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A whale breaching in the Kenai Fjords.
Humpback whale wave on a windy day in Alaska.
Take a ride on the Humpback Whaleroad
Humpback whale feeding time
Dance of the Whale
Desperately Seeking Male Humpback
Whale Happy
Leaping Whale in Juneau
Humpback Whale Tails
A prayer for whale's soul!
Searching for whales
Up close with the gray whales of San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California
Mum & baby whale enjoying Maui
Whale in a garden
Whale tail
Humpback Whale Rainbow Spout
Humpback whale breaching off the coast of Monterey Bay #1
Humpback whale breaching off the coast of Monterey Bay #2
Humpback whale breaching off the coast of Monterey Bay #3
The whale diving into a big puddle after a downpour in a park of Tokyo
Drifting Whale Carcass
Breaching Whale
Sunlight silhouettes a Humpback Whale in the Caribbean Sea.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Up close with the gray whales of San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California

Sustainable travel benefits the ecosystem, including the wildlife, the natural habitat and the local population. The gray whale calving grounds at San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California epitomize this mix of well-informed conservation parameters and beneficial impact to all involved. It took me 20 years to make it to the Lagoon since first learning about it while an undergrad at UCSD, and it was worth the wait. We had perfect conditions- calm sea, low wind and extremely friendly whales!

TAGS: Conservation, Gray, Marine, Mexico, Whale

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Encinitas, California, United States of America
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© Elizabeth Taylor.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 04.2016
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Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: April 14, 2016, 12:23 a.m.
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