Lepidochelys olivacea

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An olive ridley sea turtle takes its first steps in Baja California Sur. After entering the ocean, the turtle will swim frantically out to sea. If she is female, she will return to nest on this same beach more than 12 years later as an adult. It is estimated that only 1 in 1000 sea turtle eggs becomes an adult turtle. (16mm @ f/3.5, 1/250 sec)

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