Banderas Bay, Mexico

January 25, 2016

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Photographer: César Cantú
Summary Author: César Cantú

Banderas Bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico is one of the deepest bays in the world, reaching depths of nearly 3,000 ft (914 m). The collection of sand and rocks in the foreground is thought by some geologists to be near the final point of attachment of the Baja California to what is now the main part of Mexico. The Baja separated from the North American tectonic plate approximately 5.6 million years ago, thus forming the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez). During the winter months, this bay is a prime location for humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breeding and calving. Photo taken on January 5, 2016.
Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D; Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM; Focal Length: 16mm; Aperture: ƒ/22.0; Exposure Time: 4.000 s; ISO equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows).