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Featured Baby tortuga release tonight

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Robert Watcher, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. My wife and I were at a beach close to where we are living in El Salvador today. An Australian woman noticed I had a camera and mentioned that there would be a release of 175 baby tortugas at 5:00, if we would like to come down to the waterfront.

    The lighting was wonderful. It was a far more convenient time for photographs than in the black of night when many release the turtles. I had my Olympus E-M1 with the 11-22mm f2.8/3.5 four thirds lens attached. The people in charge, allowed me to go out beyond the line that they drew in the sand as a restriction for the viewers to stay behind for the safety of the turtles.
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  4. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    So fragile, and so beautiful.
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Nice light and great angles. I love seeing the human feet and the little turtles.
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  6. Hendrik

    Hendrik Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Wayland MA
    Great series! What a privilege.
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  7. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Thanks for sharing:thumbup:; seeing those folk there re-news my faith in (some) humans.
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  8. Great shots, I would have loved to have been there.
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  9. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    It is a wonderful thing to witness. Great images!

    Back in 2012 we were staying on Harbor Island, SC during the summer when the turtles hatch. Volunteers walk the beach every morning looking for the tracks of females after they have laid to mark nests and signs that an existing nest has 'boiled' or hatched. They then wait until sunrise and dig up any nests that boiled in the night. There are always a few hatchlings that were not able to dig out for one reason or another. On our last morning we were able to witness the volunteers digging out a nest, counting the hatchlings and empty shells, then releasing the baby turtles to the sea.

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    Shot with my old Canon S3 IS superzoom.
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  10. mumu

    mumu Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    What an amazing opportunity. The low angle shots worked really well.
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  11. tonyturley

    tonyturley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2014
    Great series. These are the kind of events that put the "cool" into photography.
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  12. AMcUK

    AMcUK Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2018
    Great pictures and a special thing to witness!
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  13. danelkins

    danelkins Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    Norhtern Illinois
    Thanks for sharing. A very creative, and impressive, set of images.
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  14. TaoStory

    TaoStory Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2014
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    Tom Remisoski
    What a moment! Nice job!
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  15. Stanga

    Stanga Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 16, 2016
    Thanks for posting and for bringing back some lovely memory of my time living in the tropics. A school friend of mine did the musical compliment on an international film that was made to bring awareness of the plight of the sea turtles when they come ashore to lay their eggs. Sadly he passed away ages ago. But the project that he did the music for still continues to this day and provides an income for the locals in terms of tourism and looking after the local environment.
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  16. Sam0912

    Sam0912 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Manchester UK
    Sam Roberts
    Amazing, I’m incredibly jealous!
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