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This photo shows the emotion and struggle of a Hawksbill sea turtle laying her eggs. I was working on the Zapatilla cays off the coast of Panama on a project focused on sea turtle conservation. After making my morning rounds working on turtle nests I came upon a Hawksbill climbing up onto the beach. Hawksbills usually nest at night so this was a rare moment. I held my distance as she came up and began to work on her nest. Once she was settled and began to lay her eggs, I began to take pictures of her. I wanted the image to speak for the Hawksbills and their struggle as a critically endangered species

TAGS: Panama

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Miami, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Jorge Lopez-Perez.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 20, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Camera Model: NIKON D5100
Focal Length: 44mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f6.3
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PHOTO LOCATION Bocas del Toro, Panama