|Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons)
|Date Taken: 2006-07-22|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5|
|Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-01-22 3:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Hawksbill turtles have traditionally been hunted around Zanzibar for their attractive shells, and green turtles for their meat. In 1993, with encouragement and assistance from various conservation bodies and some dedicated marine biologists, the local community opened the Mnarani Natural Aquarium|
Turtles frequently nest on Nungwi Beach, and village volunteers now mark and monitor new nests. The resulting hatchlings are carried to small plastic basins and small concrete tanks at the aquarium where they remain for ten months. By this time, they have grown to ten inches and their chances of survival at sea are dramatically increased.
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- [2013-01-22 5:18]
Nice photo of this Hawksbill Turtle in very beautiful colours. Good sharpness and details. A bit tight in the composition.
Great focus on the turtle's head, great sharpness
and details of all its body, if you could have
more space around him would be better but
I have read your reply to Peter, TFS
very interesting turtle. Nice colours. I like this point of view. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2013-01-22 14:38]
Hi Deon,new beautiful pic from Zanzibar,i don't understand the strange cut of your pic but i like the excellent quality,not easy to ahev perfect details and colors like yours on a turtle underwater.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Very beautiful turtle. It is nice to see that people are trying to preserve the species for future generations. Very colourful turtle and you captured it well, with good detail. Super POV and timing.
Thanks for sharing