowly beneath the waves in #BajaCalifornia. The #WhaleShark is the world’s largest fish, reaching over 40 feet in length and weighing 10 tons. They are not dangerous, being filter-feeders and feeding largely on plankton. It was recently discovered that they make one of the world’s longest migrations, over 12,000 miles. Whale sharks are long-lived and on the #endangeredspecies list because of fishery management practices and boat impacts. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 14mm, f8 @ 1/320 sec, ISO 200, #AquaTech Dome Port]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #LindbladExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon"


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Warriors


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Multiple Sunsets, on National Geographic Sea Lion in the Sea of Cortez ⠀





Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me⠀
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings
#baja #seaofcortez #sunset #Iphonephotos


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#REGRAM with thanks to @save.our.plankton ~ Lion's mane jellyfish-Cyanea capillata-is the largest known species of jellyfish and is found in the cold waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans and even in the Arctic. The largest lion's mane individual was found to have a bell (top part) diameter of 7.6 ft/2.3m and a tentacle length of 120ft/37m long (longer than a blue whale!). Though these long tentacles might inflict some localized redness and temporary pain in humans, their stings aren't known to be lethal. Even though we can see the jellyfish swimming in the video, it is not a strong enough swimmer to go against the current/determine its own regional distribution; jellyfish are defined as plankton. 📸Video taken in Southeast Alaska with a Canon G16 and a SOLA video light while working on the#nationalgeographicsealion 💥I still remember my first encounter with this species many years ago. I was doing some training dives for my advanced #padi course in WA. The 2 jellyfish i saw must've had 30ft (at least) tentacles; the beginning of my love for diving in the#pacificnorthwest.
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#saveourplankton #saveouroceans#protectouroceans #marinebiology #conservation#Cyaneacapillata #lionsmane #jellyfish #scubadive#underwaterlife #oceanlife #travel #adventure#wanderlust #lindbladexpeditions##underwatervideography #keepitwild#photographyeducation #funfact #sealife #science#diving#freediving#ApneaFreediving


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // #FullMoon and the strange and wonderful Boojum Tree. Looking like an upside down carrot, the #BoojumTree is endemic to the #SonoranDesert with a limited range in northern Baja California, Angel de la Guarda Island, and the coast of Sonora. It's name is taken from Lewis Carol’s poem, The Hunting of the Snark. The #StarBurst is an optical effect (diffraction) created by the small aperture. #LightPainting with color-corrected LEDs. PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DIV, 16-35mm, f22 @20 sec, ISO 640

#Baja #BajaPeninsula #Fouquieriacolumnaris #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Whale Shark swimming slowly beneath the waves in #BajaCalifornia. The #WhaleShark is the world’s largest fish, reaching over 40 feet in length and weighing 10 tons. They are not dangerous, being filter-feeders and feeding largely on plankton. It was recently discovered that they make one of the world’s longest migrations, over 12,000 miles. Whale sharks are long-lived and on the #endangeredspecies list because of fishery management practices and boat impacts. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 14mm, f8 @ 1/320 sec, ISO 200, #AquaTech Dome Port]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #LindbladExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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Blue Whale, Sea of Cortez⠀



Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀


#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #whale #bluewhale #cetaceans #baja #seaofcortez
#nanpapix #nanpa #wildlifephotography #wildlife


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Heermann's Gull Mugging an Elegant Tern in an act of "kleptoparasitism"⠀
Isla Rasa (bird Island), Baja, Mexico⠀

⠀ Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #baja #islarasa #birdisland #kleptoparasitism #seabird #nanpapix #nanpa #wildlifephotography #wildlife


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Grey Whale Eye, San Ignacio Lagoon ⠀
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings
#nanpa #nanpapix #wildlife #Nikon #nature #whale #cetacean #greywhale #eye #sanignaciolagoon #baja Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


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One of the better looking vultures I have seen⠀
Turkey Vulture, Isla san Marcos, Baja⠀






#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings
#nanpa #nanpapix #wildlife #Nikon #nature #vulture #turkeyvulture #baja #nanpa #nanpapix #wildlifephotography #wildlife #islasanmarcos #wings #scavenger Photos by Bill Klipp
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"Love is in the Air'⠀

Elegant Terns, Isla Rasa, Baja⠀





#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings
#nanpa #nanpapix #wildlife #Nikon #nature #baja #IslaRasa #BirdIsland #terns #eleganttern #mating #matingseason #wildlifephotography #wildlife #seabird Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


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Sally Light-Foot Crabs, Isla ILdefonso, Baja Photos by Bill Klipp Posted directly from Lightroom with LRInstagram plugin. Very cool no cell phone needed #sallylightfootcrab #baja #lindbladexpeditions #nanpapix #nanpa #wildlifephotography #wildlife
#nationalgeographicsealion #bajacalifornia #crab #lrinstagram Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


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National Geographic Sea Lion anchored off Isla Rasa, Baja for a sunrise zodiac excursion. ⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #islarasa #birdisland #elegantterns Heermannsgulls #nanpapix Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


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"Sun Catcher"⠀
Sunrise at Punta Colorada, Baja⠀




#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #sunrise #sunset #baja #puntacolorada #nanpapix Photos by Bill Klipp
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As the sun rose over the horizon the Seas became inflamed as if on fire. Punta Colorada Baja⠀ ⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #sunset #sunrise #fire #baja #puntacolorada #orange #shilouette #nanpapix .Photos by Bill Klipp
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Elegant Terns One way to win over a mate is to deliver a fresh anchovy ⠀

Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #terns #birdisland #Islarasa #elegantterns #tern #eleganttern #birdsanctuary #birdreserve #birdcolony #mating #anchovy#nanpa #nanpapix #wildlife #wildlifephotography


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Elegant Terns One way to win over a mate is to deliver a fresh anchovy ⠀

Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me⠀

©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #terns #birdisland #Islarasa #elegantterns #tern #eleganttern #birdsanctuary #birdreserve #birdcolony #mating #anchovy#nanpa #nanpapix #wildlife #wildlifephotography


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A zodiac cruise circumnavigating the California Sea Lion colony on the rocky outcropping known as Los Islotes takes one to a Sea Lion Playground⠀

Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #sealions #pinnipeds #californiasealion #sealion #losislotes


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Los Islotes, it’s always special to snorkel among the California Sea Lions at Los Islotes, Baja⠀

Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #sealions #pinnipeds #californiasealion #sealion #losislotes #snorkeling #swimming#nanpa #nanpapix


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A must stop in Santa Rosalia Baja Mex. is Panadería El Boleo, a landmark bakery since 1901. Always a line no matter what time of day, this a weirdly Wild West ramshackle building serves up the best Mexican pastries and French baguettes. Wander into the back to see the bakers in action. ⠀


Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me⠀

©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #santarosalia #bakery #PanaderiaEl Boleo #mexicanpastries #churros
#pastry #pastries #baking #brickoven


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A must stop in Santa Rosalia Baja Mex. is Panadería El Boleo, a landmark bakery since 1901. Always a line no matter what time of day, this a weirdly Wild West ramshackle building serves up the best Mexican pastries and French baguettes. Wander into the back to see the bakers in action. ⠀



Photos by Bill Klipp⠀
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me⠀

©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018⠀

#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #santarosalia #bakery #PanaderiaEl Boleo #mexicanpastries #churros
#pastry #pastries #bakerylife


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Blue-Eyed Shag taking off in Paradise Harbor, Antarctica⠀


#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #cormorant #shag #blueeyedshag #wildlifephotography #wildlife #antarcticashag #antarcticshag #nanpa #nanpapix Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


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Some Neotropic and Double Crested Cormorants. Can you tell the difference? Isla ILdefonso, Baja⠀



#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel #nationalgeographic #lindblad #exhibitiontravel #DiscoveryBayWanderings #cormorants #doublecrestedcormorant #neotropiccormorant #seabird #islaildefonso #cormorant #nanpa #nanpapix Photos by Bill Klipp
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As we sailed thru the Sea of Cortez we spotted a large disturbance in the seas ahead. Turned out to be a large pod of actively feeding Common Dolphins.⠀

#commondolphins #dolphins #wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #wildlife #wildlifephotography #seaofcortez #cetaceans #dolphin #nanpa #nanpapix Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018


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“Taking Flight” – Elegant Terns take flight off the bird sanctuary on Isla Rasa, Baja (panning motion blur at 1/25th sec)
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #terns #elegantTerns #islarasa #motionblur #seaofcortez #gulfofcalifornia #birdwatching #birdisland #birdsofinstagram #nanpa #nanpapix #wildlife #wildlifephotography


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Yellow-Footed Gull with Flounder, Isla San Marcos, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #cetaceans #yellowfootedgull #nanpa #nanpapix


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Osprey with a Scorpionfish, Isla San Marcos, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #cetaceans #osprey #scorpionfish #raptor #raptors #nanpa #nanpapix


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A very friendly and cooperative Humpback encounter that lasted over 2 hours in the Sea of Cortez, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #sealions, #californiasealion #humpbackwhale #cetaceans #whale #whalewatching #nanpa #nanpapix


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Whale Shark Encounter, Bahia Concepcion, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #whaleshark #whalesharks #shark #sharks #nanpa


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Shadow Makers sunset BBQ at Puerto Los Gatos, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #sealions, #californiasealion
#capturedbylight #L16 #L16lightcamera #lightl16


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Photo by @ralphleehopkins. Like a playful puppy, a California sea lion checks out my dome port at Los Islotes in the Sea of Cortez. Photo expedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. #natgeoexpeditions


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Sunrise at “Lands End” Cabo san Lucas
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #iphone #smartphone #cabo #cameraphone #cabosanlucas


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Sunrise in the Sea of Cortez, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #iphone #smartphone #smartphonephotography #iphonephotooftheday #iphonepics


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // There’s #magic in the Ocean. #Mobula rays swarm in the #SeaOfCortez. #Starbursts are achieved with a small aperture and high-quality lenses. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 16-35mm, f22 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 1250]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #LindbladExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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An awesome way to spend our last Zodiac cruise of the trip with a pod of Common Dolphins near Puerto Los Gatos, Baja. Thanks to our Friend and zodiac driver Ralph Lee Hopkins
Photos by Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #dolphins #dolphin #nanpapix


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An awesome way to spend our last Zodiac cruise of the trip with a pod of Common Dolphins near Puerto Los Gatos, Baja. Thanks to our Friend and zodiac driver Ralph Lee Hopkins
Photos by Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #dolphins #dolphin #nanpa #nanpapix


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Kleptoparasitism
It was a beautiful windless, dead calm sunrise as we wedged our zodiac into the rocky shoreline of Isla Rasa, “Bird Island” a small flat island in the Gulf of California that is home to 95% of the world’s nesting Heermann’s Gulls and Elegant Terns. During Springtime over 500,000 birds gather here to mate and nest. As we sat quietly bobbing about and taking photos of the Terns and Gulls in their mating rituals, we noticed an unusual feeding behavior. Kleptoparasitism is form of feeding when one animal rather than hunt on their own, steals food from another animal often encounter. We have seen this many times as Frigate birds would chase in flight and harass Gulls and other birds to steal their catch. In this case 2 individual Heermann’s Gulls would sit among a group of Elegant Terns waiting for one to return from the sea with a fresh caught fish. As the Tern landed the two Gulls would violently attack the much smaller Tern biting it’s neck, then pushing and holding the Tern underwater causing the Tern to not only drop it’s catch but to regurgitate more fish. It was both an exciting and very violent behavior that we did not see anywhere else on the island except for these two particular Gulls. The more time we spend in the wild we continue to be amazed by Nature’s Way.
Photos by Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #IslaRasa #ElegantTern #birdisland #heermannsgull #kleptoparasitism #kleptoparasite #nanpapix


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Kleptoparasitism
It was a beautiful windless, dead calm sunrise as we wedged our zodiac into the rocky shoreline of Isla Rasa, “Bird Island” a small flat island in the Gulf of California that is home to 95% of the world’s nesting Heermann’s Gulls and Elegant Terns. During Springtime over 500,000 birds gather here to mate and nest. As we sat quietly bobbing about and taking photos of the Terns and Gulls in their mating rituals, we noticed an unusual feeding behavior. Kleptoparasitism is form of feeding when one animal rather than hunt on their own, steals food from another animal often encounter. We have seen this many times as Frigate birds would chase in flight and harass Gulls and other birds to steal their catch. In this case 2 individual Heermann’s Gulls would sit among a group of Elegant Terns waiting for one to return from the sea with a fresh caught fish. As the Tern landed the two Gulls would violently attack the much smaller Tern biting it’s neck, then pushing and holding the Tern underwater causing the Tern to not only drop it’s catch but to regurgitate more fish. It was both an exciting and very violent behavior that we did not see anywhere else on the island except for these two particular Gulls. The more time we spend in the wild we continue to be amazed by Nature’s Way.
Photos by Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #IslaRasa #ElegantTern #birdisland #heermannsgull #sunrise #sunset #bajasunrise #bajasunset #nanpapix


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Kleptoparasitism
It was a beautiful windless, dead calm sunrise as we wedged our zodiac into the rocky shoreline of Isla Rasa, “Bird Island” a small flat island in the Gulf of California that is home to 95% of the world’s nesting Heermann’s Gulls and Elegant Terns. During Springtime over 500,000 birds gather here to mate and nest. As we sat quietly bobbing about and taking photos of the Terns and Gulls in their mating rituals, we noticed an unusual feeding behavior. Kleptoparasitism is form of feeding when one animal rather than hunt on their own, steals food from another animal often encounter. We have seen this many times as Frigate birds would chase in flight and harass Gulls and other birds to steal their catch. In this case 2 individual Heermann’s Gulls would sit among a group of Elegant Terns waiting for one to return from the sea with a fresh caught fish. As the Tern landed the two Gulls would violently attack the much smaller Tern biting it’s neck, then pushing and holding the Tern underwater causing the Tern to not only drop it’s catch but to regurgitate more fish. It was both an exciting and very violent behavior that we did not see anywhere else on the island except for these two particular Gulls. The more time we spend in the wild we continue to be amazed by Nature’s Way.
Photos by Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #IslaRasa #ElegantTern #birdisland #heermannsgull #sunset #sunrise #bajasunrise #nanpapix


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Kleptoparasitism
It was a beautiful windless, dead calm sunrise as we wedged our zodiac into the rocky shoreline of Isla Rasa, “Bird Island” a small flat island in the Gulf of California that is home to 95% of the world’s nesting Heermann’s Gulls and Elegant Terns. During Springtime over 500,000 birds gather here to mate and nest. As we sat quietly bobbing about and taking photos of the Terns and Gulls in their mating rituals, we noticed an unusual feeding behavior. Kleptoparasitism is form of feeding when one animal rather than hunt on their own, steals food from another animal often encounter. We have seen this many times as Frigate birds would chase in flight and harass Gulls and other birds to steal their catch. In this case 2 individual Heermann’s Gulls would sit among a group of Elegant Terns waiting for one to return from the sea with a fresh caught fish. As the Tern landed the two Gulls would violently attack the much smaller Tern biting it’s neck, then pushing and holding the Tern underwater causing the Tern to not only drop it’s catch but to regurgitate more fish. It was both an exciting and very violent behavior that we did not see anywhere else on the island except for these two particular Gulls. The more time we spend in the wild we continue to be amazed by Nature’s Way.
Photos by Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.WildlifePhotos.me
©️All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2018
#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #IslaRasa #ElegantTern #birdisland #heermannsgull #kleptoparasite #nanpapix


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Kleptoparasitism
It was a beautiful windless, dead calm sunrise as we wedged our zodiac into the rocky shoreline of Isla Rasa, “Bird Island” a small flat island in the Gulf of California that is home to 95% of the world’s nesting Heermann’s Gulls and Elegant Terns. During Springtime over 500,000 birds gather here to mate and nest. As we sat quietly bobbing about and taking photos of the Terns and Gulls in their mating rituals, we noticed an unusual feeding behavior. Kleptoparasitism is form of feeding when one animal rather than hunt on their own, steals food from another animal often encounter. We have seen this many times as Frigate birds would chase in flight and harass Gulls and other birds to steal their catch. In this case 2 individual Heermann’s Gulls would sit among a group of Elegant Terns waiting for one to return from the sea with a fresh caught fish. As the Tern landed the two Gulls would violently attack the much smaller Tern biting it’s neck, then pushing and holding the Tern underwater causing the Tern to not only drop it’s catch but to regurgitate more fish. It was both an exciting and very violent behavior that we did not see anywhere else on the island except for these two particular Gulls. The more time we spend in the wild we continue to be amazed by Nature’s Way.
Photos by Bill Klipp
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Sunrise at Cabo San Lucas “Land’s End” arch, Taken with L16 light camera and edited in camera with new editing features
Endemic Spiny-Tailed Iguana, Isla San Esteban, Baja, Taken with L16 light camera. . Photos by Bill Klipp
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Sunrise at Cabo San Lucas “Land’s End” arch, Taken with L16 light camera and edited in camera with new editing features
Photos by Bill Klipp
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#wanderings #LindbladExpeditions #NationalGeographicSeaLion #natgeoexplorer #expeditiontravel # #DiscoveryBayWanderings #Baja #light #lightcamera #L16 #L16Light #L16Lightcamera #capturedbylight #LightL16 #FindYourLight


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // #Spyhop with hang time in #SanIgnacioLagoon. There’s no doubt that this friendly #CaliforniaGrayWhale calf approached for a close look. And I guess she liked what she saw, because minutes later, she was under our boat wanting to be petted. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 1DMK2, 24-105mm,1/1000 sec @ f11 ISO 800, Polarizing Filter]

#SanIgnacio #VizcainoBiosphereReserve #UNESCO #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon #AquaTech


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A very unfortunate Mexican Goatfish caught the attention of some Brown Boobies, Frigate Bird and Yellow-Footed Gulls, ultimately he just sank to the bottom to feed some other lucky creatures. Near Isla Ildefonso in the Sea of Cortez
Photos by Bill Klipp
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Sally Light-Foot Crab
I just love the challenge of making these images as the waves wash against the rocky shoreline and the crabs holding tight to avoid being washed away. Early morning at Punta Colorada, Isla San Jose, Baja Mexico
Nikon D5, hand-held at 600mm 1/20 sec f29

Photos by Bill Klipp
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A fun morning Snorkeling with some curious and playful California Sea Lions at Los Islotes, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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A fun morning Snorkeling with some curious and playful California Sea Lions at Los Islotes, Baja
Photos by Bill Klipp
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Reddish Heron coming in for a landing, San Jose del Cabo
Photos by Bill Klipp
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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Sometimes I think my dome port must look like a big eye to the #CaliforniaGrayWhales. This #FriendlyWhale calf came close to our boat, then rolled on it’s side and looked straight into my camera. Gave me chills when I first looked at this image on my computer. So much emotion. #LifeChangingExperience. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 14mm,1/320 sec @ f14, ISO 800, AquaTech Housing with Dome Port]

#SanIgnacio #UNESCO #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon #AquaTech


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // How do you explain #FriendlyWhale behavior? Hoping to make contact with humans, here a baby #CaliforniaGrayWhale maybe only 8 weeks old, approaches our boat upside-down. The mom is just below pushing her calf toward the surface. It’s as if gray whales have forgiven us for almost hunting them to extinction in the late 1800s. It is the whales that choose to come close for contact. It’s an emotional experience for both the whale and humans, that teaches compassion and connection. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 14mm,1/320 sec @ f14, ISO 800, AquaTech Housing with Dome Port]

#San Ignacio #UNESCO #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon #AquaTech


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // A #CaliforniaGrayWhale calf snuggles with mom in #SanIgnacioLagoon. Gray whale calfs are born in late January, spending time in protected lagoons nursing and building strength for the more than 3000 mile swim to their feeding grounds in the Arctic. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 14mm,1/320 sec @ f14, ISO 640, AquaTech Housing with Dome Port]

#San Ignacio #UNESCO #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon #AquaTech


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A gorgeous dead calm morning among the Gray Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California
Photos by Bill Klipp
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A nice start to another Baja photo adventure, Linda’s Gray Whale encounter
Photos by Bill Klipp
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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // A rare double #SpyHop in #SanIgnacioLagoon. Think what this must look like underwater – two 30-ton whales vertical in the water side-by-side. #CaliforniaGrayWhales swim from the high Arctic to the warm, shallow lagoons along Baja California’s Pacific Coast to mate, give birth, and nurse their calfs then back north again to feed during summer. This incredible migration of more than 6000 miles round trip is one of the longest of any marine mammal. As bottom feeders, they don’t have throat pleats like other baleen whales, only two ventral grooves. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 1DMK2, 100-400mm, f11 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 1000]

#San Ignacio #UNESCO #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // The magic of tropical colors in the Sea of Cortez. A #MagificentFrigateBiird hovers over San Gabriel Bay on #IslaEspirituSanto. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 16-35mm, f11 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 320]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Like puppies, CaliforniaSeaLions at play underwater. #LosIslotes near #LaPaz, Baja California. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 14mm, f5.6 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 1000, AquaTech Dome Port]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Photographing the bizarre #BoojumTree, #endemic to Baja California and Sonora. Light painting at twilight during the magical #bluehour. The name #boojum, is taken from Lewis Carroll’s poem, “The Hunting of the Snark.” Boojums grow very slowly and are estimated to live for 500 years or more. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 5DMK4, 16-36mm, 15sec @ F11, ISO 400]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // Can you find the breaching whale? The most amazing thing happened while photographing sunrise on #IslaSanEsteban in the Midriff Islands in the #GulfofCalifornia. While setting up a composition with a #CardonCactus in the foreground, a lone #HumpbackWhale breached not far from the National Geographic Sea Lion. Since I was using a 2-second timer and slow shutter speed, I only caught one frame. #PhotoExpedition on board the #NationalGeographicSeaLion. [Canon 1DMK2, 25-105mm, f22@1/8 sec, ISO 100]

#SeaOfCortez #BajaPeninsula #BajaCalifornia #Baja #Mexico #LindbladExp #NatGeoExpeditions #NationalGeographic #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoCreative #bhphoto #CanonUSA #TeamCanon


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