A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) perches on a post along the pier in Loreto harbor in Baja, Mexico. The pelicans wait for the remains from fish cleaning to be thrown overboard so they can have an easy meal.
White sands meet the warm waters of Loreto Bay along the shoreline of Isla Carmen in the Sea of Cortez. Isla Carmen is one of five islands in Loreto Bay National Park and can be reached easily by kayak.
A gray whale calf (Eschrichtius robustus) rests its head on its mother’s back in Laguna San Ignacio on the west coast of Baja in Mexico. This lagoon is one of only three gray whale “nurseries” along the Pacific coast.