|Dawn in Puerto Escondido|
|San Juanico sunrise|
|The Honcho trolling with a Mexican lure. It's called a Mexican because it is red, green and yellow; The same colors as the Mexican flag. We've had the most luck with this lure, hooking innumerable Jacks, yellowfin, even a striped marlin.|
|An eighteen foot whale shark glides past the boat in Santispac. The fin to the left is the dorsal, to the right is the tail.|
Bahia de Concepcion is about 20 miles long and roughly 4 miles wide. It is dotted with many small islands and is home to a wide range of birds and marine life. After a nice dinner ashore and a good night’s rest, we were up early the next morning, cleaning accumulated salt off the boat and rigging. Suddenly we were distracted by a slight commotion in the water and discovered a couple of whale sharks lazily feeding next to the boat. We watched and photographed them for a while then donned mask and fins and joined them for a swim. Whale sharks feed on plankton and other small sea life and don’t pose a predatory threat to humans. We dove under water and could see the massive fins and gaping mouths of these animals as they passed by close enough to touch. Predatory or not, swimming that close to such a large animal was exciting!
|Kayaker stalks a big one|
|The volcanic rocks in San Juanico. Fantastic colors and shapes|
|It was surprising to see this sparkling freshwater lagoon just a short walk from the beach in an otherwise torrid desert landscape.|