20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Resting on a terrace

A green sea turtle resting on a volcanic rock terrace between antipatharians, commonly known as black corals. While several species of sea turtles can be seen in the Galápagos islands, the green sea turtle is thought to be the only species that nests on the islands.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger