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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
a turtle sunning himself

The Punalu'u Black Sand beach on Hawaii's Big Island is famous for attracting sea turtles. This guy was a little dried out from sitting in the sun, which made for a great shot against the black sand background.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Pahala, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Julie DiMarzio