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Tom Travels – Wildlife in Cabo San Lucas (cont’d)

February 24, 2011

While in Cabo, our group decided to partake in a fishing adventure. Upon our return from fishing in the Sea of Cortez for 6 hours, we were met by some locals (and pelicans) waiting for some business (and food). Here I am fighting the 70 lbs yellowfin tuna, mentioned in my previous post:

Yellowfin tuna can fight!

You know when you go to a Mexican restaurant, they put out chips and salsa first. Usually everyone at the table immediately dives into the chips. Well, I’d like to compare our boat to the chips & salsa. These pelicans almost dove right into our boat hoping for a snack before the main entree. They flew directly next to us:

Give me some chips & salsa!

This is one of my favorite pics of the trip. He looks so graceful:

Here they are lined up, waiting for us to dock. Notice the hierarchy? 5 up front, including a lone female, 2 behind, and an outcast in the back:

Up close and personal with the female:

Ladies first

Eventually we made it to shore where a group of locals were waiting to slice up our yellowfin tuna, send us home with 50 lbs of meat, and send the pelicans into a scurry for some fresh tuna skin:

Patience Mr. Pelican

The entree is served, now fight for it!

And the video of their scuffle:

Watching it live was fun. Anyways, keeping on the theme of hungry animals, here is a 16-second video of a sea gull eating bacon and eggs for breakfast:

I’m working on the video of the whales jumping out of the water and splashing with their babies, but am having issues uploading it. I hope you enjoyed these though.

Overall, the trip was outstanding. I never expected to see the amount of wildlife that I came across. If you ever get the opportunity to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from January-March, I highly recommend it! Whales are just off the shore, and you could see dolphins AND some sort of rays (maybe manta rays) jumping out of the water. There was an abundance of birds and we didn’t even take the 15-minute bus ride to see the seals. Plus its 80 degrees and sunny all day.

Thanks for reading and remember: Be yourself or be no one, LETUBEU!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    February 25, 2011 5:45 AM

    LOVE this post! Excellent photography!

    • February 25, 2011 5:57 AM

      Thanks. I never thought I’d have a fun time hanging out with some pelicans.

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