No, this is not a photo shop trick on the computer or taken by a National Geographic photographer on a whale watching expedition in Alaska. This is a beautiful shot taken from a 38 ft. Catamaran, called Gato Loco on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico by part time resident Gillian Panasewicz on Friday, February1, 2012.
Yes, you too, could go whale watching on your weekend vacation to Puerto Penasco, Mexico nicknamed Rocky Point and you might be lucky enough to catch a few glimpses of these enormous creatures and guess what? ..You don’t have to travel to Alaska or some other far away destination.
Only a 4 hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona, this charming seaside town sits at the top of the Sea of Cortez and offers abundance in natural beauty with soft sand beaches and sea life ready to present an amazing show. Inexpensive accommodations are available from hotels to luxury condos on the beach.
In the video, the whale is almost top sizing a Mexican fishing boat but lucky for the fisherman no one went into the water, except of course the whale and what looked to be her baby.
A group of Arizonians living part time in Rocky Point got the best show of a life time when they went out for a day of sailing. The whales in their migration have been seen for the last few weeks and may continue until the end of February, beginning of March. Make plans for your upcoming weekend and take a trip to the beach, you never know what you might see.