Happy Baby
Baby whale, what a big mouth you have! A lucky tourist to Laguna San Ignacio reaches out and touches this friendly two-month-old calf whose mom brought him near the boats. Do you see the baby's tongue? How would you describe the inside of a baby gray's mouth?

BajaEcotours guide Chris says, "When a whale is friendly and next to the boat we encourage the viewers to reach out their hands and scratch the baby on the mouth. This strategy often ends with the friendly mouth opening up with a huge 'smile'. Then you can reach in and touch the baleen while dragging your hand gently across the jawline."

Tourist in boat touches baleen of friendly baby whale.

Image: Christopher Match, BajaEcotours