Every summer on South Florida beaches, sea turtle nest and hatch in prodigious numbers. Late at night, in the darkness, scores of these giant aged reptiles laboriously lumber up the sand to dig a giant hole and deposit over 100 eggs. After developing for 60 days, tiny vulnerable sea turtle hatchlings emerge from the sand, again in the darkness, to begin a perilous journey into the sea. I have been fortunate to witness these events with the help of friends who work to research and preserve this process in spite of the challenges of environmental degredation and overdevelopment.
Sea Turtle tracks in the sand at dawn
Sunrise over the Atlantic
A Green Sea turtle hatchling just emerged from the sand.