The Gulf Grunion (Leuresthes sardina) comes ashore to spawn in the Gulf of California. Females wriggle their back end to bury themselves up to their pectoral fins in the sand; meanwhile, several males twist their bodies around hers to deposit their milt on the eggs she is depositing.
A cetacean skull on a remote island in the gulf
A sailfish at the surface of the Gulf of California
A well camouflaged Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis) peers out from under a shrub on Isla San Esteban, an island in the Gulf of California, Mexico.
A fin whale surfaces alongside a red-billed tropicbird in from of Isla Tiburon in the Gulf of California
A young sperm whale takes a curious look at us in the Gulf of California
Moonrise in Sonora
Sunset in the Sonoran desert
Teddy Bear Cholla (Opuntia bigelovii) glow in the setting sun on the north end of Isla Salsipuedes in the Gulf of California, Mexico, with Baja California in the distance.
Isla Tiburon, looking across the Canal de Infiernillo to Comca'ac territory
A storm rolling in to Bahia Kino
Mamatus clouds build overhead as a storm brews in the Sonoran Desert.
A shark slowly swimming just below the surface of the Gulf of California, Mexico, which is a region that has experienced dramatic declines in shark populations due to overfishing.
A burrowing owl outside its roadside burrow in Sonora
Foraging American oystercatchers on Isla Alcatraz
American ostercatcher on Isla Alcatraz
Surfacing Fin Whale
A cactus-fringed lagoon on Isla San Lorenzo in the Gulf of California
An enourmous cardon cactus
Moonrise over Boojam trees in Puerto Libertad
A Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) pauses its ascent momentarily, hovering motionless just under the surface of the Gulf of California with a mouth full of krill. A moment later, the 70-foot long whale slowly slipped above the water.
A sea turtle found floating lifelessly in the Gulf of California. Upon inspection, barnacles were opstructing the turtle's nose and mouth. A local fisherman removed what he could before releasing it.
Short-finnedilot whales transiting in the Gulf
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From GOC Marine Mammals