One photo a day from Hawaii's gathering place
Amazing shot!!! [we were just watching a Nat. Geo. program of Hawai'ian green sea turtles on TV...fascinating creatures]
He IS beautiful - and so is your photograph! The detail in his head is amazing.
Funny about the drool. I didn't know that they did that! It is still a wonderful photo! We have sea turtles that come to Orange Beach to nest at night but I have never seen one just come up on the beach during the day. That is so cool for you to get to see that!
What a great close-up! I understand your fascination with turtles. We have a pond in a college campus behind our house in Minnesota, but there are no specimens like this one there...he's a beauty drool and all!
Loving it.. i would be fascinated with them too... nice blog. :)
Even drooling he's a handsome fella Lisa, what a great shot!
Great shot even when drooling!!
I think he needs water to drink? ^_^ I don't like them to be killed by people. Love this photo!Macro Monday
Thanks everyone! Rachel, it is actually common to see the turtles during the day here, especially in the summer when they come close to the shore to feed on the algae. Kim, he is laying just a few feet from the ocean - he crawled ashore to sun himself and I woke him from his slumber when I walked up. I think he was fast asleep, thus the drooling on himself! They are revered and protected here, so I can't imagine anyone killing them.
Wonderful details you've captured with this shot, and yes, he's beautiful!