Cruising under sail lets you travel slowly enough to see some amazing wildlife. We're going to post our favorite critter photos (or photo series) on this page so you can enjoy them as much as we have.
Newly hatched turtle on beach in Los Muertos, Baja, Mexico. See this post for turtle facts.
Dude, another photo? Yawn.
(Gull on Santa Cruz pier.)
The pelican that could: This is a series of 31 photos (out of 75) taken December 16 at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, of a young pelican attempting to swallow an extremely bony tuna carcass discarded by a fisherman.
2 – Gotta move this thing around just so…
3 – Oh crap, it stuck in my neck.
4 – Maybe if I squash it…
5 – Okay, okay, makin’ progress here. *Urp*
6 – HAY! You git offa my dock, is MY fish!
7 – Now look what you went and did. Jerk.
8 – Awright, gonna think for awhile.
9 – Yeah! Let’s start over.
10 – Glug glug little fishy, down da hatch!
11 – Aww, crap.
12 –Tryin’ da squash trick again.
13 – Ya know, some days it doesn’t pay to get up.
14 – AGAIN! Whirl da sucka around!
15 – Owww, what happened?
16 – HAY! You hoomanz think this is funny? Jerks.
17 – Tail last… tail last, ‘kay, herewego.
18 – Tail first? Howdis happen?
19 – Think, think…
20 – Try squash trick again.
21 – CA-RAP!
22 – Me look pretty, huh? Jerk.
23 – Flying not a good idea right now. Think, think…
24 – Watch me squash it fer real now.
25 – Squashin', wigglin' da gut, c’mon now.
26 – Do long neck trick, ahhh…going, going…
27 – Whoops, no catch da skin please. *Urp*
28 – GULP snergle snergle… neck going wabbada wabbada.
29 – Almost, almost. WABBADA WABBADA .
30 – Okay, swallow ‘n smush. Neck going nyungida nyungida.
31 – There. Piece of cake.
Okay okay, watch this, are ya ready? I'm gonna do it... (Shearwater on Avalon pier)