Daily Photos of the 2017

A tourist on a boat in Laguna San Ignacio reaches into the water in the hope of petting one of many gray whales that frequent the bay to mate and care for their young. Once feared by fishermen, the unusually friendly animals are now a crucial part of the economy.

This photo was originally published in “Baja California’s Recipe for Saving Fishing Communities,” in September 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS P. PESCHAK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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