Erick Higuera Ocean Wildlife Filmmaker • Photographer • Marine Biologist | Natural History & Marine Conservation | Prints and stock footage available http://www.erickhiguera.com/
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The 11 – 12 month gestation period allows the female whale to return to its warmer, safer mating environment in the national park archipelago of revillagigedo where it can bear its young, nurture it and prepare for the long migration trip back to its feeding grounds. for this long migration, a female humpback mother and calf are often in the company of a third whale that is known as an escort. a humpback escort may be a male or female whale. #revillagigedoarchipelago #akasocorroislands #revillagigedothelegacy #revillagigedonuestrolegado #keepbajablue #333productions @pelagic_life @maresmexicanos @thewhaledreamer @nauticamhousings @backscattervideophoto @keldan @diveoceanic

comment 16 star 444 4 weeks ago

Dozens of striped marlins (kajikia audax) use the chance and team up to reduce effort when hunting sardines off the coast of the baja california peninsula, mexico. @pelagic_life @mark.romanov @djiphantom #pelagiclife #keepbajablue #mexicopelagico2 fishing in the tropical eastern pacific region is by both industrial and artisanal fisheries. striped marlin are caught mostly by the longline fisheries of far east and western hemisphere national. lesser numbers are caught by recreational, gillnet and other fisheries. this species may be threatened by the expansion of long line fisheries and also increased artisanal fisheries in the tropical eastern pacific region. unfortunately there are no conservation measures for this species in the eastern pacific. it is recommended that there should not be an increase in fishing for this species in the northern population in the eastern pacific.

comment 8 star 289 4 weeks ago

The great roca partida never ceases to amaze us! silky sharks aggregate in large numbers to form mating groups to begin their annual mating migration in the national park archipelago of revillagigedo, which serves as an important route for migratory marine animals. #revillagigedothelegacy #revillagigedonuestrolegado #unescoheritage #sharks #silkyshark #saveoursharks @maresmexicanos @endefensadelosmares @mission_blue @solmarv @pelagic_life #keepbajablue & #333productions with @nauticamhousings, @backscattervideophoto, #keldanlights and @diveoceanic #oneandonly #rocapartida

comment 31 star 723 last month
comment 23 star 623 last month

Flashback of a family of leviathans. it’s been already 3 years that two male orcas took away the calf of one of the only two most friendly momma humpback whales that visit roca partida every other two-three years and have an unbelievable curiosity for us little frogs. the greatest living beings will always live in our hearts. january 29, forever in my heart! #revillagigedonuestrolegado #revillagigedothelegacy #oneandonly #rocapartida #keepbajablue #333productions @pelagic_life @solmarv @maresmexicanos @endefensadelosmares @backscattervideophoto @diveoceanic @thewhaledreamer @david_valencia_photography shot with @nauticamhousings and #keldanlights

comment 24 star 478 last month

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 @backscattervideophoto @endefensadelosmares #untamedrevillagigedo #expecttheunexpected #nogoofyinfaround #333productions shot with @djiphantom and @nauticamhousings #revillagigedonuestrolegado #oneandonly #rocapartida #revillagigedothelegacy #revillagigedonuestrolegado

comment 14 star 340 January 2018

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 323 January 2018

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 14 star 447 December 2017
comment 3 star 186 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 627 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 13 star 326 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 #oneandonly #rocapartida

comment 17 star 486 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 #oneandonly #rocapartida

comment 25 star 444 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 271 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 14 star 518 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 479 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 653 August 2017