Here is Looking at You in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico
This is one of the many species of puffer fish. We enjoyed snorkeling with marine life during our Un-Cruise Adventure cruise in the Sea of Cortez. The puffer fish were easier to photograph than many other fish because they seemed to float by and check us out.
We were amazed at the variety, color and shape of the star fish. Snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez was like swimming in an aquarium.
No, we did not place this sea urchin and star fish next to each other to pose them for a photo. Of course we did not touch any of the organism or objects under water. Human contact is detrimental to coral.
Swimming with sea lions, as well as cruising with whales, were the highlights of the trip. The sea lions swirled around us playfully. Similar to dogs and children, the young sea lions do explore with their mouths. One of them actually opened his mouth around the lens of my husband's underwater camera while he was shooting video.
Dave took this photo of me swimming and interacting with a sea lion.