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    we stopped at a sea turtle hatchery since it was on our way down to Hikkaduwa. i was utterly convinced that the whole enterprise would be a bullshit tourist trap, but figured it would be worth enduring on the off chance that we might possibly see a real live baby turtle. not only did we get to see, touch and learn quite a deal about three different species of turtles at nearly every stage of their lifecycle, but my expectations were completely exceeded when we got to take some babies to the beach at sunset and release them into the ocean. i don't normally get too squealy over widdle baby animals, but these little guys were *insanely* cute. i hope they didn't get snatched up by a seagull or trapped in a plastic 6-pack ring or anything.

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    1. jjs08 68 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a perfect capture!

    2. jaojao1 68 months ago | reply

      I love this one.

    3. greendrz 68 months ago | reply

      Go little guy, go!,
      Awesome shot. Very well composed, cool depth of focus, gorgeous colors...and a cute little turtle!

    4. nebulifer 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ocean-- Above and Below, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      awesome picture!

    5. ❤Jackie❤ [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      veeeerrrrry cute. hope he(or she) made it 2 the ocean!

    6. i eaт sтars 62 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable photo. I'm blown away -- that's so sweet. Great story, too. I'm glad that you had such a good experience at the hatchery. I could stare at this pic for hours... what a brave little guy :) Hope he's enjoying his time in the ocean.

    7. alвeяτ1979 60 months ago | reply

      such a lovely photostream! :-)

    8. Kamile_Lesk 60 months ago | reply

      superb! love love loooove it!

    9. louise.helen 59 months ago | reply

      Sounds like a fantastic experience, stunning photograph!

    10. Trevor Allsopp 51 months ago | reply

      i've been there they tipped the turtles out of a bucket at night. its amazing how cute they are

    11. NOW ON: flick.com/photos/beatriz_molina/ [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ~ The DreamCatchers ~, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Oh, my!
      The perspectives makes this even more strong! Perfect view
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      Seen in your beaches set. ( ?² )

    12. budakat72 45 months ago | reply

      Nice capture. You have quite the extensive photo stream!

    13. justinwinget 42 months ago | reply

      one of my all-time favorite shots! hope this little guy made it too!

    14. LauraRossiPhoto 37 months ago | reply

      bellissima!!da un senso di infinito!

    15. Dan Hiris 31 months ago | reply

      What type of turtle was it? We got to do this with green turtles in Mexico.

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