Beach Baby

Uploaded: August 21, 2012 22:46:49


Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle - Kona, Hawaii

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles love to haul out on the Kona Coast. Basking is rare among marine turtles, and has been observed in only a few populations in the Pacific. It is thought that they do this for thermoregulation, resting, and perhaps for protection from tiger sharks.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -5.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700


Jack Gaskin August 22, 2012

Wonderful Catch we have turtles nesting along the Palm Beach Coast where the known nests are protected all summer. All have a rescue center right there just in case. They are a treat to see and so impressive in the water.

Jack #1481701

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 22, 2012

Nice capture, Cindy. He is beautiful. #10285526

Karen Celella August 31, 2012

Very nice, Cindy. I hope to one day be able to witness the eggs hatching. #10301422

Stefania Barbier level-classic September 24, 2012

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10336485

Connie J. Bagot September 24, 2012

Fascinating photo and great finalist---congratulations Cindy! #10336622

Ann Coates level-classic September 24, 2012

What a terrific capture, congratulations on your finalist. Would love to see this for myself. #10336672

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 24, 2012

Superb finalist, Cindy!

Debby #10337441

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 24, 2012

Big congrats on both of your well deserved Finalist, Cindy! #10337535

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10338329

Renee Doyle September 24, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Cindy!! #10338690

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 25, 2012

Wonderful image and well deserved finalist Cindy!

jo ann c. #10340243

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 25, 2012


Merna L. Nobile September 30, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

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