13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A loggerhead turtle hatchling takes its first steps towards the Gulf of Mexico after it was released by a local turtle conservation group. The nest of hatchlings had been disoriented by lights when it hatched the night before, and they were collected in a bucket to give them a chance to rest until dawn, when they were released.
|Photo Location:||Bradenton Beach, Florida, United States of America|
|Camera:||Canon PowerShot SX120 IS|
|Copyright:||© Cynthia Lane|