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Screaming Turtle!

Screaming Turtle! Or maybe it's laughing? Juvenile loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). (West Palm Beach, Florida)

 

This was a turtle that was rescued by researchers after not making it out of its nest. After being raised for a bit in captivity, we released them into the wild. This was its first moment in the ocean.

 

Taken with Canon D60, Sea & Sea housing, 2 x Ikelite DS-125 strobes.

 

See this shot at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History here:

www.echeng.com/journal/2006/01/30/screaming-turtle-smiths...

 

You can buy a print of this image here:

photos.echeng.com/Prints/Print-Sales/3381454_KFBCGG#18923...

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Taken on May 24, 2006