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Green Sea Turtle

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 22 June 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Sea turtles are endangered by poachers. Babies are reared and released from sanctuaries on the island of Moorea when they are larger and have a better chance at survival. Their survival really depends on education. Programmes are now run in schools to teach children about the risk to the green sea turtle if they continue to be caught for food.

NIKON D5000 1/180 second F/16.0 ISO 500 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great capture and explanation. Like the colors - and the photo.

22 Jun 2013 8:22am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo! j'aime

22 Jun 2013 9:05am

tataray from france, France

Belle composition ! Jolie tête ... ))

22 Jun 2013 9:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a very clever shot . . I had not realized the endangerment.

22 Jun 2013 10:59am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Picture is very beautiful and wonderful

22 Jun 2013 11:05am

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle prise avec de belles couleurs !

Nice shot with beautiful colors!

22 Jun 2013 12:03pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful and funny portrait. All survival depends on education, something that we, as a species, have not understood yet.

22 Jun 2013 12:11pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fine capture !

22 Jun 2013 12:17pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A very beautiful capture, colors are gorgeous. Thank you for the information and sharing.
Good weekend.

22 Jun 2013 1:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Splendid capture!

22 Jun 2013 1:40pm

Focales from France

Nice colors

22 Jun 2013 5:22pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Interesting perspective in that clear green water. Was it looking up at you?

22 Jun 2013 6:00pm

@Julie L. Brown: It seemed to be watching us.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a delightful image - I love seeing that head peeking above the water!

22 Jun 2013 6:02pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I'll show you my turtle in a day or so, he's an inland river turtle:) Kind of beat up and super ugly

22 Jun 2013 10:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


22 Jun 2013 10:38pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, this ia a 'biggie' ... !

22 Jun 2013 11:58pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great capture of this beauty !!! The color of the water is wonderful ... and thanks for the interesting information.

23 Jun 2013 1:59am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Very good

24 Jun 2013 9:59am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a nosy fellow !!!

25 Jun 2013 11:33am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I don't understand the mentality of poachers..we are in the year 2013 no!...what a crazy world...a mighty fine shot

25 Jun 2013 5:20pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent capture.

26 Jun 2013 9:49pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a delight. Looks like that shell is just a tad too heavey for simple treading water.

28 Jun 2013 1:05pm

1/180 second
ISO 500
300 mm (35mm equiv.)