"Midway down the Baja California Peninsula lies a land- and seascape that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared a World Heritage site and a Biosphere Reserve. Encompassing two lagoons and a large stretch of land between them, El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve provides a winter home for gray whales and other marine mammals, and habitat for thousands of migratory waterfowl. Plant life includes Sonoran Desert vegetation and, at the water’s edge, mangroves."
"Late November 2011 offered mostly cloud-free skies and a compelling view of the entire length of Baja California and the Pacific coast of Mexico. In the midst of the clarity, strong northeasterly winds stirred up dust storms on the mainland and the peninsula."