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Posts tagged Sea of Cortez.

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2513: I’ll never forget having the privilege of swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. They were such curious creatures—and they loved to demonstrate the proper way to swim. I’m sure they were wondering: Why can’t I move with such dexterity and grace?

The lone blue-footed booby

The lone blue-footed booby

Marty’s photo of the day #2499: I photographed this blue-footed booby on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez. This was the only blue-footed booby I saw the entire time I was in Mexico. I would have been so pissed if she wasn’t in focus.

Curious sea lions

Curious sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2413: Swimming with curious sea lions in the Sea of Cortez.

Cormorants

Cormorants

Marty’s photo of the day #2399: Cormorants on the Sea of Cortez. Don’t you just love their bright blue eyes?

Is it a brown pelican or a Pterodactyl?

Is it a brown pelican or a Pterodactyl?

Marty’s photo of the day #2396: Oh, we’re going to get artsy again today. This is a brown pelican (or perhaps a Pterodactyl) diving into the Sea of Cortez at sunset.

Cormorant take-off!

Cormorant take-off!

Marty’s photo of the day #2393: Cormorant take-off on the Sea of Cortez.

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Sunset on the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #2381: Sunset on the Sea of Cortez.

Sea lion in the sun

Sea lion in the sun

Marty’s photo of the day #2363: Aah! Another beautiful day on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico. Just let me sleep.

Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2293: Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez. As soon as Deb and I jumped into the water, they were there with us.

Swimming with a sea lion

Swimming with a sea lion

Marty’s photo of the day #2262: Swimming with a sea lion in the Sea of Cortez (December 2016).

An octopus in hand . . .

An octopus in hand . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2242: In this photo Deb is holding one of the octopuses we spent time with in the Sea of Cortez. When underwater, octopuses look more substantial than they do above water, where their lack of bones becomes more evident.

Fun with Sea Lions

Fun with Sea Lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2073: I had so much fun swimming with sea lions last year in the Sea of Cortez. Other than being in Antarctica, where the animals had no fear of humans, I can’t think of any other instance where wild animals interacted so easily with people and seemed to genuinely enjoy […]

There’s an octopus on my feet!

There’s an octopus on my feet!

Marty’s photo of the day #2139: Here’s a photo from last December, in the Sea of Cortez. This is an underwater shot of an octopus, sitting on my feet. When I was a kid and got my first camera, I took a bunch of photos of my feet. My dad thought that was horrible, and […]

Gull

Gull

Marty’s photo of the day #2126: I photographed this gull last year on the Sea of Cortez.

The Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez

The Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez

Marty’s photo of the day #2085: The Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez, as it appeared to me from the co-pilot’s seat of our tiny airplane.

Royal Terns

Royal Terns

Marty’s photo of the day #2079: Here’s another shot from the Sea of Cortez: royal terns.

Sea lion close up

Sea lion close up

Marty’s photo of the day #2077: I keep thinking that I’ve run out of presentable photos from my adventure last month in Mexico; then I find another one. Here’s a sea lion, hanging out on a prime rock, in the Sea of Cortez.

Seashells by the seashore

Seashells by the seashore

Marty’s photo of the day #2076: Deb searches for seashells on a desolate Sea of Cortez beach. It’s amazing what you can find, when no one else has been on the beach for days.

An octopus has me by the ankles!

An octopus has me by the ankles!

Marty’s photo of the day #2075: I had to contort to take this photo, as I have an octopus wrapped around my ankles. I’m balancing on my butt, on the floor of the Sea of Cortez, like a V. In other words, both my head and legs are as close together as I can get […]

Poorer and Richer

Poorer and Richer

Marty’s photo of the day #2074: Of all the photos I took while visiting the Sea of Cortez, this one shows the biggest contrast. In the foreground is an old, presumably abandoned barge. Just behind that barge is a yacht owned by Carlos Slim, who is the fourth richest man in the world.

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