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erick.higuera

Erick Higuera Ocean Wildlife Filmmaker • Photographer • Marine Biologist | Natural history & stock footage | Conservation Through Education [email protected] https://vimeo.com/erickhiguera
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About 300 sharks, tunas and b*****s never miss the chance when a free lunch is the order of the day! feeding frenzy events aka “baitballs” are unexpected natural moments that can be around the corner in the archipelago of revillagigedo. #silkyshark #yellowfintuna #brownboobies #babyjacksforlunch @solmarv @pelagic_life @diveoceanic @maresmexicanos #untamedrevillagigedo #expecttheunexpected #nogoofyinfaround #333productions shot with @djiphantom and @nauticamhousings

comment 14 star 269 Yesterday

Expect the unexpected! what a better way to start the new year 2018 than expecting the unexpected, orcas aka “sea pandas”, off baja california peninsula. stand by for action, wait for the captain crazy luis’s call, then brake the blue thin line. you never know what you are going to find! #expecttheunexpected @solmarv @pelagicfleet @jorge_c_hauser @jorgetuturu @la_panter @ferolea @fridallizardi @pelagioskakunja @amaukua @nauticamhousings #carloselnaufragoaguilera #keepbajablue #orcas

comment 12 star 306 2 weeks ago

A sneaky male tiger shark was behind me without having noticed of his presence. when i turned around a bully bottlenose dolphin bit the tiger’s tail scaring him away! #bestchristmasgift filming wildlife has also its “fun” moments! @pelagic_life @maresmexicanos @mission_blue @diveoceanic @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings #keldanlights @whalesharkmexico @pelagioskakunja @hayes_baxley

comment 12 star 419 4 weeks ago
comment 3 star 173 November 2017

“enormous” is what better describes this school of bigeye trevallies (caranx sexfasciatus). 400% rebound in fish biomass since cabo pulmo was declared no-take marine protected area 20 years ago. fishing exclusion does not mean an impact for the fishing industry; would be captured more outside the “real” protected area thanks to its function of shelter, nursery, breeding, spawning and feeding area and by the effect of spillover out of the national park. @gulf_program @maresmexicanos @pelagic_life @endefensadelosmares @mission_blue @discoverocean @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings @diveoceanic @fathomlesslife #keepbajablue #gulfofcalifornia #protected #marine #nationalpark #notakezone

comment 19 star 602 October 2017

One of the best spectacles of the gulf of california are the smoothtail mobulas that form large schools to feed on the plankton that meets at night attracted by the light of the moon. @francobanfi @maresmexicanos @gulf_program @pelagic_life @canonmexicana @nauticamhousings #keldanlights @backscattervideophoto @diveoceanic @atomic_aquatics @discoverocean @fathomlesslife @angels.of.the.sea mobula munkiana aka smoothtail mobulas rays are known to form large aggregations in the gulf of california. they are endemic to the eastern pacific from the gulf of california, méxico to peru and reaches 1.10 m disc width. it is listed as near threatened due to its episodically high cash rates from gillnet fisheries, restricted range and low reproductive potential.

comment 12 star 305 October 2017

A new family of humpback whales rest in the waters of roca partida, revillagigedo archipelago, mexico. the archipelago of revillagigedo is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, located in the pacific ocean, is one of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in mexico, which is a refuge for a great variety of pelagic species such as sharks, mantas, whales and fish, among many others. | archipiélago de revillagigedo, una de las áreas marinas protegidas más grandes del mundo, ubicado en el océano pacífico, se trata de uno de los ecosistemas marinos con mayor biodiversidad en méxico, que es refugio de gran variedad de especies pelágicas como tiburones, mantas, ballenas y peces, entre muchas otras. #humpbackwhales #megapteranovaeangliae #newfamily #revillagigedo #socorroislands #marineprotectedarea #worldheritage #unesco #mexicanpacific #mexicopelagico #keepbajablue @maresmexicanos @endefensadelosmares @solmarv @pelagic_life @discoverocean @angels.of.the.sea @mission_blue #hopespots @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings #keldanlights

comment 17 star 461 September 2017

Mother nature can be beautiful and cruel at the same time. 2015 was the year that two adult male #orcas attacked, killed and consumed a #baby #humpback #whale in roca partida, archipelago of revillagigedo, méxico. it is sad but at the same time beautiful to observe and witness natural events that can happen only once in a lifetime. #orcinusorca #orcas #calf #humpbackwhale #predation #event #rocapartida #revillagigedo #socorroislands #beautifulnature #onceinalifetime #onceinalifetimeexperience @solmarv @pelagic_life @maresmexicanos @endefensadelosmares @angels.of.the.sea @discoverocean @earthtouch #keepbajablue @canonmexicana @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings #keldanlights #333productions #huishoutdoors

comment 24 star 429 September 2017

Don't panic, stay focused! personally, one of the most impressive natural events that i'm always willing to witness are the feeding frenzies aka "baitballs". but as its called it's a "frenzy" wildlife event, therefore you have to always be attentive and not distract yourself. do not goofy around! there is no room for mistakes! @pelagic_life @maresmexicanos @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings #sea&sea @joeromeiro333 @david_valencia_photography @endefensadelosmares @angels.of.the.sea @discoversharks @discoverocean #keldanlights #keepbajablue #comomexiconohaydos #sharksareawesome #sharksarefriends #weneedsharks #nosharkcull #nosharknets

comment 8 star 260 September 2017

Mother's love the unconditional love! mother's love, is a gift from above, that is a wonderful treasure. the bond that a child develops with his mother can never be severed. you grew as an organism inside her for months. she carried you and sustained you, sharing her sustenance with you through your umbilical cord. when you are born the cord is severed. it is never severed in her heart. that bond lasts forever. as we grow up we become our own and may come to forget that woman who nurtured and loved us. but remember this, she will never forget you and never stop loving you. #foreverinmyheart #alwaysinmymind #humpbackwhale #megapteranovaeangliae #calf #amordemadre #motherslove #unconditionallove #rocapartida #revillagigedo #conabio #mosaiconatura #tercer #concurso #biodiversidad #mexico #ocean #keepbajablue

comment 13 star 500 September 2017

Celebrate the international whale shark day learning something about the largest fish in the ocean! like most sharks, whale sharks breed slowly. this means it takes longer for their population to rebound, making them dangerously vulnerable to overfishing and destructive fishing practices. most whale shark deaths can be attributed to the global shark fin trade, which is illegal but often flies under the radar. #internationalwhalesharkday #rhincodontypus #whaleshark @whalesharkmexico @maresmexicanos @solmarv @mission_blue @endefensadelosmares @joeromeiro333 @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings @canonmexicana #keldanlights #keepbajablue @saveoursharks @discoversharks @discoverocean

comment 14 star 467 August 2017

Pancho villa skid aka "pancho villa" was severely bitten by another larger white shark or at least the same size as him in september 2011. great white sharks bite each other by territory or hierarchies as well when mating. however, the ability to heal is breathtakingly fast. a couple of months after being bitten, the wound was almost gone. @solmarv @pelagic_life @greatwhiteadventure @lawrencegroth @joeromeiro333 @billfisher333 @marinecsiorg @fathomlesslife @angels.of.the.sea @endefensadelosmares @discoversharks @discoverocean @earthtouch @maresmexicanos @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings @canonmexicana #keldanlights #greatwhite #whiteshark #carcharodoncarcharias #protectedspecies #guadalupeisland #keepbajablue

comment 17 star 638 August 2017

Baja wonders tens of thousands of mobula rays come together off the coast of baja california in a brilliant display of their massive numbers underwater #mobularays #mobulamunkiana #333productions #pelagiclife @pelagic_life #mexico #wildmexico @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings @canonmexicana #keldanlights #keepbajablue @mantatrust @angels.of.the.sea @discoverocean @maresmexicanos @endefensadelosmares @gulf_program

comment 21 star 430 August 2017

Zapata aka "bruce" in the great white shark data base but better known as "zapata". this 5 meter long adult male has returned year after year to guadalupe island since i've met him by first time in 2006. looking forward to seeing you this year, buddy! #greatwhite #carcharodoncarcharias #guadalupeisland @solmarv @pelagic_life @lawrencegroth @joeromeiro333 @billfisher333 #333productions @sharkaddicts2 @discoversharks @discoverocean @fathomlesslife @shark_explorers @canonmexicana @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings @canonmexicana #keldanlights #keepbajablue #bajacalifornia #baja #discoversharks

comment 41 star 715 August 2017

Fish traffic we are back in the field at holbox island to document historical fishing sites. in a changing sea, our team aims to reveal anthropogenic changes in contemporary fishing villages of barrier islands like holbox. this island has become a popular place for global tourism. currently the island faces increasing urban development and overfishing of ocean food webs which threatens the health of coastal habitats and the preservation of the biodiversity. @marsustentable1 #theruffordfoundation #shiftingbaselines #changing #sea #holboxisland #quintanaroo #global #tourism #threatens #health #habitats #preservation #biodiversity #hopespots #fishtraffic.

comment 2 star 252 July 2017

Born to be wild, born to be free bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus) do what they do best when are free. after a morning hunt, a session at the clarion angel fish (holocanthus clarionensis) "spa" is the way to go to relax! @solmarv @pelagic_life @maresmexicanos #keepbajablue @backscattervideophoto @nauticamhousings #keldanlights #canon1dxii @reefphotovideo @oceanskeepers @discoverocean @fathomlesslife #hopespots #dolphins #nocaptivity #dolphinsborntobefree #dolphinsbelongtotheocean @mission_blue @nakedplanet

comment 23 star 492 July 2017