Underwater Photo Journey Through La Paz

A photo essay and recap from our small group photo trip to La Paz
By Brent Durand

Baja California is a special place. A place where the still mornings and vibrant evening colors contrast with unparalleled underwater experiences by day, drawing on memories of quotes from notables like Cousteau and Steinbeck.

Upon arrival in La Paz, you can’t help but settle into “Mexico time," going with the flow on land while singing through your regulator underwater. Sea lions, bait balls, whale sharks, dolphins, mobula rays and many other surprises await divers who venture to the Sea of Cortez. I keep going back. Will keep going back. 

 

La Paz Small Group Photo Trip

During Bluewater Photo’s small group photo trip to La Paz (October 2015) we experienced some incredible diving and snorkeling. Shooting sea lion photos was distracting because of all the cormorants and pelicans dive bombing into bait balls around us. When we started to swim back to the boat from whale sharks, another would appear, luring us back away from the boat to shoot more photos.

Each night was filled with eating at La Paz restaurants under sunset skies and sharing photos and editing techniques at Club Cantamar, our home base for the trip.

Thanks to all the new friends who joined this year’s trip. And here’s to another great trip next year! 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brent Durand is a weekend wanderer and story teller from California.
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Brent is managing editor of the Underwater Photography Guide, an avid diver and adventure photographer, and shoots underwater any time he can get hands on a camera system. He can be reached at brent@uwphotographyguide.com.

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