Monday, February 28, 2011

My world Tuesday; Turtles;

Turtle track;



Lady Elliot Island is a breeding ground for Green- and Loggerhead turtles between November and May each year. Turtles come ashore at night to lay eggs and are easily disturbed by light, noise and movement. It is possible to have an incredible encounter and watch the females laying eggs and also the hatchlings emerge from the sand. 


  1. She looks really exhauted and still have to walk a distance to reach the sea... poor thing... bye and see ya next year ;-)

  2. Love the photo of the patterns on the sand created by them. Beautiful shot of the exhausted turtle. I'd love to visit such a place some day!

  3. What a delightful post, Trudi! I love it! She does indeed look exhausted! Awww! I'm wishing her well! And I, too, love the patterns on the sand! Really fantastic captures! Thanks for sharing them with us! Hope you have a great week!


  4. Wow! Incredible capture, wonderful close shots.

  5. Very nice series, well done

  6. I think these are a great set of pictures - I really like the first one, just because of its abstract shapes I think.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  7. Such a wonderful post Titania!!!
    That turtle track is just great and the poor exhausted beast taking a breather.

    I love your hippiastrum header, a great shot indeed.

  8. Absolutely wonderful, Titania. Those tracks look like they could have been made by the tires of heavy man-made equipment.
    I'd love to see the hatching some day. It must be an awesome experience, watching nature and instinct at work on such a scale.
    Thank you for sharing these photos. I love them.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. Que linda foto! Obrigada por compartilhar!

  10. My comment must have got lost! Just want to say what amazing photos these are!

  11. What an amazing journey! Wonderful pictures!