Near the Sri Lankan city of Galle are a number of turtle hatcheries, all of which aim at providing the five species of sea turtle that are endemic to this area, a shot at life. The Olive Ridley, Loggerhead, Green and Leatherback turtles are all part of this conservation project. This thiugh, is the most beautiful of all - the Hawksbill..a stunning specimen, who was aiming with all his might to get out of his little tank and hoping to get to the sea, just a few metres away. These little hatcheries make money out of tourists who come and pay a visit, but the good thing is, most of them plough the profits back into conservation.
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eldancer1 (36343) 2010-08-31 10:44
Excellent portrait of this beautiful animal. Great pov and dof with sharp focus on the subject. Nice Colors. Well done, tfs.
vasilpro (41619) 2010-08-31 11:56
Wonderful photo, excellent focus and light management, very good POV and timing, lovely colors and contrast, fine work.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
gesp (152) 2010-08-31 14:23
Turtle, reflection, sharpness, colors, everything is just perfect. Beautiful shot!
chandrapranil (1085) 2010-08-31 17:51
Well done on capturing such a sharp image. I also really like the colour saturation.
Thank you for sharing
jhm (155276) 2010-09-02 4:15
A totally other sort turtles than here in Belgium.
Wonderful macro shot with wonderful details..
Nice nature picture.
Colors and sharpness are wonderful.
Composition and presentation are very nice. TFS.
- Copyright: Hemant Buch (hemantbuch) (1649)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-16
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 7D, 50 mm f/1.8 II Canon
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-31 10:08