Leatherback turtle, Trinidad

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Uploaded 10 Apr 2008 — 8 favorites
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© Brian Hutchinson
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UploadedApril 10, 2008
TakenMay 29, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/160 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length19 mm
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A leatherback sea turtle camouflages her nest on Trinidad's North coast. Leatherbacks generally nest only at night, so finding this turtle still nesting in the morning was a rare opportunity. These amazing marine reptiles can weigh up to 2,000 lbs (900 kg) and regularly swim across entire ocean basins. They are also Critically Endangered with extinction due to human impacts.

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  • Gina Buchanan

    Gina Buchanan gave props (14 Apr 2008):

    Wow, amazing photo! It's really rare to see these "creatures" on the beauch during the day, right?

  • eva monbert

    eva monbert gave props (8 May 2008):

    very good take, unique creature, definetively my vote

  • Brian Hutchinson

    Brian Hutchinson said (22 May 2008):

    thank you both for your comments!

  • Michael Asaro

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