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The Mantis
beheaded tulip
A herd of wild donkeys outside of Las Vegas, Nevada
Walk in the foggy night
Mantis
Walking in Allegany State Park
Looking up
Midwest Moment
jumping spider in ambush
small world
Sunset in Lincoln City Oregon
Hawaiian Honu
Shadow Mask
Incredible blue
It’s finally autumn; Pumpkins and Puppies in Virginia
The litle cabin in the winter
A Portrait of Young Bull
Daily crowded riding
Survivor
Details matter
Traditional Costumes
Lake Louise Winter Morning
America Seen 2
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Hawaiian Honu

I chose this photo because of the amount of emotion this image displays. Many photographs of animals are unique, but this image can relate to the human life. What I mean by this, is that when a sea turtle is flipped onto its back, it is likely that it will not be able to flip back over, causing it to die. The terror and panic that the turtle feels in this moment, is very similar to the panic or terror we feel at various times in our lives. In this scenario, the turtle survived and flipped itself back over and managed to escape. When a viewer sees this image, the story I want them to see is the panic and anxiety that the turtle faced. If the viewer sees this story, they will form an attachment to the image because they can relate this to their own life.

TAGS: Hawaii

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Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States of America
Member since 2017
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Kelly North.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2017
Filed Under: Travel
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 24, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Ponolulu Beach , Hawaii, United States of America