17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

The endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles use Big Island's black sand beaches such as Punaluʻu to live, nest and avoid predation. The beach itself is unique as the black sand is made of basalt from the volcanic activity on the island.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © G J