Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gray Whale Migration

Gray Whale calf beyond the pickets of Pigeon Point
The California Gray Whales have been migrating north from Baja California where their birthing and mateing grounds are and swimming north to their feeding grounds past Pigeon Point Lighthouse. This new born Gray Whale surfaces to get a breath of fresh air and perhaps see what all the screaming is from the cliffs next to the 115 foot lighthouse tower. Pigeon Point use to be called Punta de los Ballina or Point of the Whales and was a Portuguese whaling station from the 1860's to the 1890's. Now a days, people shoot photos of whales thanks to their protection from the countries that are near their migration route. See more at: http://bit.ly/whalesmigrate or visit: http://jeffparryphogrphy.com