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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.

  • noga adin 7y

    Lovely pic!

    Just did something like that yesterday, all night long, released about 50-60 new turtle babies to the sea.
    Was Great! will do it again next year.
    there was no sun/light for any good pic 4 me.
  • Johanes Duarte 2013 7y

    Beautiful shot.
  • chippa 7y

  • jjs08 7y

    Wow, what a perfect capture!
  • Julie 7y

    I love this one.
  • greendrz 7y

    Go little guy, go!,
    Awesome shot. Very well composed, cool depth of focus, gorgeous colors...and a cute little turtle!
  • nebulifer 7y

    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!
  • ❤Jackie❤ 7y

    veeeerrrrry cute. hope he(or she) made it 2 the ocean!
  • Thishya Weragoda 7y

    Super shot!
  • i eaт sтars 6y

    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.
  • Kamile Les 6y

    superb! love love loooove it!
  • louise.helen 6y

    Sounds like a fantastic experience, stunning photograph!
  • Trevor Allsopp 5y

    i've been there they tipped the turtles out of a bucket at night. its amazing how cute they are
  • www.flickr.com/photos/beatriz_molina/ 5y

    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
    --
    Seen in your beaches set. ( ?² )
  • budakat 5y

    Nice capture. You have quite the extensive photo stream!
  • Justin Winget 5y

    one of my all-time favorite shots! hope this little guy made it too!
  • Rahul Sadagopan 4y

    its beautiful!
  • monica and michael sweet 4y

    so awesome
  • LauraRossiPhoto 4y

    bellissima!!da un senso di infinito!
  • Dan Hiris 4y

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