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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Tunnels Beach, Kauai.

For many people to see and watch from close a sea turtle without long snorkeling hours is just a dream. Instead is it possible in one of the last paradises left on earth, Kauai Island in Hawaii. Here, at Tunnels, is possible to encounter these beautiful creatures just a few meters from the shore-line in very shallow water. Here the turtles seems not to be shy and let the people have a very close look while they feed on the sea bed. It is only up to our common sense to give them space and do not touch them!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Hanalei, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Lorenzo Mittiga