A closer view of the photographers. If you look really hard you'll see a big video camera and someone lying on the beach to the left of the group. The camera plus 4 people were part of a BBC crew. They were attempting to film a new 3D episode of Earthflight, a nature series that aired last year on The Discovery Channel. They'd been at Punta Norte for 14 days waiting for the orcas to show up.
Speaking of video..... I didn't know I wouldn't be able to shoot video. Somehow that piece of information never made it to me. It was more than a disappointment since I didn't even bring a camera tripod. All I had with me was a small video tripod and video head. Luis tried to acquire at least one video permit for me, but none were available. As you'll see in subsequent photos, it wasn't even possible to "sneak" in a little video because the folks on the beach were closely watched by an Argentinian beach examiner.