CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH PILOT WHALES.
Hola #PelagicHumans! On Sept 9th we departed from San José del Cabo at 11am. During this safari we were lucky to jump into the water with some silky sharks with a perfect visibility. We also saw a funny Sea Lion swimming around doing acrobatic movements ! After almost an hour and a half swimming the Silky sharks we had a beautiful encounter with Pilot whales! Lucky enough to interact with a mother and a calf!
Pilot whales are very social, and are most often found in groups of 20 to 90. Within these groups are at least some stable associations, usually between related females and their offspring.
Females have been observed to have calves as late as 35 years old, and lactate as late as 51. This evidence indicates that females may nurse their last calf until puberty (up to 10 years in males).
We were able to swim with them and take some amazing shots as the visibility was perfect and the ocean conditions where flat. It was an incredible experience!
We had an amazing day in our favourite place on earth: the open ocean, and can’t wait for the next to come!
Pelagic Safari Team