BAJA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER, 2009
Sea of Cortez - La Paz, BCS
All pictures 2012 by Ken Kurtis
U/W images - Nikon D200 w/10-24mm, 18-70mm, and 28-105mm lenses w/dual Nikon SB-105 strobes in manual
Surface shots - Nikon D70
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GENERAL SHOTS
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The Don Jose
our home-away-from-home
Goatfish on the Fang Ming Mexican Hogfish using
a Goatfish for cover
Panamic fanged Blenny
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Rainbow behind the pangas Cloudy Cortez Blue-spotted Jawfish at Islotes Tamar approaches the much larger Finespotted Jawfish at the Fang Ming
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Up close & personal Los Islotes Walking wounded (bite looks fresh) Baitball at Islotes
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Barberfish giving the cleaning kiss Sea Lion raft Merging in Longnose Hawkfish
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Jewel Moray Goatfish asking to be cleaned Garden Eel Panamic Porkfish
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Blue-and-yellow Chromis King Angel & the Salvatierra baitball Toilet-trained Creolefish Juvy King Angel (a Prince???)
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Cortez Wrasses Terminal phase male Wrasse Conch at Bayena Grunts at Punta Tintorera
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Shrimp on the underside
of a Crown of Thorns
Closer look Puffer face Dave Cooley takes a nap
and hangs on to the rail
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Swarms of fish at El Bajo Bajo Basketstar (curled up) Yellowtail Surgeonfish Guineafowl Puffer
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The Scad school at La Reina From underneath the school Predators work the edge . . . . . . and come flying
through the middle
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Sea fan at La Reina Bajo Parrotfish tucked in for the night Good look at his teeth Giant Damselfish
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NAT GEO MOMENT AT ISLOTES
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(Some of) the Barracuda (Some of) the Scads Barracuda on top of the Scads Rainbow Runner working
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Barracuda re-grouping Here come the Skipjacks Barracuda following/chasing
Rainbow Runner
Re-forming on top of the Scad
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Barracuda up close LOTS of barracuda Sea lion buzzing us at end Just another day in Baja . . .
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