Whale, watching in Baja California
You can see the great grey whales in a natural and protected
environment at Guerrero Negro Lagoon and Scammons Lagoon
(Laguna Ojo de Liebre) right here you will find the
largest number of this mammals in all the world, just
in Baja California Sur, México.
Gray Whale, born and breed in Mexico, dont miss this
oportunity to get in touch with the whales calfs.
can help provide more detailed observations for behaviors.
When viewing whales from land, 10x50 wide-angle binoculars
are best. From boats or airplanes, use 8x40 or 7x50
Always take precautions to protect your skin from
the sun. Use a waterproof sunblock that has a sun
protection Factor of 30 (SPF 30). A visor or hat and
UV blocking sunglasses will make viewing more pleasant.
To avoid sea sickness take at least 30 minutes before
a trip a non medicated alternative as crackers, dry
bread, papaya or ginger. If thirsty, sip on carbonated
beverages and avoid alcohol.
| Set your
shutter speed for 1/500th of a second or faster to freeze
the movement of the whale, and minimize motion effects
of the vessel, ocean, or your body.
Ensure the horizon is level in the viewfinder.
Hold the camera steady. Depress the shutter release
Do not follow the whale through its movements with the
camera as this will blur the image.
Use print or slide film with ASA of 100 or greater.
Avoid excessive zooming if using video or movie cameras
to film whales - this will only accentuate the motion
of the vessel or aircraft. You may severely damage a
video camera (and your eyes) by filming directly into
bright, glaring sunlight.