Picture of the Month
California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Calf Underwater
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California
The gray whales of Baja's San Ignacio Lagoon are astonishingly curious, often inviting contact with humans and even an occasional scratch. This young calf spent half an hour playing around our boat, until everyone aboard was exhausted with pleasure.
At one point I lowered my underwater camera over the side and, shooting blindly, managed to capture this unexpected view of the young calf, its eye filled with playful curiosity.
I will be returning to San Ignacio Lagoon in March on a Photo Expedition with Lindblad Expeditions. The trip will also include several days looking for Blue Whales in Mexico's legendary Sea of Cortez. If you might be interested in joining me, look HERE for more information.
Camera : Nikonos V with 15mm lens
Film : Fuji Velvia 100
Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation
Have a look at the profile of Kevin's new book in the current issue of Nature's Best Magazine. (in PDF format)
Meanwhile, Kevin is leading several other photographic trips in 2007.
In May/June, he will lead two photographic trips to Madagascar. For more information look here.
Then, in August, he will be aboard a voyage to Eastern Greenland. For details see: Greenland.
Let Kevin know if you have any questions about either trip.
Review a previous Picture of the Month:
Galapagos Sea Lion, 12/2006
Sea Lions, 5/2006
South Georgia, 12/2005
New Generation, 11/2005
Sea Palms, 7/2005
Aster Flower, 6/2005
Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005
Humpback Whales, 4/2005
Christo GATES , 3/2005
Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005
Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005
Nesting Turtle, 12/2004
Autumn Berries, 10/2004
Costa Rica, 3/2004
To contact Kevin Schafer :
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