The NYC Sea Gypsies

Since 1971

“Sea Lions And Marine Wildlife In The Sea Of Cortez Off The Baja Peninsula”


Joanna Lentini

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 7 PM
The Press Box Restaurant and Pub
932 2nd Avenue (between 49th & 50th)

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The Sea of Cortez lies between Baja California and Mexico and is one of the most diverse seas on the planet. Jacques Cousteau famously described it as “the world’s aquarium”. Join international award-winning wildlife and underwater photographer Joanna Lentini to learn about the thrills and challenges of photographing the resident sea lion colony at Espiritu Santo National Reserve on the Baja Peninsula. The California sea lions at Los Islotes in the Sea of Cortez are essentially puppies of the sea—inquisitive, playful, and gentle creatures that will steal your heart. This particular region provides a plethora of close wildlife encounters and photographic opportunities ranging from whale sharks, dolphins, mobula rays, and even blue whales and is an ocean lovers paradise. One of Joanna’s deepest passions is wildlife conservation, and through her images and writing she hopes to inspire others to form a greater appreciation of our natural planet and its wild places and creatures.

Joanna has lived in 4 countries on 3 continents. She has visited and photographed about 50 different countries and logged hundreds of dives in diverse environments around the world from Australia to Palau to North America to the Arctic. She is currently planning an expedition to the Antarctic. Her images have been published in numerous prestigious publications. Joanna is a certified Aquanaut, has studied at Rider University and the New York Institute of Photography, and is a member of Canon Professional Services, OGXplorers, and the Ocean Artists Society.

***NOTE: The official Club Annual Meeting, as per our bylaws, where club elections will take place, will be held in November***