A short while back we were in the water again. This time our search was focused on whale sharks and sea lions. The Sea of Cortez is active all year with different whales migrating through its waters. Whale sharks spend most of their day searching for and feeding on plankton. When we found a feeding area we slipped into the water with snorkels and cameras and let the action happen. These gentle giants are not aggressive and truly had no problem with our presence in the water. Over a couple days we had 15 to 30 footers swimming around us. Visability wasn't the best, but it made for some eerie experiences as these great fish swam into focus.
Wildlife moments like this takes our understanding and appreciation of the natural world around us to another level. Being in another creatures environment and literally playing by their rules makes you realize the incredible intelligence and personalities of these amazing animals. I had great respect for sea lions before this adventure, but everything has gone to a whole other level.
Up next... Orcas of Norway!!!