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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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A green sea turtle rises to the surface for a breath just off the coast of Florida. Sustainable travel is something we all should strive to consider and eventually adopt. As often as I can, I go out and explore the world's oceans with my cameras. I also strive to document the work of others who are protecting and conserving our environment, specifically in the world of sea turtle conservation. During nesting season I go out with our amazing biologists, scientists and volunteers who help to protect and document sea turtle habitats in South Florida. These turtles face a huge battle of survival on their upcoming "travels," and every person I can impact with their picture is a win!

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

TAGS: Florida

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2015
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.10.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
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© ben hicks.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
Total Views: 7901
Total Favorites: 18
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO500
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