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© Stephanie Sarad
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Photo license: Public domain

This poor lil guy is a captive at Okinawa World in Okinawa Japan. He is one among many of the animals kept there that are not treated up to ethical and moral that I believe are standards for animals. He seemed drawn to me the moment I knelt by his cage. It broke my heart to leave him. I have learned much about culture and other countries views towards animals and their treatment. I truely believe any animal small or large has the right to a happy life.....

41 responses

  • Dom Ioele

    Dom Ioele said (7 Jun 2008):

    Whimsical shot! I have a similar close up of a turtle's head on my JPGmag page...

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (7 Jun 2008):


  • Morgan Courtney

    Morgan Courtney said (15 Jun 2008):

    This picture brought a tear to my eye! This poor turtle- i just want to reach in, grab him an put him next to a big pond or something.

  • Antje Sommer

    Antje Sommer said (17 Jun 2008):

    great shot!

  • Watson Inglis

    Watson Inglis said (23 Jun 2008):

    thank you for loving animals!

  • Amy Scott

    Amy Scott said (7 Aug 2008):

    i want to hug him :(

  • Abbey Cahill

    Abbey Cahill (Deleted) said (8 Aug 2008):

    I am with Morgan on this one. I wish I could bring him home to a pond or a lake. Poor little guy.

  • Stephanie Sarad

    Stephanie Sarad said (3 Sep 2008):

    thanks guys!! im glad to see so many people reacting to this with such compassion. My fav part of the photo is how his eyes are the most in focus and he looks a bit teary.... poor baby...

  • Samwell

    Samwell gave props (11 Sep 2008):

    Awww..... i love him! no seriously....... ( ^ _ ^ )/

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (14 Sep 2008):

    Nice catch ;-)

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    What a sad story. :( This turtle reminds me of the turtle from the Never Ending Story.

  • Liliane Paingaud

    Liliane Paingaud gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    It makes me so sad to look at his eyes ! What a great photo!

  • *#!@&*June Phillips

    *#!@&*June Phillips gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    This is why I don't go to zoo's I hate to see caged animals poor thing

  • Stephanie Sarad

    Stephanie Sarad said (27 Sep 2008):

    Liliane~don't his eyes look so teary?? awwww lil turty...

  • Stephanie Sarad

    Stephanie Sarad said (27 Sep 2008):

    AJ~ OMG youre right!!! he does look like the turtle from the Neverending Story!!! LOL

  • Christopher Boles

    Christopher Boles (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2008):

    You captured the real feeling of both you and the turtle in this image. Great shot!

  • Stephanie Sarad

    Stephanie Sarad said (29 Sep 2008):

    hey thanks christopher! we were both pretty sad... snif snif

  • ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim

    ! ! ! Anice ! ! Bommerscheim gave props (29 Sep 2008):

    Well said, I agree 100% with you! Nice shot btw~

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2008):

    funny that I should save this shot to My Favorites, I'm saddened just looking at him...That makes it a Great Shot!!!!! well done.

  • Bernadette Morris

    Bernadette Morris said (1 Oct 2008):

    photojournalism at it's best....hardly enough room for this beautiful creature to even poke it's head out...You've done all you could do by capturing this moment and sharing with the world small act may help to make even at least one person to sympathize with 'life' in all forms. I hate to see animals caged :( I hate the circus, pet stores and chains. This pic will be in my heart forever...

  • Bernadette Morris

    Bernadette Morris gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    excellent capture

  • Barbara Gerstner

    Barbara Gerstner gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    Just heartbreaking.........wish we could rescue them all={

  • barbee cain

    barbee cain said (2 Oct 2008):

    wayyyy too cute!

  • Fanny Menard

    Fanny Menard gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Amazing capture!!!

  • Dennis Perry

    Dennis Perry (Deleted) gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Well said!

  • Jeff Ore

    Jeff Ore gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Great Shot

  • Kyra Gibson

    Kyra Gibson said (25 Jan 2009):

    ohhh! such a sad photo! I have a turtle named Howard, and I can't even imagine him like this!

  • Natalia Presztolanszky

    Natalia Presztolanszky said (13 May 2009):

    It is very-very sad....

  • Mariah

    Mariah said (23 May 2009):

    oh my god ): this really tugs at the heart strings.

  • Maria Uribe

    Maria Uribe gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    poor little thing! great picture!

  • Wednesday Irving

    Wednesday Irving gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Great shot- an adorable little thing- that really deserves better treatment

  • Patricia Gil

    Patricia Gil said (26 Aug 2009):

    heart broken

  • Becky K

    Becky K gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    Wow, great capture.

  • bimal goculdas

    bimal goculdas gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    super shot and super commentary

  • Carol F

    Carol F said (6 Sep 2009):

    a real artist

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    this was a "Very" good shot, also a sad one...a teaching moment

  • Nancy Severance

    Nancy Severance said (28 Mar 2010):

    wow...I actually teared up too. He looks so innocent, so alone

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Agree....such a look of innocence and playfullness! A great shot.... so much personality in his little face :-)

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (19 Aug 2010):

    Very powerful shot. I totally agree with you, and it is very very sad.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (27 Jun 2011):

    Poor thing. They live a long time. I pray his life will get better.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (29 Dec 2011):

    Wow, incredible capture...very nice!

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