17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
sea turtle going back to the sea

I woke up early in the morning, hoping to see some baby turtles on Itsamia Beach, Moheli island in the Comoros. Suddenly, I saw a rock. A moving rock, I got closer.. it was not a rock ! it was a big green sea turtle going back to the sea after nesting. The sun was getting up, letting us see the island of Anjouan in the background. So beautiful.

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Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Itsamia, Comoros
Copyright: © Myriam Leforestier