This spring, Contributing Editor Kira Salak teamed up with Lindblad Expeditions (www.lindbladexpeditions.com) to guide island-hopping sea-kayaking tours through Baja's Gulf of California. Salak is familiar with the view from the hull of a kayak. She is the only person to have kayaked solo for 600 miles (966 kilometers) on the Niger River, ending up in Timbuktu (which she wrote about in "Mungo Made Me Do It," December 2002/January 2003). But splashing around Baja was more like vacation—something the Montana-based writer rarely takes. "It's nice to be able to paddle and not have to worry about where to spend the night or if people are chasing after me," says the National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Here, Salak gives a sea-level perspective of the UNESCO World Heritage site's rich marine biodiversity.
In our new Web feature, Adventure writers and photographers share video snapshots from their travels to wild corners of the planet. This is the first video postcard in our series.
More by Contributing Editor Kira Salak:
Peru: Hell and Back: Trying the hallucinogen ayahuasca in the Amazon
Rediscovering Libya: Exploring forgotten treasures
Mungo Made Me Do It: Paddling to Timbuktu
Video courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions
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