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Canada Goose 1
Bee at Rest
Smiling Face
Esplanade Architecture
Touring Downtown Spokane
Engines
Crocus
Belly dancer Sama
Blue Steel on the Hudson
Looking up to the milky way in Arizona's desert.
Eagle Drying his Wings
First steps
African sunset with flamingo
Monterey Beach
Sunset storm
Frame Within a Frame
Afternoon Nap
Awasa LAke
Death of the Beast
Snowy Owl in Buena Vista Grasslands
The Sleeping Giant
Evalyn Plays
Look Ma, No Hands
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
First steps

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.

TAGS: Florida, Sea, Turtle, United States

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Bradenton Beach, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Cynthia Lane.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Focal Length: 6mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO80
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