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Ground Zero Memorial worker observing the crowd
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Dead pigeon found on Manhattan road
Woman at airport wearing red on International Women's Day
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A young Mardi Gras indian during Super Sunday celebration
Late autumn dandelion in New Mexico
A lone pool player on Halloween night
Vintage Bride
Entourage
The infamous Route 66
Swimming with Dinosaurs
Driving through Joshua Tree National Park at Night
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A view of crypts at from the broken window of St. Roch Cemetery Chapel
Sunrise over Lake Topaz
Green Anole catching some sun.
Sunrise on Topaz
Rainbow over Seal and Sail Rock, Bullman Beach, WA
Tree frog taking a nap on a Palm Frond.
A Fiddler Crab on Guard
Wedding Shoot
Ethereal Hunter
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Swimming with Dinosaurs

Loggerhead turtles are striking with their history visible for all to see; shell damage, bumps, barnacles and chronicles all displayed on their back is a wonderful thing to view up close. As I took this image however, I found myself totally lost in the eyes of this ancient reptile. All I could think about was how has this insanely beautiful animal survived everything mankind had put in its path to a 'normal' life. Overfishing, fishing techniques, global warming, pollution (particularly plastics), poaching, habitat destruction, ocean occupants feel an abundance of pressure from our actions. An incredible free dive and exchange of curiosity between diver and turtle, however the real treat was the additional environmental inspiration that came post dive.

TAGS: Bahamas, Nature, Turtle, Wildlife

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Miami, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Annie Guttridge.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Total Views: 41
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 8, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO450
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