September 19, 2014

Finding His Way

sea turtles, baby sea turtle, sea turtle hatchling, Mexico ecotourism, sea turtle ecotourism, Mazunte Beach
September 19, 2014
Finding His Way

Species: Sea Turtle | Location: Huatulco, Mexico

A baby sea turtle hatchling starts making his way accross the sand toward the ocean at Mazunte Beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico. For just a few months during the year, olive ridley sea turtles make their way ashore here to lay their eggs on the beach. In the darkness of night, the babies shuffle to the water, never forgetting their birthplace, to which they will someday come back to lay their own eggs.

About The Photographer

Cropped eric rock

Eric's illustrious career began in Alaska in 1989, where he worked as a field researcher on many of the state’s diverse animal species, including river otters, waterfowl, moose and reindeer. He also served as the Head Naturalist at Kantishna Roadhouse Lodge in Denali National Park. Read Eric's bio to learn more about him!

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