Every year from January through March, a lot of gray whales migrate south to several huge lagoons in Baja California along the Pacific coast to give birth. The baby whales weight about 500 pounds at birth and grow rapidly. Whale watching is from small boats in designated areas inside those lagoons, and frequently the whales would approach the boats so that passengers can even tough them. My wife and I were on a whale-watching trip in the second half of February, 2020. We visited two lagoons: San Ignacio and Guerrero Negro. There is a third area, Magdalena Bay, that is further south along the Baja peninsula. The first image below was captured by Canadian nature photographer Wayne Lynch, who gave me permission to use it. I am on the far right of the image. That is how close one can get to the whales. I had a DSLR with a 80-400 zoom and a Nikon Z6 mirrorless body with their 24-70mm/f4 S kit lens. Since we were quite close, the long lens wasn't as useful. I quickly realized that video is by far the better medium to capture the whale's action. Therefore, for the trip I concentrated on video, rather than still images, for whales. Nikon is introducing a 24-200mm super zoom, which would have been ideal for this kind of trip. Here are some video footage I posted to FaceBook, all with the Z6 and 24-70/4 S: San Ignacio Lagoon: https://www.facebook.com/Shuncheung6/videos/pcb.10219965628783602/10219965796627798 Guerrero Negro Lagoon: https://www.facebook.com/Shuncheung6/videos/pcb.10219972628878600/10219972646719046 If you have time, here is a longer video from San Ignacio: https://www.facebook.com/Shuncheung6/videos/pcb.10219965628783602/10219965662104435/ You may noticed in the second video that it was quite windy in that particular day and the water was rough. Unfortunately, one of our boats capsized on its return trip to the dock and everybody went into the water. At least they/we all had live vest on, but it was an agonizing 15 to 20 minutes or so before rescue boats arrived. One photographer had three Canon DSLRs that all got wet (and presumably not repairable), and they also lost their passports. For US citizens who lose their passports in Baja California, the best approach was to visit the US consulate in Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego. They would require a police report and, in this case, a harbor master report on this accident. Fortunately they also had copies of the passports. I found out that they managed to get replacement passports within a few hours, crossed the border to San Diego and took their flight home. When one is in these small boats, it is also important to carry the minimum amount of gear and put your camera bag inside a dry bag or use a waterproof Pelican case when the boat is traveling at high speed. For whatever it is worth, our local tour guide said that he has been doing these trips for 25 years and this was the first boat accident he countered.