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Emily
Fanciful Archway at the Red Fort in Agra, India
View from Inside the Mosque at the Taj Mahal
Motel DeSoto Sign
Sunset Cape Cod Bay
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Leaf veins captured through a setting sun: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Lion in the African bush, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
The Taj Mahal as Seen from the Red Fort
Abandoned house
Flags in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Emily

A green turtle (Chelonia mydas) pierces the surface to breath. I was actually visiting a known, wild shark nursery habitat when I stumbled into this little guy. I blinked, and the turtle was gone. On visiting the nursery a few days later to my total surprise this turtle was once again ‘hanging out’ with some 10+ neonatal sharks! With my camera at the ready I waited patiently for the turtle to surface before capturing this shot.

TAGS: Bahamas, Nature, Turtle, Wildlife

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Miami, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Annie Guttridge.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Total Views: 23
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 29, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5200
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO560
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