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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Turtle-Back Ride

The thing that draws me to the ocean the most is that I never know what I’m going to come across on any given day. I count myself extremely fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to capture this image.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Makaha, Hawaii, United States of America
Copyright: © Michael B. Hardie
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.03.16
Editor's Pick
Finalist