Gray Whale Baby
Gray Whale baby being petted (L), while its mother swims away. It was a great thrill to have these wonderful animals suddenly appear, and unprompted, head straight for our zodiacs. Their voluntarily laying their heads on the boat elicited considerble affection from the visitors. They seemed to enjoy being being petted. This has now been prohibited lest someone take advantage of their vulnerability, and harm them. I can't believe such cruel people exist. [Magdalena Bay, Mexico].