Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) at night laying it's eggs on the beaches of San Marcelino, El Salvador. Was such a great opportunity to photograph this endangered species while staying in a nearby Rancho.
Sadly nearby poachers where already there digging back up all of poor turtles eggs it had just laid beneath the sand. These poachers tell people they're approved conservationists, but it's just a lie. In the next few days we worked with and forwarded all information we gathered on these poachers to Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales.
Sadly, these poachers will keep existing as long as people keep buying up and consuming the endangered turtle eggs. Hopefully this practice one day can be completely eradicated.
Taken with Sony Alpha A7R and Sony FE 50mm lens
f/1.8 @ 1/25s | ISO-1600 @sonyalpha
Size matters the turtles of Derawan just seem to be bigger! Diving with the legend himself Mike from @fearlessandfar
Big thanks to @indtravel for taking me to these amazing shots. #wonderfullindonesia on the #tripofwonders 😎
Did you know today was #NationalReptileAwarenessDay ? Were you aware that we had a turtle sister? Her name is Scuttle, and Mamz has had her for 27 years! (Momz is ancient. 🧓🏻)
Five Fun Facts About Scuttle:
🐢 She also likes carrots.
🐢 She has lived in 4 states.
🐢 She once escaped her tank.
🐢 She has caused at least 5 floods. (Momz lost track.)
🐢 She evacuated a hurricane and had to be smuggled on a 4-seater airplane.
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Is this not the most majestic thing you’ve seen today? 🐢🤙🏽 PLEASE tag and share with your friends to encourage them to do more to protect our oceans. 🎥 @tomsunderwaterphotography filmed at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia 🇦🇺