BAJA - OCTOBER 10-16, 2010
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis
For those interested . . . 
Underwater: Nik
on D200 in full manual mode in an Ikelite housing,
dual Nikon SB-105 strobes at 1/4 & 1/16th power, generally 400 ISO,
10-24mm, 18-70mm, 28-105mm (macro 50-105mm), and 105mm macro lenses
Surface shots: Nikon D70 in "Program," 400 ISO, various lenses.

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THE WHALE SHARKS
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Here he comes . . . Massive mouth That's a BIG fish!!! The view from underneath
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Banking turn Remora on top Juvy Golden Trevallies in the lead See ya later
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FANG MING
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Staghorn coral . . . . . . with a hermit crab inside Panamic Dartfish Horse Conch
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Jewel Moray Baitfish all around Jacks herding the baitfish Scorpionfish waiting for a meal
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LOS ISLOTES
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Inquisitive Coral Hawkfish School of Sergeant Majors Bumphead Parrotfish Blue-spotted Jawfish
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Barred Serrano Brown-cheek Barnacle Blenny California Dorid Business end of a parrotfish
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Juvy Cortez Angel Friendly sea lion Blowing bubbles It's an U/W barkfest!!!
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Lizardfish family outing Many Barracuda And even more Up close
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LA REINA
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School of Scad Gang of Pacific Crevalle Jacks Scad up close Divers moving through the mass
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Jacks change color when excited Giant Hawkfish staredown Blue-and-Gold Snappers Razor (not supposed to be in Cortez) & Yellowtail Surgeonfish
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SWANNEE REEF
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Grunts waiting to be cleaned The cleaning "kiss" Note the open mouths Cormorant hunting fish
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Signal Blenny . . . . . . signaling. His counterpart . . . . . . signaling back.
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THE SALVATIERRA
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Panana Grasby staredown King Angel LOTS of BIG eels on the wreck Colorful nudi
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Parrotfish tucking in for the night Blue-Banded Goby!!! The frogfish Closer look
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EL BAJO
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Huge school of Black Skipjacks Lots of Jacks Wahoo!!! Fish above the middle seamount
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EL BOATO
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Captain Jose Pangas fetching divers Hernan in his "Rain Man" outfit Kayaking by the sea lions
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Blue-footed Boobies The new & improved camera table Dave Cooley at the "office" Los Islotes
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Snoozing sea lions Our motley crew Dos Diablos Sunset at Los Islotes

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