California Gray whla (Eschrichtius robustus) in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Shown here is courtship behaviour, with an adult male penis display. Each winter thousands of California gray whales migrate from the Bering and Chukchi seas to breed and calf in the warm water lagoons of Baja California. San Ignacio lagoon is the smallest of the three major such lagoons. Current (2008) population estimates put the California Gray whla at between 20,000 and 24,000 animals.


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Image ID: 0103949-MNO

California Gray whla (Eschrichtius robustus) in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Shown here is courtship behaviour, with an adult male penis display. Each winter thousands of California gray whales migrate from the Bering and Chukchi seas to breed and calf in the warm water lagoons of Baja California. San Ignacio lagoon is the smallest of the three major such lagoons. Current (2008) population estimates put the California Gray whla at between 20,000 and 24,000 animals.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3599