Happy New Year, everyone! I am so honored that one of my images won Let’s Be Wild’s ‘Exploration’ category. See the image HERE. This week’s photo challenge (ending today!) is “New Beginnings.” Let’s go once again to Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica and watch the olive ridley sea turtles’ new beginnings.
In 40 to 60 days, the magical awakening begins, and the hatchlings quickly find their way to the surface and follow the call of the ocean.
Days later, when the biologists exhume the nest, a straggler is often discovered. With high hopes, we watched this one find its sea legs and head to the ocean.
The ocean embraces the baby turtle with a complete baptism!
After a nest hatches, the biologist oversees the little ones’ journey to the ocean.
For a scientific post about the olive ridley sea turtles, go HERE.
For more photos of sea turtles, see the end-of-the year post HERE. (A Sea Turtle’s First Day)
Visit Let’s Be Wild for other posts featuring NEW BEGINNINGS.
For the past few weeks, my attention has been directed to a large painting, which depletes my energies each day. It’s difficult to merge the painting mode with a ‘chatty’ one, so I have made few ripples in the WordPress waters this week! Thanks, all of you, for your amazing support, especially when I am silent, and you’re still there saying nice things to me! Life could be much worse! Z