After a wonderful week seeing whales in Bahia Magdalena it’s good to be back in sunny and warm Loreto! Much colder, high humidity, cloudy and windy in Mag Bay.
Some more photos from last week:
Habanero-pineapple salsa again. Green salsa is roasted chile, probably poblano.
Prawns 2 ways: (semi) raw and cooked.
This prep is called “aguachile”. Basically a spicy version of ceviche but more raw.
Always good with granny’s freshly made corn tortillas (in basket)
Finally got some good tail shots on this day. Huge tail when you see it in person.
Whale in stealth mode. Water is so clear you can see them from a distance. Here one is gliding silently close to the surface.
When a whale blows under water, like a atomic bomb mushroom cloud. Yesterday the camera and I got soaked when a whale blew hard under water directly under me. Camera has been going bonkers since. I hope it recovers otherwise I have to find a replacement.
They surprise you and you swoon
I have sent this photo to the tour companies I went with. They have witnessed mating sessions countless times and saw the male sexual organ but never got photos of it. They have asked me to let them use the photo on their sites for educational purposes. Mating sessions are quite long with a lot of splashing and thrashing about with 2 males vying for the female’s affection. The “unlucky” male helps hold the female in position so that the pair can have a successful mating. It’s quite a spectacular scene to witness. We have seen it several times but yesterday was the first time we saw all 3 tails straight up above water during the mating process.
What a darling. The barnacles are like jewels.
I miss them already. Hopefully next year again.