Mexico Whale and Butterfly Photography Tour

Close Encounter Gray Whale Baja California
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  • Combine two of the natural world’s greatest migrations
  • Close encounters with Pacific Grey Whales & their calves
  • Encounter Monarch Butterflies in their millions, in the highlands of Mexico
  • Led by professional wildlife photographer Sue Flood

Group Price
From £3,425

Group dates
February 2013 (Dates TBC)

Group size
Maximum of 10 people travelling

Summary
This trip combines two of Mexico’s greatest migrations; departing in February the optimum time for photographing both whales and butterflies at close quarters.

Each year Pacific Grey Whales migrate from Alaska to give birth in the calm bays off the coast of Baja California. As the mothers nurse their youngsters prior to their long return journey, they regularly take an interest in the vessels in the bay and often push their calves alongside the pangas.

In contrast high in the mountains of central mainland Mexico, Monarch Butterflies are found in such high densities that they have been known to break tree branches with the sheer weight of their numbers. In the quiet of the forest you can hear the beating of their delicate wings.

You can take the full trip or opt for either the whales or the butterfly migrations.

Tailor made option available – contact us for more details

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